Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres

The Judiciary has directed that no party cadres will be allowed access to court premises.

Reacting to the riotous behaviour by UPND cadres yesterday when they went to the High Court to offer solidarity to their leader in the ongoing presidential election petition hearing, Judiciary, Chief Administrator, Nalishebo Imataa said the riotous behaviour and damage caused to property and motor vehicles by the cadres is disturbing.

Ms. Imataa has explained that the cadres invaded the Court premises after the hearing of the Presidential petition chamber matter and fought running battles with the police to try and have access to the judge chambers.

In a statement, Ms. Imataa said several motor vehicles belonging to lawyers and a Government motor vehicle belonging to the Registrar of the Commercial Court division had their windscreens shattered while several doors and windows of the High Court building were also damaged.

She said failure to follow the directive by the cadres, the affected cases will be adjourned to later dates.

Yesterday, there was chaos and mayhem in Lusaka when UPND cadres caused terror at the Lusaka High Court and their own secretariat which left a trail of destruction in which vehicles were smashed while the windows and doors of the High Court were shattered.

And, stones zoomed by, lawyers cars were smashed, teargas canisters reverberated as chili soot covered the Supreme and High Court grounds which were turned into battle zone by the UPND cadres who clashed with the police at the hearing of the petition against the election of President Edgar Lungu.

The UPND cadres went on rampage smashing windows of cars and shattered the doors and windows of the High Court as well as lockers using an assortment of ammunitions in an attempt to force themselves into the chamber of High Court Judge Mwila Chitabo with the aim of physically harming him after he issued a notice that the matter was going to be heard in chambers.

The cadres virtually turned the High Court chambers into boxing rings where lawyers, judges and witnesses were reduced to spectators of a fist-fight between the police and the cadres. Onlookers, bystanders, lawyers, petitioners were forced to seek refugee into Judges’ chambers as the UPND cadres ran riot causing terror at the court grounds.

The UPND cadres led by Innocent Kalimanshi who was expelled from the PF for violent activities were bussed from across Lusaka and besieged the grounds of the High Court as early as 08:00 hours yesterday and chanted anti-government slogans while the police watched on.

Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
Zambia Police fighing Running Battles with UPND cadres
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    • It’s graceful really isn’t it.

      There should be nothing like youths. The term, the coronation, for me screams, uneducated street thugs. Those don’t belong on the street I walk. If they can’t be repented and have decent jobs, they should be jailed.

      They should not be anything like Youth groups- they should only be accepted recognised organisation and such people should join such.

      Youths are yobs and don’t deserve the freedom I should be enjoying.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • This is great! PF should know that they do not own Zambia, the courts and the streets. Every Zambian has the same rights of assembly and demonstration that the PF hooligans give themselves at every excuse. The fake judiciary should treat all Zambians the same, without favour to PF only. Otherwise we will trash the Kangaroo Court.

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    • “This is great!”? @Buck the i.diot, taking little pleasures in insanity just because it is perpetuated by the cadres of the wooden pillock he supports! Yes, the wooden pillock Kainde.

      Go on, continue tickling your little pinkie…

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    • Why is it that all the photos are just showing the police. The court should have banned the PF police as they were the ones attacked innocent citizens. Ask Emmanuel Chilekwa, a PF cadre, he will tell you the truth.

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    • Buju uyo, there is a limit to everything, you push someone to the corner too much expect a backlash or a bite back.

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    • Itizi turu i can only see the pf police in thousands and no upnd members except maybe for one, could that be one innocent kalimanshi? Perhaps the police were fighting unseen beings. The way they are running away from those rocky missiles awe mwandi, kuti baku lepaula imbafu aba bantu.

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    • DEGRADING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AT COURT PREMISES AS IT WERE
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      Like behavior befitting a normal setup at our present day Local courts let alone the Magistrate courts, we have grown to observe silence and the maximum level of discipline at the courts of Law. Alas, politics and the need to be seen to be unbiased to political groupings, the High Court has transformed into a place where civil disobedience and lawlessness is fast thriving. Both PF and UPND cadres are slowly changing the high court surrounding into areas to trade punches and hail insults at each other and law-enforcers. The case at the high court is dubbed “The Right to be Heard” coming by way of the Concourt final dismissal of HH’s so called Election Petition. Now is that the way to fight…

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    • Cont’d
      … for the right to be heard? Supposing the “Rights to be heard” grants UPND a positive result, will the High court then tell the Concourt to resuscitate the Petition trial?

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    • The entire cadre of UPND are a total disgrace.

      I think HH does not understand politics as he has convincingly demonstrated.

      I would advise that he concentrates on business and animal husbandry.

      I think you need any psychology or social science to raise cows.

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  1. Can’t see any fight, shutterd windows, broken car’s in your pics. Stop misleading the people mukaponokwafye bwino insala ngayafika mumukoshi. Remember insala knows no PF and UPND, right now it’s in the making.

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  2. All I am seeing are police officers in a confrontational position. Where is the other side of the fight?

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  3. This is totally unacceptable. The court is suppose to be treated with dignity by the complainants, if they expect a legal solution to their matter before the court. Trying to beat the judge into submission is not justice anywhere even in China where courts are controlled by the state.
    The UPND are extremely loud on criticizing other parties on issues of violence. Is this not politically sponsored violence? The UPND know that their presidential petition hearing is an academic exercise in futility which they intend to prolong to allow HH stay at the helm of the UPND. It is very sad that this happened and those whose elections have been nullified due to violence has now got evidence that violence was perpetrated by both UPND & PF during the August 11th general elections.
    By the way, why…

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  4. By the way, why does UPND always welcome violent people like GBM, William Banda and now this Innocent Kalimanshi.

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    • Why is PF full of violent people like Ejigar Lungu, Max Chongu, Davies Chama, Davis Mwila, Kampyongo etc? Satan was the most vulgar and violent of the lot and only chilled down after being battered by Dawson Lupunga in Parliament.

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  5. It’s not even rocket science. This move is long over due. Prevent those idlots whether opposition or ruling from accessing our prestigious court grounds.
    Thuggery must be condemned by all well-meaning Zambians .

    2016 vote Mr Kudos on LT

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    • #Kudos, you are trying very hard to be sensible. But our memories of your prior PF idyotcy cannot be erased. You will have to work harder, you PF00L!

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  6. I dont see any cadres there. If they are there, not as many as your article portrays. So who were those police officer fighting with?

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    • @MM731..That is called BLIND Loyalty. You’ve got eyes but you can’t see. Deliberately you have chosen NOT to see any cadres throwing stones there just because you belong to the same camp..SMH

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  7. For sure, this confrontation was provoked by the PF Police!

    The Zambian public has a RIGHT to hear cases in open Court. Why then did this Judge decide to hold the hearing in chambers? More provocation!

    These people are angry. They are angry because of a miscarriage of Justice!The ConCourt should have allowed the petition to be heard.

    This is the direct result of allowing Lungu to steal and election.

    The CAUSE must be addressed, not just trying to hide away the problem. That is only treating the SYMPTOMS!

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    • The judge is just trying to hide his foolishness. Others like Mungeni and Anne Mwewa have already exposed themselves.

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  8. Politicians and their way of behaviour bothers me, I wonder Wether they are also humans.
    If they are from another planet, now manifesting into humans, on our earth.

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  9. what about the time max choongo and his goons made a mini bar at the court premises,no presence of police was there.

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    • That’s how unfair PF are. If they are causing havoc, it is okay. But not for the others to follow suit.

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    • Its because of Lungu not acting when his thugs break the law. These thugs set a mini bar in front of the high court and ZP is just next to the high court and nothing happened! We ought to be serious in this country. Some PF official commented and said it is their right. Now do you want to get the right of UPND suppoters the right to follow the case.

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  10. 83 have been incarcerated. You should have seen the fear and panic on their faces as they were being lead to the cells.

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    • You as a pfool coward always hiding behind the police saw fear in them, that is one determine fearless looking forward to a better Zambia.

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    • The mother of one of those arrested says she doesn’t understand how her son could get involved in this lawlessness.

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  11. This is dangerous reporting by your reporters ba LT. There were no flying stones, else we should have seen stones scattered all over the drive ways. What was there was plain thuggery by the state police. The windows and wind shields for a few cars were shattered by gas canisters fired by the police.The cadres were peaceful both at their secretariat and at the court. The police simply went there and teargassed and swung their truncheons into the mass of people who sustained injuries. Even cattle are not beaten that way. Muvi TV showed it all last night.

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  12. Waiting for the screaming head line by Linda Kasonde to give a view. This is her opportunity to prove herself that she is not a Upnd cadre.
    The so called petition hearing has been postponed indefinitely. The 1mbeciles will have themselves to blame for another failed court hearing. This actually looks like this move was intentional meant to disrupt the court proceedings because they have nothing to show case about there claims. These dimwits hh and gbm are just time wasters.

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    • Comrade don’t waste your time on Linda. She’s a fully paid Upnd member and that remains is to get her membership number.

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  13. Untrained police. Here in America they would have prepared to prevent such a riot. Firefighting is old tactics. Prevent the fire

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  14. ….wait a minute fellas…don’t fall into a trap….don’t be duped…….PF is capable of organising its youth to disguise as UPND and infiltrate the other group….as one can deduce from the above comments…its obvious many more Zambians have the similar thought and conclusion …exactly what the ruling party intended to achieve…..their ultimate go is to create a one party democracy in a multiparty ‘environment…they will do anything to tarnish the image of their biggest rivals…it once happened when Edgar visited some place in Southern Province remember… think outside the box…

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    • …for a moment lets remove UPND on Zambian political scene….and we ate left with the likes of Rainbow…the Two man party..FDD Nawakwi and Antonio…poor peoples party for Mulyokela and Mulongoti’s party…including UNIP…..may be another one shall soon mushroom formed by Kambwili and Sampa….just look at the later situation…chimozimozi na one party participatory democracy…

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  15. HH KNOWS HE HAS TO GO,HE THINKS THE COURT WILL RULE TO HIS FAVOUR WHETHER UPND CADRES OR OTHER PARTIES,THE FACT REMAINS THE SAME UPND.HE IS PROLONGING HIS TSAY IN UPND,HE SHOULD RESIGN NOW,HE HAS FAILED US

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  16. The PF and UPND are dirty ducks of the same feathers. Ordinary Zambians are tired of these nonsensical thugs called cadres.

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  17. GBM at work but that’s what you expect, Innocent was accosted by GBM as to why he couldn’t finish Max..so under the promise of cash he has ‘challenged’ ex big brother man Max to a fight….so lets see what the parties do I believe one of the allegations in the HH led petition is violence even though one of his tribal lawyers has given his eye witness narrative on his face book saying the cadres only wanted to greet their leader when the police charged what the double tongued tribal lawyer fails to acknowledge is that the cadres wanted to man handled Judge Chitabo a man who did them a favor by assuming concort powers and hear a matter through the back door…what a waste

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  18. Iyo bwafya these cadres had hh’s blessing. Remember his speech to his cadres this week during his press conference? one unfortunate thing is that hh will be in his house enjoying the festive period, while all of those picked up will be languishing in prison.

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  19. You folks your memories are biased. PF carders stage ans slept at the Supreme Court grounds and were braiing meats and drinking, and threatening judges, but the judiciary did nothing. Now they have found and an excuse to stop the petition.
    You morons find pleasure in such nonsense
    This will not be burried

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  20. …for a moment lets remove UPND on Zambian political scene….and we ate left with the likes of Rainbow…the Two man party..FDD Nawakwi and Antonio…poor peoples party for Mulyokela and Mulongoti’s party…including UNIP…..may be another one shall soon mushroom formed by Kambwili and Sampa….just look at the later situation…chimozimozi na one party participatory democracy…

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    • which property mutinta?can you see a single picture of shattered glass or burning items…i dont from what i can deduce is police charged without provocation and they reciprocated

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  21. Well calculated move by PF in particular their leader ECL to depict a picture that UPND is violent. The cnfusion at high court was provoked by the the government police bandits who are trigger happy to pounce on opposition. Why did they allow PF cadres to camp at high court during the petition. Last week PF cadres demonstrated without a permit and police did not tear gas them. PF you have turned this country into a failed state. This is what happens when you put yourself in state house through thuggery. ECL is not different from the Gambian President .

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  22. GOOD END TO THIS USELESS SHAMELESS SO CALLED PRESIDENTIAL PETITION. HOW CAN SUCH A VIOLENT PARTY BE VOTED TO GOVERN PEOPL?! BA GBM TO RULE ZAMBIA? ITS THE BIGGEST JOKE! THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF OF THE SO-CALLED UPND, TRIBAL PARTY! VIVA PF AND ECL!

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  23. Whats important is to know who will win between Max and Inno or ba Chibwe , chapwa noti if ati ‘without a driver door’

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  24. It’s for this very reason why Kaunda ruled for 27 years and turned Zambia into a one party state. There is a serious breakdown of law and order in Zambia today. Using cadres to advance political ambitions has been taken to another dangerous level. If you think you can behave like this to force a change, what makes you think that the next person you compete with in the next elections won’t do the same to you? Maybe there is too much freedom in Zambia. Law enforcement should hit these guys hard. We don’t want a police state but innocent people need to be protected from these ruthless opportunists.

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  25. Iwe ci HH, why are you quite? Condemn this behaviour of your people. Under any circumstances of provocation can people resort to violence. It means thinking process has reached it terminal point. Condemn this so that we can stop thinking you sanctioned this behaviour.

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  26. The entire cadre of UPND are a total disgrace.

    I think HH does not understand politics as he has convincingly demonstrated.

    I would advise that he concentrates on business and animal husbandry.

    I think you don’t need any psychology or social science to raise cows.

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  27. Another PF false Flag. Where were all these commentators when the PF besieged the High Court and the ConsCourt? And the death threats to judges? All these commentators are just the same PF thugs masquerading as leaders when all they are is thieves and crooks. A petition is constitutional where any party that concludes to have been cheated can lodge its complaint. No judge can dismiss it because we all saw the crimes being committed by the PF and its chief thugs.

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  28. Police Public Complaints Authority

    Police Public Complaints Authority (PPCA) was established pursuant to the Zambia Police Amendment Act No. 14 of 1999. This was followed by operationalising PPCA in 2002 by the then Honorable Minister, MP Lackson Mapushi who appointed Members to the Authority and a Secretary.

    Establishment of PPCA is well intended to be in line with the statutory instruments of the Universal Periodic Review under the United Nations Human Rights Council, Convention Against Torture, African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Convention on the Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.

    Zambia is involved in state party reporting in the above conventions to the Organization of African Union and the United Nations…

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    • Zambia is involved in state party reporting in the above conventions to the Organization of African Union and the United Nations Organization. PP CA was formed to receive complaints against police action outside the structure of the Zambia Police Force so that the public can have independent complaints institution.
      Goal Statement

      To effectively and efficiently address public complaints against police misconduct in order to secure individual fundamental human rights and freedoms and achieve professionalism in the Zambia Police Force.

      VISION
      To see a reformed Zambia Police Force by 2030 that observe, protect and promote fundamental individual human rights and freedom.

      MISSION STATEMENT
      To Secure fundamental individual human rights and freedoms from police abuse through…

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  29. investigating abuses, making directives and recommendations to relevant bodies.
    Objectives

    To increase efficiency and effectiveness in the processing and disposal of complaints .
    To promote wide use of Police Public Corn plain ts mechanism .
    To operationalize Police Public Complaints Authority at District and Provincial levels.

    functions

    The functions of the Authority are to:

    receive all complaints against police actions
    investigate all complaints against police actions which result in serious injury or the death of a person
    submit is findings and recommendations to the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry responsible for Home Affairs the Police and Prisons Service Commission;

    the Inspector General of Police
    It is therefore a duty of PPCA to…

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