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Bwalya labels police as unprofessional for blocking UPND’s kanyama

Headlines Bwalya labels police as unprofessional for blocking UPND’s kanyama

Police in Kanyama’s Twashuka ground to prevent
UPND from holding a rally on Sunday

Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Spokesperson Father Frank Bwalya has charged that the Zambia Police is unprofessional for bowing down to political orders to deny the United Party for National Development (UPND) a permit to hold a rally in Kanyama.

Father Bwalya said it is unprofessional for Police to make a stance based on a political statement from a cadre.

“As a party we do not control the police, we do not give them instructions. There is no piece of legislation in this country that gives power to PF to instruct Police on what to do. If some one must have said something to that effect and the police follow it, it’s because themselves are being unprofessional,” Father Bwalya said.

Father Bwalya pointed out that police know that they are not supposed to dance to the tune of any cadre or any politician.

He noted that the police should not do anything to please the republican President who is the commander in chief but they have to do the right thing.

He said PF is not involved as they want every citizen to enjoy their right to assembly and freedom of expression.

Father Bwalya said it is unfortunate to try to stop the UPND from having a rally in Kanyama thinking they will say something which can make PF unpopular when they can do the same on a live radio programme which can cater for a wider audience than a localized rally.

He said Police must make their own statements without being influenced by any one.

The UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema planned to hold the rally in Lusaka’s Kanyama area to address the people on national issues and thank their supporters during the last general elections.

But Lusaka Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri claimed they could not allow the rally to go ahead because the situation in Lusaka is not safe for UPND.

The Commissioner sent riot police officers to surround the Lusaka’s Twashuka ground on Sunday before UPND could convene for a rally.

Armed Police in riot gear made the grounds look like a war zone as early as 06:00 hours.
On Saturday March 25, 2017 Patriotic Front-PF Lusaka Province Youth Chairperson Kennedy Kamba instructed the Zambia Police Service not to issue UPND with a permit for the rally.
In heeding to Kaamba’s directives,  Commissioner Phiri denied the opposition a permit citing security reasons.
And UPND Youths have accused the police of being a -PF branch.
National Youth Spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso said the reasons police gave to deny his party to hold a rally failed to represent reality.
Meanwhile, Eastern Province UPND Chairperson Paul Tholes says the action by police is undemocratic and unfair.
Mr Thole says it is shameful that police are now being used to cartel views from the opposition parties

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo also yesterday warned the UPND leader Hichilema to conduct himself in  a lawful manner and stop masquerading as President of Zambia or face arrest for treason.

Mr Kampyongo who featured on the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum at Chrisma Hotel on Sunday observed that the actions of Mr Hichilema to continuously refute and recognise the democratic election of President Edgar Lungu and forcing people to share this view is treasonable and the law will soon visit him.

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  1. Damage control after a life has been lost due to brutality of pf police. Your silly statement won’t bring back that life. Muk0ngo wako iwe chi bwalya. Yesterday your statements were to the contrary before life was lost. Today you want to act holier than thou. I have already said that pf leadership have cursed themselves and will start dropping dead one by one . After all that ka Lungu kali lwala kale. You f0cking dogs. Rip to our soldier of change

    • Unless you have little knowledge on crowd control, usually security wings will also infiltrate into the crowd, could these be the persons katongo is referring to as unknown people among UPND cadres?

      target a perceived group leader in this case kalimanshi, then collateral damage to quash the procession.

      Only Scotland yard can do a throughly investigation not these drunk cops who see heavy loaded vehicles.

    • Police action is simple to explain. I hear top police command have access to huge financial resources (money) for such operations. They just have to claim insecurity for such money to be released. Again the people who receive kick backs from the purchase of tear gas need such to keep receiving cash. Paradox, isn’t it?

    • I fail to comprehend that UPND cadres stabbed a person to death and you blame PF for it. What type of people are you, barbarians? What do you want for Zambia?

    • What did Bwalya drink yesterday? I can’t believe my eyes reading this statement from Bwalya, what is behind all this? If he genuinely meant this from the bottom of his heart with no strings attached, then I must commend him for this and for waking up.
      Well done, and now you are understanding what we keep telling you and why most of us on this forum are complaining of PF behaviour, although we are not UPND, but we find ourselves supporting them because we see elements of dictatorship and misuse of police for political purposes. Democracy is at risk in Zambia, and we want people to wake up. Again, Bwalya, today you are a hero. well done.

    • Frank Bwalya comes back to the real world. He should now take this even further by using his red card campaign or Agenda for Zambia party to let Edward know the Zambians are open thinkers who do not need looking after by him like babies. They need their freedom and all the elements of democracy they fought for to be able to live a normal life. He should not use State House to fight personal battle for himself or for those he considers his newly found friend. Pathetic!

    • This statement matches with the Bwalya I used to know back in Kitwe. The Bwalya who as Radio Icengelo Manager spoke for the people. Not the Bwalya we are seeing now who is totally different and appalling.

  2. Is Frank Bwalya finally coming to to his senses? Intellectual bankruptcy is amazing. Just listen to Kampyongo talk…Davies Chama and you would wonder what the appointing authority saw in these dimwits!

    • I am so happy am not the only one thinking like this! The appointing authority is to blame, he does not do his homework or that is the calibre he wants to make use of. Its tragic to say the least.

    • I think that this statement is fake news. Flaky Bwalwa, that mad tribal dog, is barking mad and has no morals, no scruples, whatsoever.

  3. Lungu has really brought lawlessness. This is why carders who are not even anything giving instructions to police. Then you have a childish home affairs minister who thinks talking anyhow will help calm the situation without understanding that HH has a very, very large following. Kampyongo should tame himself and run his ministry in the interest of Zambians and not PF. Lungu clearly did not win that election fair and square and anyone watching and knows the truth would also doubt if Lungu should be recoginized. Please get him to prove in courts through a fair panel he did win and none of this will go on.

  4. Frank Bwalya well spoken: How can a Cadre Instruct Police of what to do. Police Men you are Professionals who should not listen from cadres but do your jobs the way you see it. IG should be a man of high integrity and Professionalism in himself while cadres are hopeless followers of Politicians whether PF or UPND. Is there a school for cadres? no, but they is a school for Police men and women where you even get a certificate.

  5. Eastern province UPND Chairperson Paul Tholes? Surprise surprise, the donkey party exists in eastern province? How come there was no electoral genocide there like in Namwala?
    Mr Tholes, are you sure that you munch caterpillars, maybe not otherwise you would not be an official of the UPNDonkey party, HH would not allow it…..kikikikikikiki….he said so himself not me.

    • Look how pathetic you look when even your leadership own up that the actions of the police lungu controls are out of order. You will never agree even when you are caught with your pants down. Grow up. A life has bed lost by trigger happy pf police and here you are making tribal insinuations. You own relatives irrespective of tribe are going with it food and yet there you are after seeking asylum abroad acting like you have grown up in riches. Wake up Bro you are just embarrassing yourself here kikiki

    • Indeed its donkeys’ party.By the way, is upAndOWN the only party which lost the electionsin2016.Power hungry donkeys.Prof Lungwangwa, how can you sink so low to follow moronic way of doing things?Walking out of parliament, at the command of morons!!

    • @Roka – it is sad that Prof Lungwangwa taught a monkey like you and you never learnt anything. It is called throwing jewels at a pig, or in this case a thieving monkey. That’s why you cannot see anything wrong with the PF. Stoopidity has no cure.

  6. @4 Mentor, all that Frank Bwalya is saying is that PF had nothing to do with denial of the permit for a rally, that police do not act on instructions from PF.
    The violence and loss of a life in Kanyama vindicated the police action, imagine how many lives would have been lost had the rally gone ahead. UPNDonkeys were armed to the teeth with knives and prepared for action. We know them from time immemorial, why do you think KK banned ANC and introduced one party state.? Exactly the same reason. Where is GBM to prove it?

    • In short you are saying that PF police just had to do it, to prove their assertions. What with a directive coming from kamba.

    • @Terrible…. Is kamba not PF? how about Kapyongo? Didn’t these lunatics instruct the police to deny UPND the permit…..? Do you have brains bro?

  7. Exactly the same reason and exactly from the same region.
    You could correctly say that the one party was brewed in that region of HH.

    • Your parents did such a terrible thing to create a terrible thing like you. Am sure you were a terrible mistake

    • I can smell the terrible stench from the terribly large stale pus.sey that gave birth to this terrible piece of sh.it! Ar.sewhore!

    • You are the same pathetic f0ols who still believe in regionalism. Wake up i.diot, Zambians need people with brains to rule them not these pathetic fo0ls who do not respect the sanctity of life. Get a life i.diot.

  8. The first suspect is kamba, he is the one who warned of bloodshed if UPND goes ahead with the rally in Lusaka, it is on camera, deadNBC has the video. He threatened violence, and his threats have come to fruition.

  9. @ True Zambian Indeed lawlessness, do you know why? It is because we have a God fearing Man in the chair who does not want to send the law breakers like HH and his morons to jail. But you shouldn’t take his silence for granted, very soon one will be answerable for these death. When it happens do not say you were not told.

    • What a stupid comment from you if a PF spokesman can attempt to talk sense and you come with your silly comment..Who is humble you *****????Shut up and close your dirty mouth

  10. Such barbaric acts by police and cadres are brewing tension in this country thereby increasing the depth of division in this once united nation. A genuine leader should find answers to these questions going on in the minds of many Zambians; Why now are people divided among tribal, regional and and political lines. The sense of patriolism has been lost and one wonders whether the ‘ Love one another and unite slogans’ KK used to preach in his efforts to put the peoples of this great land together. To the cadres whether PF, UPND or indeed non-partan, please put the love for this country above your partan interest.

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    Such barbaric acts by police and cadres are brewing tension in this country thereby increasing the depth of division in this once united nation. A genuine leader should find answers to these questions going on in the minds of many Zambians; Why now are people divided among tribal, regional and and political lines? A true leader should seek answers to such questions. The sense of patriotism has been lost and one wonders whether the ‘ Love one another and unite slogans’ KK used to preach in his efforts to put the peoples of this great land together. To the cadres whether PF, UPND or indeed non-partan, please put the love for this country above your partisan interest. Politicians come and go yet this nation will remain. We do not want this country to record a history of civil…

  12. For Mr Bwalya to be this objective means a major split is looming in PF and Mr Bwalya is with another group moving away from the current MMD-PF. Edgar will soon be isolated and made very weak. He will be exposed and thats when we shall see his crookedness. Only the thieves are clinging to Edgar like teaks because they depend on him to eat. Very soon the True Green will move out to form another party. PF is a shell at the moment, it is finished. There is so much tension within.

    • Very true Questionnaire, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this split in MMD-PF love affair. What should be more worrying for PF is to see HH & Mumbi Phiri (who not so long ago said the very mention of HH’s name makes her puke) share the same photo shoot, wonders indeed shall never end.

  13. upAndOWn is the main culprit in this case.They hire drunkards who were unruly.Why do people like to balloon issues, it was not the whole Kanyama an area near Tashuka School.The upAndOWN hired thugs were going to Twashuka grounds with bottles of beer.How can people who are drank be controlled peacefully.The moronic leadership exihibited by upAndOWN will plunge this this country into confusions.I even wonder how this leadership its followers will be behaving once in power.It will be worse than what we are seeing now.THey wouldn’t accept defeat if they losyt power.People of Zambia the people coming from war torn countries what is when lawlessness pertuated by losers is. Let us be patriotic, especially the youths.Look at how people in thier strong holds are crying to the government when…

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    There is so much hatred among politicians and tribes which is being preached for the sake of political expendience.
    Such barbaric acts by police and cadres are brewing tension in this country thereby increasing the depth of division in this once united nation. A genuine leader should find answers to these questions going on in the minds of many Zambians; Why now are people divided among tribal, regional and and political lines? A true leader should seek answers to such questions. The sense of patriotism has been lost and one wonders whether the ‘ Love one another and unite slogans’ KK used to preach in his efforts to put the peoples of this great land together. To the cadres whether PF, UPND or indeed non-partan, please put the love for this country above your partisan…

  15. Mr Bwalya is not sincere. It’s pathetic to read what he said. He is just another cadre like Kamba. This statement could have made more sense before the rally day. We are not GULLIBLE!

  16. If the situation is not safe for the UPND. Why didn’t the Police use the same heavily armed riot Police to provide security to HH and the UPND cadres that planned to attend instead of teargassing them. Providing security to a peaceful crowd requires less effort and manpower than keeping a hostile crowd away. The had to deploy the security officers as early as 06:00hrs. Pheeeew.

  17. The Police don’t just act anyhow, so if you are not in government don’t make noise. When political parties make plans, ShuShuShu is also listening, they know before hand what you’re scheming. UPND is one of the major sponsors of political violence, the hooligans on their payroll are known. So when the Police say they can’t allow such a gathering, they know what they’re talking about. There was going to mayhem had that meeting gone ahead. They wanted to make it like people reacting to HH’s message. Poor tactics. so, Frank keep quiet my friend

  18. PF cadres and leadership should take stock in some of the critism coming from the opposition and indeed civil organizations as this country is not just about being a PF cadre. We saw this pomposity during the MMD of RB, worshippers and praise singers of RB used to say “Boma ni boma, wako ni wako”, among many unpalatable stuff. You guys need to do an introspection of your political and governance values and practices

  19. Ba NEZ you have spoiled the discussion by bluntly insulting Frank Bwalya. You can see that when the two of you meet face to face a fight will ensue. But that is what we are trying to avoid. Personal respect for one another. Politicians are just using us for their personal gains.

  20. What has happened to Frank Bwalya? Suddenly he is making sense. You wonder what is at play. Did his boss ask him to say this so it seems they were not against the rally. If they wanted the rally to go ahead, Bwalya should have said this before the date of the rally not after it has failed to take off.

  21. ITS A PITY TONGAS AND BEMBAS ARE ALWAYZ TO BLAME
    WHEN NON OF THEM RULED THIS COUNTRY
    ONLY EASTERNERS AND FOREIGNERS

  22. CAN WE PLEASE TAKE SOME OF THESE GUYS TO THE ICC BEFORE ZAMBIA FINALLY PULLS OUT. THE POLICE IG SHOULD BE ONE OF THEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I MISS MWANAWASA. SATA WOULD YAP AS MUCH AS HE WANTED, THE MAN WAS NOT BOTHERED AT ALL. NOW THE CURRENT REGIME, THEY JUMP AT ANY SLIGHTEST ACTIVITY FROM THE OPPOSITION. CAN ANYONE SMELL SOME COFFEE SOMEWHERE?

  23. Ba Frank Bakamba, mwalandako ifyamano lelo. Tell Lungu to be ready to accept criticism. He is causing most of you to be his praise singers and in the end you are intimidating the police. Hence, even a very small cader will command them what to do and they will listen. Kampyongo should also grow up and stop behaving like a teenager. He is old enough to know that intimidation has never solved any problems in any society.

  24. WHY THE PHOTO IS SHOWING NG’OMBE IS IT BECAUSE UPND IS RELATED TO NG’OMBE? MABISI, COWDUNG ETC FATHER BWALYA ISBEHAVING LIKE HH NOW WHEN THE LAW IS AGAINST HIM HE COMPLAINS

    • You little skunka pakunya you can’t even tell the difference between cattle and horses, and you busy preaching agricultural diversification with little data about agriculture.

    • That is the problem when you fail to comprehend the content of is in this story. Why put something which so unrelated to this content. That is why a lot of Zambians end up as failures. There was no need for you to talk and cows and milk in this content why not concentrate on the subject at hand.

    • @30-Anyoko, THIS IS WHAT IS INHERRENTLY WRONG WITH ZAMBIA TODAY!!
      We have !di0t [email protected] like you, who cannot tell the difference between a Horse & a Cow, something a 3 year old kindergarden kid can easily do.
      You then go on to expose your P.F, cadre type loudmouth ignorance for all to see.
      It is better to shut your trap, & let people assume your ignorance, than open that cadre trap & confirm your stupidity for all to see.
      With equally clueless leadership in the inept thieving P.F, wouldnt be at all surprised, that Chakolwa appoints you his next Minister of Agriculture, & livestock, as all you need as a qualification in P.F, is to Shout loud, throw stones, & & wave your Panga highest, when endorsing Chakolwa for his illegal 2021 corrupt bid.
      Your equally dull friend (Chimp)yongo…

    • Cont;
      Your equally Dull P.F Cadre friend (Chimp)yongo, was rewarded with a job he’s NOT qualified to hold, simply because he showed his P.F thuggish Cadre traits by Twice allempting to bring down Helicopters ferrying oppostion leaders with Stones, & Malegeni.
      The Drunkard President so detatched from reality due to his alcoholism, then saw it fit to appoint this Stone age Cadre to Home Affairs.
      Zambians then wonder why the Nation is in reverse gear, & turning into a Huge failed Communal Pit Latrine.

  25. Politicians are only dividing us. Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us Politicians are only dividing us

    @nez can you repeat after what I have written for you and next time you blog you must be sober. No hatred no bitterness no tribalism.

  26. please mr president rescue your country Zambia.stop listening to inhuman advice.we know you as aa gud man and God fearing .mr lungu please just work for people as per promise.i know u can do better man.

  27. Zambia has become like South Africa during apartheid time. Southern Africans fought for independence and Police brutality in those days. Why is Zambia going backwards? What grave mistake is this to have brought a violent and selfish party like pf who has infiltrated party cadres in Police? Please God help us Zambians who are not PF we are suffering.

  28. The Bwalya of Radio Icengelo spoke for the people and believed in true freedom of expression,equality and social justice for all. The man who was once arrested because of his desire to see a just and fair society, the Frank Bwalya who quiet as a board chairperson so that he have his “freedom” of speaking for the people back. The Frank Bwalya who always wanted to be on the side of Justice regardless of who he came against. This is the guy I new, the current one is something else. Nelson Mandela once said “fools multiply when wise men are silent” our democracy will go down the drain if wise men are silent, regardless of who is in power-PF,UPND, FDD, MMD etc. The wise must always speak to keep the “fools” at bay or in control other wise the power they hold can easily be abused.

  29. The Bwalya of Radio Icengelo spoke for the people and believed in true freedom of expression,equality and social justice for all. The man who was once arrested because of his desire to see a just and fair society, the Frank Bwalya who quiet as a board chairperson so that he have his “freedom” of speaking for the people back. The Frank Bwalya who always wanted to be on the side of Justice regardless of who he came against. This is the guy I new, the current one is something else. Nelson Mandela once said “f00ls multiply when wise men are silent” our democracy will go down the drain if wise men are silent, regardless of who is in power-PF,UPND, FDD, MMD etc. The wise must always speak to keep the “f00ls” at bay or in control other wise the power they hold can easily be abused.

  30. I remember cautioning people over this issue of attendeding unnecessarily rally. We know HH and GBM are rich but they will never share their riches with you. Stay away from such gathering as of now its not safe. Its not even worth it to risk your life for HH who doesn’t even know you nor care about you. Elections are very far from now that 2021 for those who don’t know and during this period, I am afraid we just have to endure with ECL as Republican president. Nothing will change that. I know it maybe a bitter pill to swallow to those who lost their elections but that is life for you.

  31. crocdile tears. after one life is lost because of your foolish government you want to blame the police where were you when your foolish fellow cadres were instructing the hopeless police force to attack the inoncent people.

  32. Frank Bwalya is being very sensible. It’s just that he is in a party full of thugs, of which some are even ministers

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