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Monday, April 6, 2020

Davies Mwila must be arrested-FDD

Headlines Davies Mwila must be arrested-FDD

Minister of Home Affairs Davis Mwila
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila
The opposition FDD has called for the arrest of PF Secretary General Davis Mwila for instructing PF cadres to forcibly take over of markets and bus stations as it borders on sedition and inciting lawlessness.

Party Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said it is unbelievable that a Secretary General of the Ruling Party and a former Lawmaker can be issuing such criminal instructions inciting civil disorder against lawful authority.

“The statement made by PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila, instructing PF cadres to forcibly take over the running of markets and bus stations is a criminal statement that borders on sedition and inciting lawlessness; subversion of authority and is a recipe for anarchy, public nuisance and a serious threat to the peace and stability of our country.

“Sections 57, 92 and 101 of Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia clearly states that any person who utters any seditious words (Sedition, being the organised incitement of civil disorder against authority, herein being the Local Authority, which is the Authority mandated by the Republican Constitution to manage and run markets and bus stations) is guilty and liable to imprisonment for two years or to a fine not exceeding three thousand penalty units or both. Any person who excites disaffection against or undermines lawful authority is liable for criminal prosecution. Inciting lawlessness is a criminal offence that attracts a jail sentence,” he said.

Mr Mwanza said Mr Mwila should understand that markets, bus stations and taxi ranks are public places and that citizens are entitled to trade or do business within these premises regardless of one’s political affiliation.

He noted that the PF SG has confirmed what people already know that some PF cadres and PF officials have forcibly taken over the running of markets and bus stations.

“First of all Davies Mwila must understand that markets, bus stations and taxi ranks are public places and every citizen has the right to trade or do business within these premises regardless of one’s political affiliation. Markets, bus stations and taxi ranks are not a property of PF they are public property therefore it is illegal and totally unacceptable for anyone to try to force members of the Opposition out of these places.

“Mr Mwila has confirmed what we all already know that some PF cadres and PF officials have forcibly taken over the running of markets and bus stations from the Lusaka City Council here in Lusaka and that these cadres and officials are actually extorting money from struggling marketeers and bus drivers operating in our markets. We have written to the Ministry of Local Government, complaining about this criminal behaviour but nothing has been done because this is part of the PF machinery and PF strategy: the use of thuggery and vigilantism to intimidate and control the masses. This is part of the PF strategy to enrich a few PF cadres and officials through illegal collection of money from markets and bus stations as well as the illegal and allocation of land,” he said.

He further said local authorities are failing to perform their constitutional duties of providing goods and servicee due to the resources which should be used are being shared by cadres.

“Today our local authorities are failing to perform their constitutional duties of providing goods and services such as clean water, sanitation, proper drainages, garbage collection, social amenities and so on because the taxes and levies that they rely upon to provide these goods and social services is actually being collected and shared by cadres and their officials.

“We challenge the Zambia Police to arrest Mr Davies Mwila for inciting lawlessness and civil disorder in our country. The police have in their possession the audio and video evidence of what Mr Mwila said and there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for them to be dragging their feet. This thuggish behaviour must be punished as it is criminal and a recipe for civil disorder,” he said.

Meanwhile,the UPND has described as immoral the actions of Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila to openly command their ‘thugs’ to take charge of the markets and bus stops in the country as irresponsible and immoral.

In a statement UPND Secretary General Steven Katuka stated that the move was not only irresponsible and immoral, but it’s also recipe for anarchy which has been the source of violence in the country.

“……none PF members who are equally Zambian citizens are openly physically harassed, including being stripped naked for being suspected of belonging to an opposition,” Katuka said.

“It is a national monumental tragedy of corruption of the worst kind for Davies Mwila to instruct PF controlled councils to deceive and defraud the public by advertising availability of plots but in actual fact reserve such plots for PF cadres.”

He said that UPND where of the view that public places such as markets, bus stops and bus stations, and other trading areas must not be politicised as they are public properties belonging to the Zambian people who have delegated local authorities to manage them in trust.

Katuka added that even the levying of citizens by cadres in public places amounts to daylight robbery of public resources.

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64 COMMENTS

    • Where is Nawakwi?

      I know that FDD has only Nawakwi to field in as a candidate. The can’t find any other suitable person.

      The same applies to UPND. The can’t come up with any other capable candidate other than HH. Six times he keeps failing and the keep fielding him.

      I can foresee that HH will do worse in 2021 than he did in 2016.

      A s for Nawakwi, there is not need to even discuss her results as the are below insignificant.

      For her brother HH, the best of his political career was 2015 and 2016.

      HH will never do better than the above past two consecutive elections because he has shifted his campaign from the electorate to the courts.

    • @Ntaulu, you’re totally right. What do expected from a thug like that. Majority of Zambians voted for dununa reverse thinking that Edgar would be tough after elections. They totally forgot that he was a chancer from Chawama who who never achieved anything in his life. He chose to work with thugs so expect thuggish “management”.

    • LT, this is poor reporting. You left out some important information. What exactly did Davis Mwila say that caused this reaction? Don’t assume that the reader knows, because I don’t …and I’m sure I’m not the only one. A paragraph reporting EXACTLY what Mwila said, concerning PF cadres and their need to take over the running of the markets and bus station, would help the reader understand the issue better. You should have quoted Mwila in his own words, and then tell us when, and where he uttered those words from. Be professional please.

    • Cage this criminal!

      Or has the RULE OF LAW been completely demolished in Zambia by these greedy, selfish and corrupt PF looters?

    • @ peace for Zambia, you are out of topic. We want to hear that Mwila has been taken to court for inciting cadres or thugs to grab land in central province. He must take them to his home province instead of causing confusion in other people’s provinces. His cadres are also causing confusion in Chongwe District where they have displaced the natives. This will breed war in this nation.

    • @Peace for Zambia, I have never seen a stupid and *****ic dunce like you. We are talking about your PF party’s bad governance here through your foolish arrogant Secretary General Davis Mwila. What has Edith Nawakwi and HH got to do with your secretary general’s stupidity? Grow up chap. Why are you PFs deliberately provoking the people of Zambia? Why? You and your type are worthy a slug in your brains!

    • There’s so much inconsistency from Mushota. Is this one human being or many bloggers using this name? Coming to the topic at hand, Davies Mwila should learn to keep quiet if he has nothing sensible to say. Honestly let the law visit this monkey

    • Buck Teeth Lungu, your namesake is the number one law breaker starting right from Mulungushi to date. To him the constitution does not exist. At least Mwila can even be forgiven since he is illiterate. What excuse does your brother have?

  1. FOR GODS SAKE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT TOLERATE THIS NONSENSE AND LOOK AT MWILAS FACE THUGISH FACE WE THE MASSES ARE REQUESTING YOUR EXELENCY THE PRESIDENT TO RETIRE THIS GUY FOR WHAT HE HAS SAID PEOPLE LETS PETITION WE CAN REMOVE THIS THUG WHO THINKS HE CAN YAPP ANY RUBISH

  2. This Mwila, it’s not only his ways but his looks too are very ape like ?. I mean imagine you had his head installed on Chimbwili, it would be Zinjanthopus resurrected, period. Anyway, this Luapulans are still envolving, efyo bafikala bachile balenyina mumenshi ka!

  3. PROBLEM IS ZAMBIANS AS A PEOPLE. WE TOLERATE ANYTHING. I PROMISE YOU THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN IN SOWETO!! ANC NO ANC THE PEOPLE OF SOWETO WOULD NOT ALLOW THIS.
    ZAMBIA ON THE OTHER HAND WE TAKE ANYTHING IN THE NAME OF WHAT?
    WHEN ARE WE GOING TO RISE UP AND SAY
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?!!

    • Well said Loadist. After losing to MMD in 1991, Kaunda said,” Zambians are very docile, had I wanted I would have ruled them for another hundred years. I have came to the realization that people no longer wanted me, hence respected the will of the people.”

      Sata had no respect for our so called leaders. He rebuked and spoke to them like kids. Ati Honorable Ministers. Only GBM stood up to him, the rest have no balls.

  4. Where is Nawakwi?

    I know that FDD has only Nawakwi to field in as a candidate. The can’t find any other suitable person.

    The same applies to UPND. The can’t come up with any other capable candidate other than HH. Six times he keeps failing and the keep fielding him.

    I can foresee that HH will do worse in 2021 than he did in 2016.

    A s for Nawakwi, there is not need to even discuss her results as the are below insignificant.

    For her brother HH, the best of his political career was 2015 and 2016.

    HH will never do better than the above past two consecutive elections because he has shifted his campaign from the electorate to the courts.

  5. I agree with you Johnson that we should not insult but look at the thuggery of our party leaders. I am a hard core PF myself but I don’t support such recklessness from our leaders. How can people trust us like this and we call ourselves as the ruling party. Very very sad, what this country is going through

  6. People of LUAPULA in the general elections last year were like NO! Reason the good people of his former constituency voted for an independent in a PF stronghold. The saw far passed his ignorancee and dullness. Seriously, can the President choose another secretary general for the PF. This one and the one before him are equally just foul and dodgy.

  7. HH needs to go for a short PR course so that he improves his public persona and his social relationships. He needs to build personal magnetism in order to attract more citizens to UPND. He is too aloof, anti-social and unable to interface with ordinary people. He needs to learn how to speak to people on their day-to-day life situations and make the people gravitate to his persona!
    Leadership means the ability to attract people by actions, mindset, sense of concern for the people, and the ability to be seen as one of them at all times.!

  8. Problem of having uneducated chaps in positions of power lack of knowledge will get them arrested what he was say is criminal he cannot understand that what kind of a lawyer is Lungu who appoints such people who are embarrassing him?

  9. Meanwhile Senegal has just entered Gambia. Come on LT. Let’s keep up with what happens when African politicians refuse to let go of power. Hashtag lessonsforthefuture.

  10. ZAMBIANS YOU VOTED, SO YOU SHOULD NOW HAPPILY DEAL WITH THE UNFORTUNATE GOVERNANCE, UNDER THESE P.F, THUGS MASQUERADING AS POLITICIANS.
    However I really feel sorry for the poor Zambians who NEVER gave these P.F, Bonobos like Mwila Kampyongo, Kambwili etal the mandate BUT are forced to live under the Crazy dysfunctional dictatorship, these goons are currently commanding.
    COUNTRY HAS GONE TO THE IMBWA’S ZO-ONA!!!

  11. Where is that old woman Bo Inonge who was wondering how a lot of plots have been handed out…silly woman..there is is evidence. What are you going to do? Nothing, simply enjoy being a token..

  12. Zambia Zambia Zambia..Ohh what happened to my beloved country! It was once called a peaceful nation.now it’s a nation full of murder,hate, tribalism n disrespect.what happened? Where did we go wrong? Was it the leadership people chose?The answer is,it’s our fault.we knew very well the kind of person we were voting for, look now,where is he taking our country?What kind of people is he appointing as ministers?People full of hate n rage in their hearts,people who do know what it feels like to sleep with an empty stomach.If people stay away from markets just because they are afraid of the of thugs,will he give them food?Will he take their kids to school and give them basic needs?Some people are just old and big for nothing.their heads are like big coconuts with a little drop of water…

  13. Lungu is the father of all serpents in PF.

    He calls for prayers with one hand while overseeing tribal hate, corruption and vandalisim with the other hand.

    Don’t be fooled by any talk of lungu fighting corruption or tribal violence and anarchy in zambia, he is at the head of all this.

  14. The head of state is the father of all serpents in PF.

    He calls for prayers with one hand while overseeing tribal hate, corruption and vandalisim with the other hand.

    Don’t be fooled by any talk of the head of state fighting corruption or tribal violence and anarchy in zambia, he is at the head of all this.

  15. This 1d1ot should have been arrested long time ago when he shot at the opposition. when we want peace and unity in the country in markets and bus stops he wants to bring back more anarchy. arrest the f00l who is not fit to be party SG

  16. Zambians are fools and cowards especially the educated ones. Watch that man walk the free potholed roads of Zambia after such utterances.

  17. Is this not an indictment on the president who hand picked Davies Mwila? progressive members of the party who asked that such party positions be subjected to competitive elections to chose the best candidates have been vilified and suspended from the party. Do you expect me as a member of PF to take responsibility for the senseless utterances of this hand-picked dunderhead??

  18. Statements won`t do, please we need NGOs like TIZ and LAZ to take up this matter to court and not just talking. As for LAZ, they have now stop talking for fear of being malined pro opposition. I apeal to private individuals who can manage to hire a lawyer to please defend our land from becoming a failed state. this is hw it starts were every one does what they feel like. But we are human beings who should live by law and order.

  19. Its only in Zambia that I have seen people supporting mediocrity. Its like we are too comfortable with all the wrongs our so called leaders are propagating. The only people who can change the status quo is us the people, but who is ready to sacrifice for this lovely nation? Bonse tulatina, we only good at barking via the media. Of course the police know that Mwila should have been in police custody by now. But what police officer is willing to apprehend Mwila despite knowing that there job is in jeopardy? This is the sad situation we are currently facing n Zambia…. Of course someday, people will rise up and that’s when we will know and understand the true meaning of peace and democracy.

  20. @ peace for Zambia. if you truly believe in peace for Zambia, then u should know better that it is better to let sleeping dogs lay. The issue here is about Davis Mwila, how do Nawakwi & HH come in? On the other hand, what of the commandos that Mwila mentioned, is it the formal national commandos or Chibolya “commandos”? Isn’t this inciting violence? Thats the more reason i for one feels that even the commission of inquiry is a waste of resources coz culprits are already known

  21. The saddest part infact is that Lungu said a few weeks ago that ” Davies Mwila is not going anywhere” when us stakeholders asked for his resignation on moral grounds… Now i wonder how Lungu will react to this. I cant wait to see how he handles this. If hes leader enough this guy should be fired within 48hrs.

  22. IF YOU ARE ASKING MWILA TO BE CAGED FOR INCITING START WITH LUSAMBO MINISTER OF THE COPPERBELT.HOW CAN HE START NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE OWNERS OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN.IS THERE ANY LAW IN ZAMBIA THAT ALLOW COOPERATIVES TO OPERATE WITHIN A LIMITED COMPANY.HE IS JUST TRYING TO SCARE OUR INVESTORS.I DONT THINK HE IS WORTH TO BE A MINISTER.HE IS STILL A CADRE.

  23. @ Antonio Mwanza,”mina amate muntuwandi”,are you so sure Davis Mwila did say or instruct cadares to take over bus stations and markets? Did you correctly listen to his speech bwana??
    Please do not rush to the media without enough truth list you look foolish “palasti ka,”

  24. When ECL took oath of office he sore to defend the constitution of Zambia. As citizens have a right to own land. ECL is custodian of all state land which we he holds entrust and gives us a 99 year leasehold. Following this logic I cannot understand how his hand picked follower can then say in the allocation of 500 plots 200 must be reserved for cadres and then 300 for the ‘chintubwingi’. Davis please have respect for those of us who apply through the normal process for land and are denied. In the end we have paid for land through the nose sometimes with noting left to build. ECL its time to part company with some of these people.

  25. The main issue that must be addressed here is WHEN the Max Chongo vs Inno will take place. The rest of the issues fyabupuba fye

  26. THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR ZAMBIA IS PRESIDENTIAL BY-ELECTION, PERIOD. IF YOU ARE AGAINST THIS REASONING STOP COMPLAINING AND CONTINUE LAMENTING.

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