Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya
Patriotic Front Media Committee Chairperson Frank Bwalya
The ruling Patriotic Front has charged that UPND members are living in a fool’s paradise to expect the International Criminal Court (ICC) to overturn President Edgar Lungu’s re-election.

PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says the move by the UPND to take its presidential election petition case to the International Criminal Court will yield nothing.

In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Bwalya has wondered how President Lungu’s re-election can be overturned by a Court that has no competence.

Mr. Bwalya says the PF is in fact not aware of any Court outside Zambia that can hear an election petition which the opposition UPND is seeking.

He states that the move is only an attempt by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to calms his party members.

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    • Far from it but to show that seriousness for the rule of law in Zambia is trivialized and continues to be inconsequential to despotic Africans even among the educated! The younger new generations need new books and examples of governance failures justifying the categorization of countries of the world into ‘developed and third world.’

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    • PF has metamorphosed in Paradise of Fools (PF) since Sata died. The real Patriotic Front (PF) was buried with Sata, The Man, The Action Man. This kama Edgard and his minions are PF masqueraders who will soon be exposed for who they are (definitely not PF as we knew it).

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    • While we would love to see justice done in the case of what happened with regard to Zambia’s presidential election, it’s however highly unlikely that ICC or ICJ would agree to take up UPND’s case. ICC’s focus is prosecution of war crimes, such as genocide and crimes against humanity. ICJ’s focus is “settling legal disputes between states.” They make it clear that they do not take up cases presented by individuals WITHIN a sovereign nation. They settle disputes between two or more nations. Maybe what UPND can do now is to hire a professional video documentary producer, to make a video documentary, in which they can present their evidence to show how they believe the election got rigged. After they make the documentary, then present a copy to the United Nations, African Union,…

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    • (Continued)… and also make it available online. Once they do that, maybe someone will notice it and advise them on what next steps they may take. Other than that, there’s nothing much that they can do about it. Remember election disputes in Africa is a
      widespread phenomena. As we know, in several African countries it has led to violence and needless loss of life, even in recent times, such as what just happened in Gabon. I think the African Union should make it a priority to come up with a better, more developed and sophisticated method to hold elections in Africa—a method that’ll help make elections truly free and fair, reduce suspicions, prevent rigging and international interference by special interests. They may also want to start by looking into electronic voting, which…

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    • (Continued)… developed countries such as USA already use, and some developing countries such as Brazil, India and the Philippines do. In Africa Namibia was the first African nation to use electronic voting in their 2014 presidential election and all went well. Once the AU establishes the method, they should require that all member states adopt it. Most likely, leaders with dictatorial tendencies will not like it, but they should be forced to adopt it, or get kicked out of the AU. Otherwise, this cycle of election time violence, suspicions of rigging, and manipulation will continue in Africa, which is detrimental to Africa’s progress and development.

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    • HH and UPND should not leave any stone unturned. Legitimizing the Pf malpractice as seen from the just ended election will set a very bad trend in our country for years to come.

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    • The ICC is MORE LIKELY going to entertain the Hichilema’s complicit in the GENOCIDAL ATTACKS that occurred in his strongholds than this ridiculous complaint over an election petition. Not all Courts have time to waste massaging EGOMANIACS (like HH) egos. GET REAL FOLKS!!

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  1. the ideal to go to ICC is not to overturn the ECL stolen victory but to hear how the election was stolen and
    to be honest ba father the only people who are happy with PF are those who are been given contracts not ordinary Zambians.

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    • Please stop smoking……… Your party has failed to show proof that they were cheated. Did you even vote?

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    • Don’t be cheated, ICC will not tell you how victory was stolen as you suggest, but to tell you how you lamentably failed to gunner enough votes to defeat ECL. You must be all smoking in your party called UPND.

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    • Jah Man, What have you been smoking? I did not get any contracts from PF but I am happy with them. I voted for PF and even spend hours online in my office responding to fools like you who think an election is only fair when your preferred candidate wins

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  2. Mr. Bwalya has wondered how President Lungu’s re-election can be overturned by International Criminal Court that has no competence

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    • Frank is a political prostitute. the goal is to show the world that Zambia is no democracy, that Lungu is the bastard son of Mugabe, that there is no press freedom in Zambia, that the judges are all bought and sold , that Priscilla Issacs is a political prostitute, that the judges change their minds after being bought, that law is for sale in Zambia. Lungu will make Zambians cry these years, don’t worry. PF will make you look for nshima in Zim

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    • I am waiting for the day when I will look to Zim for nshima. Issue is, this is a total waste of time. By the time the ICC gets to hear the petition, it will be 2021. And even if they determine according to wish list, then what? They have no jurisdiction to remove a sitting president, chosen by the people. Suppose they agree with HH that ECL is a criminal etc. then what? ECL will still be YOUR president in Zambia. So just do the right thing, go and sleep until 2020 when you can start campaigning again.

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  3. It is not about over turning the forged election results, it is about discrediting the party that failed to prove its legitimacy before the courts. That on its own has not only brought shame and ridicule upon Zambia’s judiciary, but also harmed the country’s international reputation as a haven of democracy and rule of law. This will affect Zambia’s creditworthness

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    • Why would the pf go to court to show its legitmacy? Thought it was Upnd that should have produced evidence to people but alas the started demanding things outside the petition

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  4. It is about telling the ICC how stu.pid upnd is. Elections are won in ballots and not courts. You ahev complained of stolen votes without shopwing anything stolen for the past 3 months now you are just talking rubbish. Go to the ICC and tell them how a G-string stole votes. Tell ICC how aggravated robbery stole votes and how stealing phones and blocking cars stole votes. Go tell them how telling those who are not tonga to leave southern province stole votes. Tell them howdundumwezi voting stole votes. Tell them how namwala misplacements stole votes. Very i.diotic party indeed. LOSERS EVEN IN 2021 YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY VOTES APRT FROM YOUR STUDIP FOLLOWERS AND SCHOOL DROP OUTS LIKE GBM.

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    • I agree with you these fo.ols will never get it right. This chi-tribal party should be banned before it brings us problems.

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    • Pf if you own as you claim let the court hear the petition even in those 14 DAYS unpd was not given. Chance to hear the case

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  5. UPND borrowed heavily and promised big things. What better method can you use to the creditor than to tell them that you cannot pay on time because your katundu (votes) was stolen??? Just pay up. We hear the party borrowed in excess of US$2.5 million for the campaign. I believe not even HH or GBM can easily absorb such heavy losses. These are good business men, and are therefore not prepared to take heavy losses.

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    • kekekekekekeee Kaluwa where do you live for you not to know what happened in August? Are you in RSA also like Nsama? Okay let me help you, we had elections and people voted and apparently Edgar Chagwa Lungu won. So as usual our brothers came up with all sorts of stories of ”bandibida ma votes”. And this is the crap you want to take to the ICC, seriously?…jokers!

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    • Of course I know what happened. We had the worst election in the history of Zambia. Polling agents taking off with boxes, unauthorised persons given access to restricted areas at the totalling center, the missing 14,000 votes just to mention but a few

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  6. PF has metamorphosized in Paradise of Fools (PF) since Sata died. The real Patriotic Front (PF) was buried with Sata, The Man, The Action Man. This kama Edgard and his minions are PF masqueraders who will soon be exposed for who they are (definitely not PF as we knew it). They will be wiped out by the GOD they mock when they try to hoodwink people that they are God-fearing. they are devils!!

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  7. *****ic unpd Tonga party. You lost and u have always been losing. Serial losers. The problem these *****s spent too much money on use.less campaigns that’s why they are jumping like monkeys from one court to another. Fools indeed.

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  8. INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

    Who can submit cases to the INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE?

    Only States are eligible to appear before the Court in contentious cases. At present, this basically means the 192 United Nations Member States.
    The Court has no jurisdiction to deal with applications from individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporations or any other private entity. It cannot provide them with legal counselling or help them in their dealings with the authorities of any State whatever.

    However, a State may take up the case of one of its nationals and invoke against another State the wrongs which its national claims to have suffered at the hands of the latter; the dispute then becomes one between States.

    What is the International Criminal Court?
    The…

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  9. What is the International Criminal Court?
    The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

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  10. Ba UPND, you failed to present evidence in 14 days; you kept on waffling. So, which evidence are you going to present? On the contrary, the PF will show the entire world how you crookedly garnered those monstrous votes in Southern, Western and North Western Provinces. Watch this space!!!

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    • FUERER. UPND DID NOT FAIL TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE. HOW COULD THEY PRESENT ANYTHING AS THEY WERE NOT HEARD AT ALL. HOW CAN THERE BE A RULING WITHOUT A TRIAL? DO YOU THINK THAT WAS FAIR? AT LEAST THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HEARD AND THE CASE TRIED FOR WE THAT VOTED FOR UPND TO HAVE PEACE OF MIND. THE ACTION BY THE CONCOURT JUDGES HAS US BELIEVE THAT UPND DID WIN THE ELECTIONS BY THE JUDGES ELUSIVE BEHAVIOUR. THERE IS NO JUSTICE OR RULE OF LAW IN OUR COUNTRY ANYMORE. FRANK BWALYA SHOULD GO BACK TO A SEMINARY AND READ THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR HIM TO UNDERSTAND HONESTY AND FAIR PLAY.

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  11. but how is it that UPND MPs are attending parliament being presided over by a government they have said they will not recognize ????? just thinking

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  12. Father Frank Bwalya, stop causing more pain on UPND let them do whatever or go where ever they want to go and complian. ECL is already in the driving seat. UPND and some of its members are still in a start of mourning let them go on and on mourning its time for healing. As far as they are concerned they don’t believe that they lost and ECL was sworn in as Republican President that is the reality of life. Lets leave everything behind and forge forward as a nation.

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  13. The current gymnastics in the UPND are opportunities identified by his lawyers to continue milking him even when they know the road is a close. The President can say he is NOT going and what next? Please sort out the leadership puzzle in your party and get ready for 2016 without wasting any more resources.

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  14. Even when they went to the constitutional court, it was well known that nothing would happen. After all the jubilations that took place when EL was declared winner, which sensible judge in his right thinking mind would have overturned that??? That was going to set fire on the country. Zambia would have been a war zone now. Even UPND members know that. So let them stop worsting their time. Govt is at work, let UPND do their job of providing checks & balances. what they are doing now is running away from their responsibilities as opposition part.

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    • Mwisakamana bane ba PF. Enjoy yourselves whilst you can. Ichililo chileisa nombaline ku Heros Stadium ukumwatemwa ukuchita parade ibbokoshi. Ngachapwa ichililo, elo Mukatampe ukulwila ubutungulushi. You will surely pay for stealing votes! No doubt about this.

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  15. In Bemba we say “Tulefilia munsenga”. That is GBM for you. Its better they discredit the Country than accepting defeat. Its like one of the two women in the Bible after the same live baby after one slept on her baby.

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  16. It is not about over turning the election but telling the world that electoral theft is real in Africa and holding elections is merely an academic exercise and waste of time and money.

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  17. Electoral theft my foot which you failed to produce in the 14 days allotted to you by the constitution. Move on and have a life.

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  18. BATI UKU EKUTUMPA UKUFIKAPO! YOU UP AND DOWN IIDDDIOTTTSSS DONT KNOW THAT YOUR MINORITY MPS ARE PARITICPATING IN LUUNGU’S GOVERNMENT AND DRAWING SALARIES AND GRATUITY? ASK JACK MUMBWE AND CONELIUS PINT SIZE MWIITWA. ASK NKHOMO OF MAZABUKA.. WHY ARE THEY NOT BOYCOTTING PARLIAMENT, SO THAT WE HAVE A BY-ELECTION IN 50 CONSTITUENCIES? FOR PF, THIS WILL BE A CLEAN SWEEP BECAUSE IMWE FIKAAALAAAA FYEEENU WILL HAVE NO MONEY TH BRIBE VOTERS. SO WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ICC TO SAY ON YOUR VOTE.. WAKE UP YOU COW TENDERERS!!!!

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  19. TO BE SPECIFIC, THESE MPS FROM YOUR PARTY EVEN VOTED FOR THE MP SPEAKR, MMD DEPUTY SPEAKER I, AND PF DEPUTY SPEAKER 2. ELYO IMWE NAMWIKALA ZIII AND IYO TULEYA KU ICC.. UBUPUBA TABUCHILA APA. DONT THINK LIKE COWS FOR GOODNESS SAKE, THINK LIKE HUMAN BEINGS

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  20. The level of rotten heads leading this country is worrying.This father at the top of PF what can you expect from those thieves.Zambia is just a shame,Lungu and all his thugs will soon be caged by the ICC.

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  21. @22, THE ROTTEN EGO IS YOU WHO IS LIVING IN A FOOLS PARADISE. WAKE UP. YOUR MPS ARE MINTING MONEY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND EVEN VOTING FOR A PF SPEAKER, MMD DEPUTY SPEAKER1 AND PF DEPUTY SPEAKER2. ASK THEM WHY THEY DID NOT FLOAT JACK MUMBWE OF NKOMO FOR DEPUTY SPEAKER.. WHY VOTE FOR CANDIDATES FROM OTHER PARTIES? YOU SILLY COW HEAD

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  22. EEE BUPUBA BWINO. ICHIBEMBA CHILADA ATI UMWANA ASHUFWA AILE NAMAFI KU BUKO! EKA HH. HOW CAN YOU WANT TO FORCE YOURSELF TO RULE WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN REJECTED BY THE SAME PEOPLE YOU WANT TO RULE?

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  23. It is Lungu who was rejected but STOLE the election.No wonder he could not allow the petition to be heard.

    What HH and UPND are doing is right! If you do not know the same was done in Ivory Coast and where did the President end up?

    It is just a matter of time all of you will account to the Zambians.UNIP,MMD never thought they would leave power,see where they are now! PF will next!

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  24. Hashinde ICC and ICJ may maybe more transparent and require evidence on the Collateral agreement you signed with the Crooks whom you connived with during Privisation.
    Be warned these International Courts are very thorough . You running Mate as well is a serious suspect of the Qualifications he presented.

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  25. How else can you win sympathy from your creditors if you do not show that you are concerned about the election you never won? But you managed to convince your creditors that you are winning. You must fight even if it means bringing rabbits to fight with the Elephants. The level of desperation on the part of HH and his lost pastor is amazing. Why he chose to testyfy to

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  26. NOW YOU WANT TO BLAME THE ICC.YES MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY FIFA.HOW DO YOU GO TO COURT WITHOUT>> EVIDENCE>PROOF>EXHIBIT?,WHICH COURT WILL LITSEN TO YOUR DUNDUMWEZI APPEAL?you are just attention seekers kwasila.

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