PF youths deny harbouring any intentions to harm LAZ president Linda Kasonde

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PF cadres protesting at LAZ Secretariate
PF cadres protesting at LAZ Secretariate

PF youths in Lusaka have denied harbouring any intentions to harm LAZ president Linda Kasonde when they went to protest at her office last week.

They said they held a peaceful demonstration against Ms Kasonde for the partisan stance she had taken on legal matters that border on politics.

“So those who are claiming that we went to the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) offices to harm Linda Kasonde should provide proof or report us to police because what we held was a peaceful demonstration against the partisan stance the association has taken we stood outside the offices with our placards and banners and never entered the offices,” he said

Commenting on statements from LAZ and some sections of society condemning their action last week, district chairperson Yelisa Kondowe told the Daily Nation that youths who participated in last Friday’s peaceful demonstration were ready to face the wrath of the law if there was anything criminal they committed.

Mr. Kondowe said every Zambian had the right to express themselves on national issues that affected them and that no one had the power to curtail them from expressing themselves because the constitution gave them power to do so.

“If there is anyone who believes that there is anything wrong we did, let them come out in the open and tell us. We did not go to LAZ to harass or harm anyone. When we arrived at LAZ, the gate was open and they only closed it after we stood by. If our intention was to harm anyone, we would still have gone in there because there were no police officers. Police officers only went to LAZ after we had left.

“We did not go there to attack, harass, or intimidate anyone as LAZ is putting it. We went there to express our disgust over what LAZ is doing and to demand for the resignation of Ms. Kasonde because we feel she is not discharging her duties correctly because of her political biasness and our complaints are genuine. Zambians know what has become of LAZ and it would be wrong for us to pretend all is well,” Mr. Kondowe said.

But the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) says is saddened by the harassment of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ} president Linda Kasonde by Patriotic Front (PF} youths who besieged her office last week.

CCZ general secretary Susan Matale said the council strongly condemned the acts of violence ‘‘perpetrated by the PF cadres who wanted to harm the defenceless woman they accused of siding with the opposition’’.

Rev Matale said that the church believed that in a democracy ‘‘such acts of violence arising from expression of divergent views must not be tolerated because the environment allowed for freedom of speech, association and movement which were a privilege to all as enshrined in the supreme law of the land’’.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I wouldn’t even waste my bullets shooting these pf thugs. Waste of space. They are a scum of the earth

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    • Totally agreed. Why go to offices with pangas and stones, and search for a person from room to room, if you do not intend harm? And which idyot would bother reporting PFthugs to the PFolice?

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  2. These are also the same people who went to fight for free food, someone needs to open their eyes to see the truth and reality. Their master is busy enjoying five star treatment and travel in foreign places, while they are languishing in poverty. I think we need to consider Kaunda’s national service grab all these able bodied individuals and take them to the national service, teach them responsibility and life time skills. As it is now they are just trouble makers, ready to cause trouble and harm to innocent law abiding citizens.

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  3. Ooh! So that guy in dark shades and black leather jacket with a hammer is a plumber, he went to fix some pipes at LAZ?

    WHY IS PF IMPORTING CONGOLESE TYPE OF LIFE STYLE INTO ZAMBIA?

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  4. How did the famous PUBLIC ORDER ACT by pass these macaque monkeys?

    Any upnd gathering is quashed hours before it is even held.

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  5. Of course, these filthy unwashed P.F goon cadres have no intentions of harming anyone coz they only obey orders from (Chimp)yongo the Helicopter stoning bandit, & Chi leather skin Mwila.
    When these violent bandits give the order to attack, Hammers, & tools are taken out of the P.F toolbox to use on innocent Citizens.
    The day will come when these P.F leaders sending unclean bandits to attack others will be made to answer for their banditry!

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  6. HOW IS IT THAT THESE RUFFIANS ARE GRANTED PERMITS TO GATHER AND RIOT AND PROTEST BUT UPND IS NEVER ALLOWED EVEN A SMALL GATHERING.

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  7. The church has a GREAT Commisison of preaching the Gospel andnot to rush into condemning people who are demonstrating against a leader of a group whose commission is nowhere near preaching the gospel of Christ. Some of these supporting issues you give as a church are misdirected and a waste of Gods given time. If a church is seen not to embrace the masses (offended and offenders) then they become partisan and thus loose their commission of preaching Christ to the world. Too much blind support in this country. The youths are saying they did no enter the offices but here we are talking about wanting to harm the LAZ president. LAZ should clear their consciousness and perform their mandate according to their creation. Selective handling of issues are making LAZ lose the saltiness that they…

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    • Fuseki na tu holy twabufi, you from fuxking ati pwipwipwi great commission of preaching the gospel, when all you do all day fyamusalula. You pharises always praying loudly in streets, but what you do behind curtains is so appalling.

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    • Divide and Rule: From your comment it shows that you do not read to understand the text written on this wall. You rush to insult the Church instead of understanding the statement. There is nothing Holy portrayed in the statement above. It’s just a reminder of the purpose of the church and not showing off in any way. I hope you are not pre-judging yourself as a useless person who can not share the gospel. The post is very simple and straight forward and it’s unfortunate you have misunderstood it and even attracted two supporters who didn’t also read.

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  8. It’s about time we start installing security street cameras.

    Hope the President has already called Ms. Kasonde and sympathize with her.

    Hope Ms. Kasonde has requested bodyguard so she can do her job effectively.

    The Country needs her.

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  9. PF lying through their teeth. I agree with Matale. if these were UPND cadres, they would have been detention by now.

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  10. Liars!
    Your time is running out fast.
    Another candidate, mighty in truth and integrity will take Zambia towards discipline and prosperity again not these time wasters in Chagwa and Oval head!

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  11. but on monday mumbi phiri refused to say it was PF caders who went there when she called joy fm radio and you are calling it peaceful demostrations with yellow hammer on the waist for and she called HH a liar now who is the liar between HH and her becoz the cader has confess it was PF caders

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