PF cadres drinking outside the Supreme Court
PF cadres drinking outside the Supreme Court

Some youths from the Patriotic Front on Saturday afternoon set up a mini bar outside the Supreme Court grounds in protest against the decision of the Constitutional Court to extend the period in which to hear the presidential petition.

And the UPND has condemned the actions of the PF youths saying it is aimed at intimidating the judiciary.
The youths say they were incensed by the decision of the Concourt and accused the judges of delaying the inauguration of President Elect Edgar Lungu.

The youths threatened to continue camping outside the Supreme Court until Monday when they expect the Concourt to reverse its decision and discontinue the hearing.

They have cooler boxes and were seeing serving beer by motorists and passers-by as they chatted away into the evening on Saturday.

Some of the notable youths in the group include the party’s Youth Chairman for Lusaka Province Kennedy Kamba and controversial former Big Brother Zambia Representative Maxwell Chongu.

But when reached for a comment, PF Secretary General Davies Chama said the youths who are camped outside the Supreme Court grounds are not PF youths.

He however said every Zambia has a right to follow proceedings of court and that the youths gathered outside the Court grounds are exercising their democratic rights.

And UPND Secretary General Stephen Kakuta said the actions of the PF youths is aimed at intimidating the judiciary.

“We have always said it that there is a lot of lawlessness and breakdown of the law and order under Edgar Lungu and the PF Government.  The PF leadership has been breaking the law with impunity and they go unpunished while any small accusations by our members, they are arrested and given the harshest punishments such as aggravated robbery offences which are none bailable,” Mr Katuka said.

“Today we are seeing PF thugs freely camping and drinking beer right outside the sacred institutions of judiciary which is also near the Police Service Headquarters with a view to disrupt court proceedings coming up tomorrow, Monday.”

“As far as the PF leadership is concerned, justice must always be in their favour regardless of the legal provisions,” he lamented.

“As at now, President- elect Edgar Lungu has not vacated office, a move against the constitutional provisions when there is a petition in place, but as UPND, we have not gone into the streets to protest.”
He said President Lungu broke the constitution by keeping his ministers in office after the dissolution of Parliament and as UPNP and that the party took a civil route of going to court with the Law Association of Zambia as opposed to the streets and they proved that he was wrong.

“The PF leadership must know that Zambia is bigger than their selfish individual interests of wanting to amass wealth at the expense of the majority of the Zambian people.  The actions they are now taking of intimidation and putting pressure on the judiciary and other constitutional office bearers is unacceptable and actually recipe for anarchy in the country.”

Mr Katuka added, “We call on other stakeholders and the international community to pay attention to the recklessness and breakdown of law and order under the PF leadership that is currently going on. We keep appealing for peace and unity in the country, but our patience is being tested beyond limits. The police must immediately act impartially before Zambia descends into an all-out broken country like others that were once peaceful nations but have now degenerated.”

PF member Maxwell Chongo in deep conversation with his fellow PF youths outside the Supreme Court grounds
PF member Maxwell Chongo in deep conversation with his fellow PF youths outside the Supreme Court grounds
PF youths enjoying their mini-bar outside the Supreme Court
PF youths enjoying their mini-bar outside the Supreme Court
Max, Kennedy Kamba and other PF cadres enjoying their beer outside the Supreme Court
Max, Kennedy Kamba and other PF cadres enjoying their beer outside the Supreme Court
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  1. This unruly behaviour must be brought to a stop. Any no surprises, this is what has characterised PF’s rule in the past 5 years. Lest we forget, these are same people that protested for one judge to recuse himself from hearing this petition, Justice Mulembe. Luckily the man has more credibility and recused himself, saving himself from this circus

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    • This is where PF leadership gets it wrong, their inability to control unruly cadres this is the highest court in the land where sober minds look at critical issues whose reverberations transend generations shaping our nation. Its appalling that even with a lawyer president these thugs show no respect for our courts. Even at the height of Kaunda’s wamuyaya this didn’t happen.

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    • Where is the police to wip these pricks? …. But anyway this is what happens when you have a drunkard drinking president, everything is tavern affairs, nothing is serious!

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    • These youths are far away from the court building. Why does upnd rush to calling the international community?

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    • Lawlesness in Zambia, these were sent to go and cause confusion otherwise police could have acted.. Car without number plate, what is that all about??

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    • *PRESIDENT LUNGU IS THE ELECTED PRESIDENT- MILES SAMPA*

      Sunday September 4, 2016

      PRESS STATEMENT BY UNITED DEMOCRATIC FORUM (UDF) Leader Miles Sampa

      I note with sadness the acrimonious divisions and anxiety that has gripped the nation following the just ended Presidential and general elections. As leaders we need to come in and promote unity in diversity. The election has now passed and campaigns are over. The leader has emerged and for development, peace and unity; we need to support that leader.

      As in any competition, for instance in the game of football, there can only be one winner at the end of 90 minutes when the referee blows the final whistle.
      In the past 15 years, I have participated actively in all our general elections. I have been part of a team that has lost…

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    • We seriously need to start smoothing our constitution by amending some of these articles dealing with petition to avoid malicious petitions like the one we have now. The insistence by HH for the president to hand over power clearly show that the motives is a ill-motive.

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    • At least these are just chatting in a public square which many people use for various functions such as recording videos, wedding photos etc. Nothing wrong with the youths having an afternoon there.

      However, can someone help me understand HH’s entry to the court premises with a gang of ruffians on Friday the 2nd???

      Ba Katuka, that is what we call actions aimed at intimidating the courts Sir..!

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    • @Saulosi far away from the court building that’s right but still there’s a Zambian law that bans drinking alcohol in public

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    • THIS IS WHERE AND WHEN I LIKE/LOVE AFRICA. LIFE IS REAL. I REALLY, MISS THE REAL LIFE IN AFRICA AND IN PARTICULAR, ZAMBIA. INSAKA BAKULA APAPENE AMA GUYS. THAT’S REAL SOCIAL LIFE. PABULILE FYE KA BRAII PA SIDE- UKOCE NAMA. CARRY ON GUYS, UBUSHIKU BWAMAILO TEBOBE.

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  2. After the official announcement of the election results, Edgar Lungu went to “rest” at a lodge in the Luangwa National Park owned by two brothers of Asian origin, Irfan and Zunaid. The core business for these two is game ranching and they have near monopolized the hunting license business.

    Irfan and Zunaid allegedly gave $500,000 in cash to Lungu, which was then passed on to another shady character named Farouk Ghumra to act as intermediary with Yousuf Akubat, who apparently changes money on the black market. These people can supposedly confirm that this money was then delivered to Judges Anne Sitali and Mungeni Mulenga on Tuesday 30th August and is allegedly now sitting in the bank accounts of surrogates who may soon be exposed.

    The Judges have allegedly assured Edgar Lungu that…

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  3. Allegations surfacing show how Edgar Lungu, the self proclaimed humble man who represents the masses has used every opportunity as President of Zambia to enrich a small group of allies, otherwise know as the den of thieves, which is supposedly led by brothers Irfan and Zunneid.

    The brothers own the infamous Sitatunga Lodge where many of corrupt deals are said to have been conceived.

    The two brothers are said to have been bankrolling Lungu and the PF using monies from suspect deals, such as through Delta Energy, where they apparently make 25 cents (K2.50) per liter on fuel imported into the country. Meaning for each liter of petrol you buy at K9.87, Irfan and Zunneid are thought to receive K2.50.

    The brothers are also known to have “won” the contract to supply second hand fire…

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  4. Other deals are said to have included brokering the deal to print ballot papers using a Dubai printing company, with the commission used to finance the PF campaign. Zunneid owns property in Dubai.

    Using Bokani Soko and indeed Edgar Lungu as fronts, the two brothers have apparently acquired Pharmanova paying millions of dollars. Their target is exclusive rights to Ministry of Health tenders worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    According to one source close to the brothers, who is now acting as a whistleblower, “When Irfan and Zunneid ask Edgar to jump, he asks, “how high?”. They have become so powerful that they have even been rumoured to appoint Cabinet Ministers. Zunaid personally delivered appointment letters for Given Lubinda as Minister of Agriculture to his house on the eve…

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  5. The whistleblower continued: “Other members of this den of thieves are thought to include Valden Findlay who has allegedly paid a $300,000 deposit to lawyers led by Eric Silwamba representing Edgar Lungu at the Constitutional Court. The owners of Melissa Super Markets Majestic Casino were supposedly used as a conduit by Irfan and Zunneid for $1 million that was paid offshore with intent to grease the Constitutional Court Judges. The Treasury has also not been spared. Allegations have surfaced that on 10th August an equivalent of $2 million was withdrawn from the Ministry of Tourism and this money was distributed to electoral officers across the country to manipulate election results in the favor of PF. As a consequence ZAWA officers have not been paid their August salaries. Jean Kapata…

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  6. This is their Lazy Lungu culture…let’s ignorantly protest whilst we drinking one two mosi and wines…I hope you clean up after; clearly these are the benefactors of the PF corrupt regime who can afford to protest beside their newly acquired jeeps.

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  7. Question to these *****s and other blind PF followers – can Lungu explain the above? Our economy is been run by very few individuals for their benefit and not for all. Do these *****s outside the court know where their future is going?

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  8. when you kow your son is not a fighter. His friends come and start him. The best you can as apparent is to fight for him. That is what the cadres are doing. They can see nonsense in the pretence of peace. I don’t supports but I think it is worth it.

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  9. Is Mr Maxwell Chongu not on bail from the Petauke Magistrate’s Court? What do his bail conditions stipulate I wonder?

    More worryingly though is these are known PF members and they make no secrete that they are camped there as PF members. President Lungu may not be confirmed as president of Zambia yet but he is the PF president. A trained lawyer at that. Regardless of what he may feel about the Concourt ruling he has the obligation to show leadership and tell those supporters of his and Dora Siliya to respect the laws of the country.
    He was in church today promising to not abuse the church but he forgets he made a solemn promise to God last year before millions of witnesses when he placed his hand over the Holy Bible and swore to uphold and defend the constitution of the country at…

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    • cont’d……….He was in church today promising to not abuse the church but he forgets he made a solemn promise to God last year before millions of witnesses when he placed his hand over the Holy Bible and swore to uphold and defend the constitution of the country at all times. He may think those are just words but in truth that is a very serious promise he made.

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    • These guys are sitting at a public place and not at the Supreme court lawn you fool. I have seen weddings every weekend on this lawn.

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  10. How different is hh or gbv from eclipse? Way things seems like the two smooth criminals are the most ruthless ones & it’s looks like they are running out of time to defend they criminal relevance.

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  11. There we have it!! FAILURE IN LEADERSHIP at so MANY LEVELS IN OUR SOCIETY! The COURT FROM THE VERY START NEEDED TO REMIND PETITIONERS THAT THE TIME THEY WERE LOOSING BY OVERLOADING THEIR PETITION WITH MANY OTHER ISSUES WOULD INCLUDE WEEKENDS! UPND CLAIMED to have had a SOLID WATER TIGHT CASE which made many of us believe, THE CASE WOULD END WITH A WEEK. HH himself cited missing GN 12 forms and evidence of malpractices in CHAWAMA,MANDEVU and MUNALI where they WANTED A RECOUNT! Afterwards we started hearing many other ISSUES AIMED AT REMOVING LUNGU FROM PRESIDENCE BEFORE FACTS OF ELECTION PETITION are heard. Then the COURTS U-TURNED and NOW this PF Cadres’ response!CAMPING AT COURT IS NOT RIGHT!!

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    • …. cont’d.. I believe the PF as the PARTY IN POWER should RESTRAIN ITS CADRES the same way they HAVE NOT REACTED VIOLENTLY to TRIBALISTS WHO HAVE DESTABILIZED fellow citizens from Northern and Eastern ethnic groups in UPND Strongholds!

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    • He was not there & had not seen them. How can he accept hearsay?

      Now compare that with HH who personally carried cadres to a meeting with ECZ, and to the ConCourt on Friday….

      No leadership qualities. He may be carrying hooligans to UN or AU closed door meetings for heads of state, just thinking.

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  12. Some of the notable youths in the group include the party’s Youth Chairman for Lusaka Province Kennedy Kamba and controversial former Big Brother Zambia Representative Maxwell Chongu.

    But when reached for a comment, PF Secretary General Davies Chama said the youths who are camped outside the Supreme Court grounds are not PF youths.

    IF NEUTRAL PERSON COMMENTS ON SUCH BEHAVIOR FROM MR. CHAMA, THEN HE IS LABELLED. EVEN WHEN THERE IS EVIDENCE, THIS GUY SAYS ITS NOT PF. IS THIS GOOD LEADERSHIP, HONESTLY? ??

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    • He was not there & had not seen them. How can he accept hearsay?

      Now compare that with HH who personally carried cadres to a meeting with ECZ, and to the ConCourt on Friday….

      No leadership qualities. He may be carrying hooligans to UN or AU closed door meetings for heads of state, just thinking.

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  13. What do you expect from a convicted embezzler lungu who even now is breaking the law by not handing over power to the speaker.

    Lungu is behind all the thuggery in PF. If he wanted he could end it all with one phone call.

    The man is a dangerous despot masquerading as a humble God fearing church man. Yet the opposition is true. He is a true thug.

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  14. Excellent. Maybe tomorrow they can take their young girlfriends along. Suggest the girls show their patriotic feelings by wearing ver short cutoff jeans with the writing (in big capital letters, any colour marker), ‘CON’ on the left butt.ock then ‘COURT’ on the right butt.ock. They can bend over a lot towards the court window on the part where the judges are! It’s not sexist. Only women can make the message meaningful!

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  15. All PF youths shld follow this example (except beer drinking) & we o gather at the court 1st thing Monday. Upnd has been at court o this time. We r tired of this skeleton petition! No extension of time!!!! No, no!!!!!

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  16. As a Citizen you have the right to protest. Even you can go and camp there. It is legal, just get a permit.

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    • …indeed.
      And then don`t lie that its not your members. Why pretend and denying its not your PF youths? Just get permit and tell everyone, no need to hide iwe @chama.
      Otherwise its bad precedence to young ones learning from these politician that you have to lie at all cost. Shame Mr. Chama

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  17. WHERE IS OUR SECURITY IN THE COUNTRY? WHERE ARE THE POLICE OFFICERS? PLEASE IF ALL THIS NONSENSE CONTINUES, PLEASE ZAMBIA ARMY CAN YOU TAKE OVER ZAMBIA UNTIL DUST SETTLES OUT. ZAMBIA ARMY YOU THE ONLY HOPE TO ALL ZAMBIANS OR ELSE THERE WILL BE FIRE ALL OVER ZAMBIA TOMORROW.

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  18. I still believe it is not too late to educate our youths. Education must be mandatory and free. Loan based skills training for those who cannot make it to universities. While others are using the technological advancements of this century to create a positive impact on our planet. Africans are busy digging their own graves and spreading their ineptitude all over the world. In Africa there are too many uneducated and unemployed youths, In my opinion it is a global crisis or a valve waiting to burst. It hurts to see these images being part of Zambia political history. We are laughing stocks. PF there is no excuse for this. This is clear abuse of the independence and freedom our grand parents fought for?

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  19. I can’t stand the picture of a cadre drinking beer in front of the supreme court of the land. In my mind there is always the question about what next will be the new normal in Zambia aka a Christian nation with impending ministry of religious affairs. We are sub human no wonder everyone takes advantage of us and our natural resources. Look at what is happening in Congo, Zimbabwe same story.

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    • You are right! No beer bottle!

      That glass full of liquid on the table is just full of piss, as these very responsible citizens would NEVER urinate in public! And they will take it home and dispose of it properly. They would never think of leaving the environment around our Court smelling like an uncleaned public toilet!

      Nooooooo! PF carders are much more educated and civilized than that!

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  20. We lost it when we voted for Sata. PF is mostly a Composition of uneducated chaps. In years to come we definetly see the good in HH. HH as a human being not perfect and according to PF cadres, he (HH) is not God chosen. Whatever that means.

    ECL is day in and out misusing or misinterpreting the Word of the Lord. Time will catch up with him one day. It might take even 20 years but that TIME will come.

    A lot of lawlessness is going on in our Country. Unbelievable

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  21. The Concourt hasn’t yet seen the wrath of eethe people who overwhelmingly voted for President Lungu and hit over the 50%+1 mark as stipulated by the law. The people decided and chose a leader to lead th for the next 5 years in the name of Edgar Chagwa Lungu but HH and the cartel with impunity seems to disrespect their decision by abusing the very same constitution he called rubbish, so expect the waste from Monday 5th September 2016 from the multitude of PF carders. 14 days as is in constitution is simply is 14 days and cannot be described or interpreted otherwise. When you live in a glass house don’t throw stones brother and if you can’t throw blows don’t throw dem.

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  22. UNZA students were are you.Kaponya(THUGS) are now determining the future of our great country zambia.Week UNZA and CBU students.

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    • what a useless professor…leave the students out of your rubb!sh. Let them get some education so that we have a generation which is very well enlightened more than you whose is calling for chaos…ati prof, styoppet!

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  23. Bwafya ba upnd. Monday is slowly approaching and under five people have started winging. Oh ho mukose…. have you seen Sampa.

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  24. were is the toilet they are using after too much.this is zambia were a zambian is taken for granted by fools and end up ruling u.

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  25. If other cadres from other parties go and camp there what will be the outcome – another death? This is not only indiscipline but it raises serious questions about your control of the PF party and the selective use of the security services under your charge. Need I remind you of the James Skinner case which I believe you are aware of? Please refrain from the game of brinkmanship which has so far happened under your watch.

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  26. Is this the caliber of people entrusted to lead ZAMBIA out of it’s economic woes? My goodness, we are doomed!!

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  27. There is what is called “Leisure of time” meaning time available for relaxation. The people who drafted the constitution knew that presidential petitions can not enjoy leisure of time because of the sensitivity of the matter hence the 14 days clause in which the case should be concluded.
    Iam therefore at a loss as to some constitutional judges who have allowed this case to drag on because there are two things which are at risk right now. The SECURITY AND ECONOMY OF THE NATION.
    You dont need to be a rocket scientist for you to know what harm is being done to the economy by delaying the judgment in this case.

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