UPND MPs waiting outside Luanshya Central Police
UPND MPs waiting outside Luanshya Central Police

Police in Luanshya have used teargas to disperse angry UPND supporters who were protesting after their leaders Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested.

About 50 UPND members in the district have since been detained in connection with the riots.
Police in Luanshya late Wednesday afternoon arrested Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba and charged them with seditious practices and unlawful assembly.

The two opposition leaders are also accused of blocking roads in Mpongwe and holding a public meeting in Mpongwe after they made stop overs to meet and greet some UPND supporters on their way back from Kitwe.

This is in connection with their failed attempt to visit some UPND officials who are incarcerated at Kamfinsa prison on aggravated robbery charges.

When news broke out that the two opposition leaders have been arrested and will spend a night in police cells, angry UPND cadres started rioting in Luanshya’ s Second Class Trading area promoting police to react by firing teargas canisters.

Tensions are still here as evening dawns in most parts of Luanshya with intelligence sources anticipating another wave of protests in the night.

Police sources have disclosed that the intention was to drive Mr Hichilema and Mr Bwalya to Kitwe’s Kamfinsa prison where they were to be detained but that the plan was aborted after intelligence reports showed that UPND members in Kitwe were on hand to stage further protests if their leaders were transported to Kamfinsa.

Police officers are now turning back buses carrying UPND members who are travelling from other parts of the province to offer solidarity.

And Mr Hichilema spoke shorty before he was locked up and condemned the police action.

“Just to let you know that after more 3 hours of so called interrogation at Luanshya Police station on the Copperbelt, we have been arrested and currently in detention for alleged seditious practices and unlawful assembly. We knew it would come to this as a way to silence our voices and weaken our demands for justice to prevail over the stolen elections,” Mr Hichilema told Reporters.

“But that will not stop our resolve for a free Zambia where people’s freedoms and liberties have to be reclaimed under a prosperous and united country. We thank you all for your valued support and encouragement.”

And Mr Mwamba said “We know for sure that it was the attention we were given by our people that was so overwhelming that has caused this. They have also charged us for bypassing road blocks, for not recognising Edgar Lungu and seditious practices. We are resolved as mentioned earlier and we will not relent despite the incarceration.”

Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba were accompanied to Luanshya Central Police station by former Vice Presidents Guy Scott, Nevers Mumba and several UPND Members of Parliament.

Police officers leading HH and GBM (not in picture) in police cells
Police officers leading HH and GBM (not in picture) in police cells
Former Vice President Guy Scott at Luanshya Central Police
Former Vice President Guy Scott at Luanshya Central Police
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130 COMMENTS

  1. Like I said earlier, it’s not necessary. These acts just scare away investors. Fact is, HH and GBM are not a threat to PF’s political discourse. Lungu is guaranteed a full five-year mandate

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    • I would release them and take them to a church so as they repent of this folly. Had they campaigned for they Bill of rights, they would be enjoying freedom this very moment.Who did HH and GBM borrow their money from? It seems the debtors are here to collect.

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    • You are so right @The Chosen One. This just gives UPND more visibility and firepower to attack PF. I don’t know whether its by Kampyongo’s excitement being Home Affairs minister or its a decision that was discussed and agreed to by ECL. There is no need for this. HH is no longer a threat, just let him be. Let the leadership/convention squabbles within UPND deal with him. Even when PF has the upper hand, they manage to bring themselves down.

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    • Uko

      The murderous lungu wants to Kill HH and GBM now. If HH and GBM develop an illness while in jail Lungu will be held responsible.

      I dont think after this episode HH will continue to restrain UPND supporters from hitting back when attacked by PF.

      by Wanzelu.

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    • Government and Police should have ignored this HH episode. Arresting the two just sends us back to the much-hated campaign mode. These are HH’s mind games which must be ignored, but it seems Lungu is not wise enough to notice. My advice to Lungu is IGNORE THEM, carry with your “mandate”. Arresting HH is like scoring an own goal. You are scaring away investors, uncertainty is one factor that can stagnate the economy.

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    • Iwe @nzelu

      Have you not heard the PF has borrowed over $9.2billion in just 5 years. HH and GBM are rich enough to funs their own campaigns.

      Its PF and Lungu borrowed huge sums of money and the owners want their money thats why IMF is slow to agree with Lungu because it wants to pay the Bond holders first before considering giving Lungu free spending money.

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    • What is Government supposed to do with malcotents who do not even want to recognise the new Government and incite through seditious statements and actions like boycotting of Parliament.
      We say LOCK THEM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEYS IN LAKE KARIBA. NEXT SHOULD BE MMEMBE.

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    • Muntu Wanzelu, every nation borrows money. Even China has international debt. Never have I agreed with president Sata’s borrowing schemes. Lungu is a more prudent leader that was left with Sata’s mess and his minions. In this cycle president Lungu can finally exert his own direction and propensity. Now that he has vanquished the Cartel, and the entire Sata forest.

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    • We want ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION.
      REGIONALISTS BELONG IN JAIL.
      AND GBM ONLY SUPPORTS hh ONLY BECAUSE HE WAS REJECTED TO LEAD PF :THE SAME GOES FOR SCOTT AND NEVERS. NOTHING TO DO WITH POLICY ISSUES LET ALONE FREEDOM.
      ZAMBIA FORWARD AND NOT REGIONALISTS.

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    • This is rediculous!!!! The police should have used that energy, time and courage to curb some criminal activities on the Copperbelt. We have so many challenges in this country and PF govt would have channelled that time to the many problems on the Copperbelt. As for Katanga she should have used that energy to have a child…..since she’s failing to have one.

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    • BEFORE THERE EXISTED THE FOLLOWING DICTATORS WHO RULED THEIR PEOPLE WITH A STRONG HAND: BOKASA OF CAR, JOSEPH MOBUTU OF ZAIRE, MUAMMAR GADDAFI OF LIBYA, HOSNI MUBARAK OF EGYPT, SADDAM HUSSEIN OF IRAQ, BEN OF TUNISIA, THE SHAH OF IRAN, TO NAME BUT A FEW. WHERE ARE THEY? WHAT WAS THEIR END? PEOPLE SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED. JOSEPH WAS SOLD BY HIS BROTHERS. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM LATER? MANDELA WAS INCARCERATED FOR 27, WHAT LATER HAPPENED TO HIM?

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    • THE IMF IS ON ITS WITH A PACKAGE FOR ZAMBIA WHOSE CONTENTS WILL NOT BRING SMILES ON THE FACES OF ZAMBIANS. WILL THE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO CLAP ON EMPTY STOMACHS? WHAT HAS ENERGISED ZIMBABWEANS TO STAND UP AGAINST MUGABE? WHAT PROVOKED THE SPRING REVOLUTION IN TUNISIA? WHAT PUSHED THE PEOPLE TO RISE AGAINST MARCOS IN THE PHILIPPINE? ITS RECKLESSNESS AND SHEER ID1OCY TO TAKE PEOPLE FOR GRANTED. IT’S SHEER DUMBNESS TO DEPEND ON TEARGAS AND NEW RIOT GEARS. POLICE FORCE DIDN’T STOP THE FRENCH TO BREAK THE INFAMOUS LABASTILLE PRISON.

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    • Wrong move Ba Lungu, you can not do such, you need checks and balances, we are in a democratic country, campaigns are over and we are not enemies. Let go of HH and GBM, this is a shame to the country.

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    • EVERYTHING HAS TIME. DICTATORSHIP HAS ITS TIME BUT ITS END, LIKE DAWN AFTER DARKNESS, IS ALSO CERTAIN. DICTATORSHIP DOES NOT CREATE HEROES BUT VILAINS. ON THE HAND DEMOCRACY CREATES HEROES. IS THERE A MONUMENT FOR HITLER ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET? WHAT ABOUT MANDELA, A.LINCOLN, M. GHANDI?

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    • The face is that alcoholic bastard Lungu is playing with fire. The african Union is a toothless bulldog. Zambia will become a dictatorship like Zimbabwe. Now let us sit back and watch these fools plunge the country in to chaos.

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    • Shouldn’t HH be busy reorganizing his party and supporters for the next election? Man, I miss the FTJ era;HH could have been properly politically termed. Of course we cannot take it away from ECL, giving HH and his surrogates enough rope to hung themselves in as far as public order act is concerned ain’t a bad idea. Campaign times are over, cage the devils.

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    • Shouldn’t HH be busy reorganizing his party and supporters for the next election? Man, I miss the FTJ era;HH could have been properly politically tamed. Of course we cannot take it away from ECL, giving HH and his surrogates enough rope to hung themselves in as far as public order act is concerned ain’t a bad idea. Campaign times are over, cage the devils.
      2 flag Nzelu

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    • African leaders call this democracy in a multiparty system. Only in third world countries leaders behave like cadres.

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    • Lungu’s hollow victory really irks him. Opening an empty Parliament must have screwed up Lungu’s head. However, PF can no longer borrow Eurobonds to steal on projects. The IMF that PF are talking to want good governance on top of all the conditionalites. Lungu can kiss goodbye to the IMF if he wants HH to feel his drunken weight.

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    • Best is to ignore them as if they don’t even exist don’t follow them unless government too has nothing of substance to engage in. What is happening is giving HH and GBM credentials of government having sleepless nights

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  2. This Government of thieves will do such things for lack of good leadership in their party.
    Humble president, why continue to argue if you re not a fool??

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  3. This what the i*****s wanted, attract attention and start riots. But it’s a 50-50 situation …leave them alone they could cause damage to the country …etc

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  4. we shall overcome This is the beginning of a revolution. I told you pre eleciton that what zambia needed was an overhaul of the entire status quo. HH might not live to see the fruit of his labour. However, we are doing this for the future generations. Few years ago the upnd was not a popular party and was barely even getting quarter share of votes. Now we are neck to neck with the theives. A sign that zambians are waking up with improved literacy levels. It is just a matter of time before majority are enlightened and educated such that parties like pf which rely on abuse of power to stay in power are done away with. I thank you. GOD bless HH and GBM. God bless zambia bane.
    NEZ
    Chief strategist of the UPND
    Blogging Live in Italy

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    • We don’t do revolutions in Zambia, we do general and presidential elections! If you are not elected, you just wait for the next elections. So, NEZ teka amatako panshi before you join the two muppets in the chucks!

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  5. It’s 50-50 : leave them alone they will cause civil strife, arrest them, we have riots. Take your pick

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    • Arrest them, and riots break out and Lungu joins the ranks of Museveni and Mugabe who terrorise the opposition. Zambia will never get the IMF loan at this rate.

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  6. ECL is a peabrain. “For as long as the majority of people anywhere on the continent feel oppressed, are not allowed democratic participation in decision-making processes and cannot elect their own leaders in free and fair elections, there will always be tension and conflict.” —Nelson Mandela

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  7. This is really chaotic way of governance. No wonder the economy is also in chaos. The day will come when Zambians will fully wake up and define their destiny. 52 years after wrestling power from the whites, we still can’t run our affairs properly, can’t tell which is head or tail of anything. Cadres are now storming High Court premises, others drinking beer in the grounds! In fact we have gone backwards to worse than pre multiparty era. Despite dictatorship, there was order in the Kaunda era. The song Dununa Reverse was aptly coined. What foresight by JK!

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    • plz saimbwende! I know you are tonga and you can never give a balanced and correct judgement.surely should the police fail to maintain law and order simply because they ought to subscribe to the so called governance as you put it.so in your own view there could be order in zambia only when HH is in power!when others are leading you see disorderliness.even when they deliberately incite zambians not to recognize the election of president lungu as legitimate,to you that is legally accepted.you don’t see the negative implication of such acts and conduct.

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  8. The ways of a Dictator are now visible. Copying things you don’t understand Lungu. Mugabe fought a freedom war in Zimbabwe. Maybe because of this he feels Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans owe him something. Museveni fought bush wars to remove an alleged Dictator in 1986. Similarly, he feels Ugandans owe him something for bringing ‘sanity’ in that country. But what did you do in Zambia Lungu that you think we owe you for you to treat Zambians like this? Is that why Kanganja unveiled those military vehicles to coincide with the arrest of HH and GBM? You’be missed the point your excellency. This was an opportune time for you to encourage peace with those two men. If you read Lusaka times, read this because l maybe vindicated by the people of Zambia.

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  9. Just place under house arrest for 5 years, we are sick of these people not accepting gov’t. Police state please, curfew and everyone controlled until this gang is eradicated. Time to get tough. Bring the army out.

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    • @patriot abroad – Guy Scott was born in Livingstone in 1944 and has done a lot for the country in terms of job creation, agricultural development, and of course fighting for (and winning) the right of his fellow Zambians to vote and engage in democratic politics. So tell us – what about you? What have you or any of your relatives ever done for Zambia?

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  10. GBM and HH is this the leadership we want? You seem to be taking us backwards. ..this combination is not an inspiration .

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  11. On the other hand it means TOURISM BUSINESS in Luanshya. Am sure all the rooms are full. And beer is flowing in the bars. But for how long?

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  12. HH and gbm have gotten exactly what they wanted- world attention! The government has blindly fallen into a trap. Give these guys enough rope to exhaust themselves. We need to move on irrespective of perceived stolen votes. Zambia is bigger than an individual or a group of individuals.

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    • Tadeo I agree with you. Leave these guys alone. PF if you are not careful these guys want to distract your work. You realize it late in 2020 that you have not achieved anything apart from chasing these two guys around. Leave them and concentrate on your work. Zambia needs a lot of work to be done now rather than following these losers around. You are perfectly falling into their trap. Apply wisdom for once and look to God for guidance and revelation of the desires of these two losers. You are wasting your valuable time. Remember time does not wait for any one. That’s my say

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  13. too bad for upnd ,gbh nd hh…the tongue is powerful…it lands one into unwanted situations and into places of shame

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  14. hh en gbm thnk they cn fool everyone.plz elections r in 2021 plz! go to the convection en start mobilizing

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  15. The government has started the fire which they won’t manage to stop. in fact this is a plus. people were just waiting for such a moment. don’t think that everyone is happy with the pre determined arrest of our leaders.
    we know that lungu stole our victory period.

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  16. gbh and hh hav no respect for everyone…they hav money to spend ‘but u who riot’ u hav to spend ur precious time behind bars too bad for u…ar u the only ones who are hungry…? or angry…? we kno u hav anvil intentions…u hav demons in u this why u dont consider national prayers whenever they ar called…note:this battle is for the God Himself…u ar fighting God if u dont kno…otherwise Angels cant join u in this fight of ur weakness…

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    • YEA! HH AND GBM ARE UP TO NO GOOD.THEY HAVE DELIBERATELY CHOSEN TO DIVERT THE ATTENTION OF THE MAJORITY OF ZAMBIANS FROM REAL ISSUES TO FOCUS ON THEM ONLY.WHAT SORT OF ZAMBIANS ARE THESE?ALWAYS REFUSING TO ACCEPT REALITY!THEY ARE NOT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.WHY ARE THEY SO DESPERATE FOR POWER?HOW MUCH IN MONETARY TERMS DID THEY AUCTION ZAMBIA?WILL ZAMBIA EVER BE SAFE IN THE HANDS OF THESE DESPERATE AND RIDICULOUS MEN?GOD KNOWS.

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    • Albert we are many.The revolution is about to start.The bad egg is Lungu he should not divide us Zambians.What is he hiding which he does want us to know.If he won why is he behaving like grasshopper.Zambians are one and we have eyes.Those who rioted in Luansya i they all Tongas?No no Lungu waya sana.

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  17. Loadsheding is back here in chingola. Has kariba dam dried up again just after the elections? it got flooded again just before the elections. how can some one with 5senses interprate this.

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  18. Looks like we are tempting fate.If we do not learn from other countries that were oppressive and thought they were tough guys we are bound to end the same way,sadly.

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  19. Another new ministry to be formed(AMSM) all media silencer ministry. Zambia ichalo with no modern city to be proud off.shame. anyway ,we will continue going to watch Johannesburg and Kinshasa once in a while. shame.

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  20. These *****s think they are above the law. Lock them up in the kral where they belong.

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  21. Beloved out siders who seem to be in love with an opposition leader whose interest is to cause confusion, be at peace with yourself the world has got leaders and business man, besiness men,wose pride rest at no cost. even at at an expense of innocent zambian who seem to be not having direction in there life.
    Ask yourself who are these people? when they move people mashuroom around them not only people but even there lawyer seem not to be giving them proper direct.

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  22. Charity Katanga, cage these criminals and throw away the keys until 2021. This is not time for campaigns.

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  23. Why do support nonsense hh nd Gbm they are useless nd desperate leaders they will never ever rule this nation never zambians have rejected them please, take them to maximum charge them with treason, nd hearing will commence in 2021 Kkkkkkkkkkk

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  24. there is such a thing as rule of law. leave anyone with inflated egos to do as they wish-you are gauranteed anarchy. arrest them for breaking the law you have rule of law. those who support upnd be realistic enough to distinguish truth from fiction. gbm and hh are deliberately misbehaving to seek attention. the worst mistake zambia will make is to allow their nonsense as no one will be able to manage this country if we allowed that. they break the law- cage them. you dont cage them- lungu has to resign for failing to uphold the constitution and rule of law.

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    • ANY LAW BREAKERS SHOULD NOT HIDE UNDER THE BLANKET OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION AND DENIAL OF FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND EXPRESSION.IN ZAMBIA WHOEVER COMMITS A CRIME OUGHT TO FACE THE FULL WRATH OF THE LAW.SO IN THIS CASE WE WANT TO SEE THE LAW TAKING ITS FULL COURSE.IT SHOULD BE “HH&GBM VS THE PEOPLE”THUS THESE TWO RIDICULOUS MEN FACE ALL OF US IN THE COURT!KIKIKI

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  25. Ba LT – evening FALLS, it does not dawn. Awe mwe. See all I am seeing is unimaginative reporting aside from the fact that this news report is at odds with a country that is both Christian as well as advocating for a Ministry of religious something. Actually therein lies the paradox. Watch the space.

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  26. Zambia line up. mweene. Kabaso c. Billy mutale.sunzu. chisamba. sinkala. chaila. Fwayo.kalaba. mbesuma. kalengo. sub. chota chama. R kabwe. Katongo c.silwimba. mwanza j. this is my opinion.

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  27. hh and gbm are not above the law, in the first place its wrong to tell the people to start fighting government, secondly hh and gbm know the process one needs to follow in order to hold a rally. Its very shameful for hh and gbm to act as they did. Remember they want to make Zambia ungovernable.

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  28. NO SACRED COWS HERE!
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    If that’s the way they choose to act, obligating the public procession laws with impunity, let them deal with law-enforcers. Let them taste jail day in, day out until they prove to be good citizens. The POA does not sleep. Whether it is election or ordinary time. Good job police. Pump some sense in these lawless chimps.

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  29. What? You could not drive these buggers to Kamfinsa because UPND cadres were on hand to offer solidarity? Come on Zambia Police, be innovative, you could have airlifted them by Chopper and dropped them right in the centre of the prison.
    Anyway, what matters to me is that they have been detained and will spend at least one night in police celks fir breaking the law. If you don’t arrest HH for breaking the law, have you got any moral right to arrest anyone else who breaks the law? And I am sure that those UPND MPs who went to offer solidarity are now sleeping comfortably with some warm company, you know the tonga bulls don’t you?
    Tomorrow I will give an insight of what God feels about HH’s behaviour. Watch this space.

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  30. This arrest is an indication that ECL has no respect for democracy. Why arrest people because they want to visit prisoners. Why arrest people because of a gathering. I thought in Zambia we have the right to associate? The president is taking Zambians for granted. Being president does not give you the mandate to oppress citizens who do not share your views. I think ECL is taking the country into dictatorship. We have not seen such nonsense in the last 50 years. He is taking the country backwards. If he continues this way, he will regret. HH and GBM have close or more than 50 percent support of Zambians. We shall not allow impunity by the PF imposed government. HH and GBM continue with the good fight for economical, development and oppression freedom for the Zambians. Do not give up, ECL…

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  31. THE POLICE MUST NOT FEAR THE UPND CADRES BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE TO PROMOTE LAW AND ORDER.THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW.LET THEM FIND POSSIBLE MEANS OF TAKING THESE TWO REBELS TO KAMFINSA PRISON AS THEY AWAIT THEIR BAIL APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

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  32. It’s sad to see so many people blogging here supporting ECL and his dictatorial ways of silencing the opposition. GBM and HH have done nothing wrong why arrest them..? Oh I just checked it’s Zambia led by PF imbeciles…no wonder!

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    • So you would rather we all tow your line of warped thinking? You are the imbecile! No one is above the law, just in case were you stay you never heard of such!

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  33. What happened to the Christians we saw before, during and just after elections? What will 18th October mean with all this nonsense? Where are those humble men and women who went kneeling for Votes all over the country? Where are the Christians for some people now? What is the use of the Christian Desk at state House now turned Ministry? Well, the Bible says you shall know them by their deeds and if Christianity is just a smoke screen for the Crimes in the back yard, then I fear God is about to speak for the Zambian People. Those Genuine Zambians that really want peace.

    Many times I ask myself that if Mwanawasa took the same stance that the current crop of leaders have taken to pursue the opposition, would PF have be where they are now? It is wiser to listen to criticism because it…

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  34. PF vuvuzelas are getting so excited about miscarriage of justice and the selective application of the law. Some of you will remember this moment when a government in the name of the police take trample on your rights. Or indeed when a cadre takes your plot and you have no where to run.

    Be strong HH and GBM, you will have the last laugh.

    Dununa Reverse!

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  35. I’m tired of being tired ba Zambia. Daily vimozi na vimozi.

    Will we ever talk about something progressive..

    Nalema ine.

    #Bufi

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  36. Edgar Lungu will as sure as the sun rises from the east take Zambia down the gutter. The chap is a power hungry pretender that Zambia does not need. After a narrow stolen victory, one would have thought he would immediately exert his energies in salvaging Zambia’s sinking economy.Persecuting political rivals has taken Zambia to the same intolerant ways of Mugabe, Kabila and Museveni.

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  37. Lungu must know that Zambia is not his mother is property, if at all she has any, the human rights he is violating on GBM and HH will make him regret foolishness in life!

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  38. Who said loadshedding was over? Please don’t tell lies because this was only suspended due to elections. If you can claim that your vote was stolen with lights on what if there was no light?

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  39. @ chosen one,according to gbm in that story they over looked road blocks hence automatically breaking the law.unless your suggestion is all animals are equal but other animals are more equal than others hence HH and gbm being slightly ,just a little bit above the law.we don’t have gods amongst men here.i wouldn’t want any riot to break out but if you let those two birds free to do whatever they want,they will bring Zambia to their knees and I for one wouldn’t want that,let the police do their duties and if they fail they can always get help from the military but let the law prevail.if we ignore these acts we are destroying Zambia and the future generations will have to pay a heavier price for our own sins.im Breaker a law abiding citizen and i approve this message.

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    • @Jo Breaker, I can only conclude you were not there when Kaunda gave US a taste of Dictatorship. You will regret your lack of foresight!

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  40. (The two opposition leaders are also accused of blocking roads in Mpongwe and holding a public meeting in Mpongwe) according to LUSAKA TIMES.lets not overlook the facts here.if gbm and HH are innocent indeed then they will follow the right procedure like any fellow human would but if upnd if guilty and upnd tried to bring chaos WHICH IM NOT SURPRISED if they did,i would want them to face the courts so they learn that the cells are real and if they continue on such a chaotic rampage they will come to discover what they once knew that the struggle is real.to the police officers handle our people demonstrating with care,for their hearts are in pain but only for the moment for pain is temporary,it may last for a second a day or even a year,but eventually it will subside and something else…

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  41. ….. will take its place(Lance Armstrong).for you protecting us and our households we salute you,good luck and God speed… Breaker

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  42. Only a STUP1D LEADER like LUNGU can do such a thing.

    HH told u LUNGU is a brutal dictator, you were refusing to believe him. Arresting HH & GBM is just making them popular. It’s a waste of time & public resources.

    HH & GBM will soon be released & the consequences of the arrest will torment LUNGU & his PF forever. Right now donors are holding back to BoPs support. The budget will be in disarray & Kwacha will start doing what it knows best, bleeding.

    It’s a pity that Easterners are worshiping LUNGU’s dictatorship just like the way they supported KK & UNIP dictatorship for 27years. Today it’s HH, tomorrow its gonna be u or your relatives when they protest at high mealie-meal prices.

    BEST IS TO SPLIT FROM N/E RHODESIA. OUR UNION WITH THESE LOW-LIVES IS TOXIC.

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    • HH told u LUNGU is a brutal dictator..

      HH was telling lies! This is the more reason why he is doing all sorts of stup1d things to make gullible people like you believe what YOU think he said or told whoever! He wants to make it look like some sort of justification! Grow up! Ni maloza zoona!

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  43. Lungu stole the elections. That is why he is harassing the UPND.

    Only The guilty are afraid.

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  44. It’s time we form a MILITIA wing to fight for our independence from N/E Rhodesian oppression. No freedom ever comes without bloodshed. I for one I’m ready to join the ranks.

    We can get arms from Angola & RSA. We need to find a way to source long term funding.

    We need to recruit the generals/policemen that are being purged by LUNGU. These will be valuable in training our Youths. Also an alliance with an experienced rebel movement like RENAMO will be valuable.

    WE HAVE TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.

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  45. Pathetic attention seekers! Naimwe bakapokola you should have warned and cautioned these bast*rds and let them be. Just ingore them period! Bazalema beka.I vow never to blog on anything concerning these two retards in HH and GBV!

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  46. are thy going 2 continue arresting any1 wht of him who z in power this is dividing da country late UPND start compain going round who z nest 2 be arrest sata when he lost on 2012 he went 2 mandve and compain was he arrested. if u kill u friend with a gun u we also die with gun. arrest minister who stays in cabinet illegal

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  47. Just checked, there were no riots but just mere skirmishes. It’s like the whole Luanshya was on fire and yet the action was just around the police station.

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  48. BUT WHERE WERE THE POLICE WHEN LUNGU AND PF WERE BUSY COMMITTING TREASON AND ABROGATING THE CONSTITUTION AND RIGGING? THIS COWARDICE AT WORST BY STATE ORGANS!

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    • Let bitterness cloud your good judgment. Lungu did nothing wrong. If your leaders had gathered “evidence “and present it to the court they could have beaten the 14 days. Instead they just waffled and kept on making new applications. Besides your leaders had boycotted discussing the same consititution they wanted to use to petition the election results.

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    • And where is the MP representing my brothers and sisters who are starving in Sikongo? In Luanshya giving solidarity to two 1mbeciles instead of engaging the Veep’s office for relief food?
      Are these UPeND goons hypnotised or what? I can’t just understand these miscreants!

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  49. already am able to c division in opinions for sure zambians need prayers in order to unite GOD sees us as ONE despite our political affiliations

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  50. Mr. President, please dont lose focus by paying too much attention to Mr. HH and Mr. Mwamba,. This is exactly what they want you do to ARREST THEM. So that their self fulfilled prophesies about you come “TRUE” You and big than them as in you are in POWER RIGHT NOW and they are not. Their mission is to FRUSTRATE what ever you and your governance stands for. So please LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND JUST DON’T FOCUS ON THEM AT ALL, THEY WILL STOP. IT A MENTAL THING. Don’t give a re-action. Just ignore them completely, Just like when a partner is cheating the more you ask them, monitor them, the more they misbehave, but when you ignore their actions and just love them, they stop.
    Discipline the UPND MPs, and work with them for 5 years if they are willing , if not, let the people hire new MPs…

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  51. Please stop giving these guys what they want. (ATTENTION AND PRISON). Free them and let them throw their tantrums, soon or later they will stop and focus on 2021. Jail when only necessary. PLEASE READ BETWEEN THE UNSPOKEN LANGUAGE.(ACTIONS,BEHAVIOUR AND BODY LANGUAGE) Not just relying on spoken words.

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  52. HH, GBM and Mumba MUST respect our President otherwise they will just attract the wrath of the law. To just say they do not recognize Lungu as President of Zambia, in other countries they should have been jailed a long time ago. The government has been too tolerant of the three. Lungu did not steal the UPND vote and they know it deep down their hearts but just out of pride, arrogance and rebellion they don’t want to accept defeat. What kind of democracy is HH fighting for the Zambians and which Zambians is he talking about. Since when did HH become democratic? When did UPND ever hold a convention to subject HH to an election? Leaders of UPND have always been hand picked by HH. Is this the democracy HH is trying to defend or he is trying to defend his ego? I think HH just go to hell we…

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  53. What kind of democracy is HH fighting for for the people of Zambia and which people of Zambia is he talking about?. When did HH himself become democratic if he cannot allow UPND to hold a convention to subject him (HH) to an election? Leaders of UPND are usually hand picked and fired by HH. A clear example is Canisius Banda. Is this the democracy HH is trying to defend for the so called Zambian people or he is trying to defend his ego? Let GBM say he wants to become UPND president if he will not be thrown out like a fool. Anyway, with due respect Sir, I am that Zambian you are talking about and I say NO to your counterfeit democracy. Thank you.

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  54. Judy your president has lost direction and focus. Respect in a position is earned and not forced. If the elections were genuinely won by ECL , he was going to be respected. But alas it is common knowledge that he rigged. For this reason he will never be accepted by all citizens of Zambia. Even if he crushes HH and GBM, the fact that he stole elections will never be erased. What a shame to be president of Zambia and on a daily basis citizens are talking and complaining about you. No wonder his concentration is on buying police vehicles for use for riots. Those vehicles were bought as a political tool to silence Zambians. Oh wee. Zambia is in autocratic rule. I guess soon it will be state of emergency. Lukasibona .

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  55. This is a clear demonstration of a frightened leadership that stole an election and spending time looking over their shoulders because they know the truth will come out. By arresting and intimidating HH and GBM the system is helping turn them into heroes!

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  56. God bless Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of Zambia; may your enemies live long to see the blessings of the Lord upon your life; may the Lord protect you from every force of darkness and from every satanic enchantment in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Tawakatukwanishe wachepa sana you cannot stand against a man who lifts up the Powerful Name of Jesus Christ. Others trust in secret societies but we trust in the living God.

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  57. Never shall I fight my fellow human being for the sake of another to be the Leader. Remember that “a map is not the terrain”. The two are saying fight for us to free you but you do not know exactly what their plans are. Neither do they know each other well but by name, appearance, dress and slogans which change with time. The leader might wake up tomorrow and pronounce you fired from his party ( going by Mumba’s tomorrow it might be you the other day your uncle). Yesterday it was Banda fired and the next one might be GBM or indeed any other in the alliance. What about you cadre, why not you?

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  58. HH and GBV and like Kadansa in the UNIP era… Leave them, let them keep yapping… You are wasting gov resources and manpower for nothing… Zambians are civil people, nothing will happen, I tell you… If ECL is involved in their arrest, I plead with you, Your Excellency, leave these little brats to finish themselves…

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  59. Just have a 24hr surveillance on them that they do not train people to cause havoc in Southern Province…

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  60. Let HH and GBM rot in Jail. And please throw away the keys. We cannot continue with this nonsense. They think they are untouchable. These people lost the elections, but they are there telling people that Lungu is not the President. HH is the President. How can you continue claiming you won when UPND never won anything. The Majority Members of Parliament are PF. The majority Executive Mayors are PF. The Majority Councilors are PF. But only one HH won the Elections??!! This guy is a joke and sick in the mind. He should be taught a lesson.
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  61. WHICH INVESTORS WILL BE SCARED? THATS WHAT HH AND THE UPND HOOLIGANS THINK. THERE WERE NO RIOTS IN LUANSHYA IT WAS JUST HOOLIGANS TRANSPORTED FROM OTHER AREAS WHO WERE PROTESTING. AND WHAT WAS GOATY SCOTT DOING THERE. TACHAKWATA IFYA KUCHITA?

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  62. I never saw any riots in Luanshya. Kamirenda, Roan, Mpatamato, Town, Kalala, Mikomfwa you name it. Cool as a Cucumber. I just saw two half full trucks with young boys , extremely young boys who should have been at school jumping about in Trucks. The police are not even in full riot gear. Even today people are going about there business while HH and GBM are in police cells. He will know that he is not untouchable./ He is claiming Lungu is not President, and he is President. We will see where this will take him.

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  63. Scared Museveni’s and Mugabe’s little men they are grooming at work to silence the opposition. Zambia no longer a democracy. Shame.

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  64. U pipo Sata was never caged. Always immediately after losing elections he went in campaign mode and no one stopped him. Just let them be. If PF is powerful then there’s no need to cage them. What goes round comes round.

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