Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili

Police have condemned the conduct exhibited by United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres who were reported in the section of the media to have harassed National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfrida Sumaili yesterday when she appeared at the Lusaka magistrate court.

This was contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS by Zambia police spokesperson Esther Katongo in Lusaka today.

Mrs. Katongo said that the unruly conduct by the opposition party’s cadres towards the minister at the Lusaka magistrates court was unfortunate as the premises where not campaign grounds free to all members of the public.

“Our reminder to the unruly Cadres is that the court precincts are not places for campaigns but rather independent premises where every person should be free to without intimidation or harassment” Ms. Katongo said.

She further warned the UPND cadres to guard against their conduct whenever they are at court, adding that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.

Ms. Katongo said that the police will not tolerate irresponsible conduct by anyone as it has potential to destabilize the peace of the country.

“We would like to categorically state that all those that would be spotted to have participated in the fracas that transpired yesterday at the Lusaka magistrate court will be dealt with in accordance with the provision of the law” she said.

Ms. Katongo advised members of the public to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner whenever they are at the court premises to give solidarity to their preferred individuals adding that they should not at any point involve themselves in violent , intimidating or provoking behavior.

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46 COMMENTS

    • You are the one intimidating the UPND madam….please shut it…we have had enough from your kid…

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    • @See, be factual when making comments. Isn’t Ms Katongo the one who came to the defence of UPND when the PF media released a statement alleging that the criminal who was arrested with explosives was a UPND cadre who was sent to bomb parts of Lusaka? Didn’t she publicly condemn the statement?

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    • ” To win a battle do not increase the number or your enemies”. It appears wisdom in lacking for some people, if you are incarcerated and truly do wish to be set free you’ll not go about antagonizing people especially those that have the ability to influence your release or call for a speedy trial so that you are set free. There is serious lack of counsel by some political advisors. On One hand some Church mother bodies leaders are loosing sleep in calling for your release and your party leaders on the other hand are allowing the government officials to ridiculed, insulted and bullied. What is it that some political parties really want. Each day people judge as to who a true leader really is and they just wait for the next ballot box.

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    • June 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

      THE ABOVE STATEMENTS BY KAMPYONGO AND OTHERS CAN NEVER BE FAR FROM THE TRUTH. DEMOCRACY DOES NOT ME LAWLESSNESS AND ANARCHY IN THE COUNTRY. TO THE CONTRARY TO THE ABOVE DEMOCRACY IS LAWFULL AND WHERE INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS HAVE RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER IN THE CONTEXT OF LAW AND HUMANITY. AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS SHOULD NOT WAIT TO APPREHEND THOSE IN THE HABBIT OF BREAKING THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY WITH IMPUNITY.

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  1. We are tired of these UPNDiots, immature to run a country, no civility. Just like their under-five leader, HH.

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    • WE HAVE HAD 5 PRESIDENTS AND NOTHING OF THIS SORT HAS EVER HAPPENED. WHAT THIS TELLS US IS THAT YOUR CONVICTED THIEVING DRUNKARD IS VERY IMMATURE OR EVEN JUST INSANE. HIV/AIDS NAIFIKA KU BRAIN YAKWA LUNGU.

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    • That biatch needed to be paraded naked at the court so that the world could see her loose things.

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  2. Do you need any justification to keep U5-Donkey in a Mukobeko 2m×2m cell with a bucket for convenience? This is it.

    Actually 2×2m sounds rather large to me. I have seen on BBC TV and SkySport horses transported or kept in 2m×1m cubicles.

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    • SHAME, HOW LONG HAVE BEEN HARASSING HH?
      Sata sends soldiers in helicopters to get photos of HH’s farms, as state enter a nolle
      February 11, 2014

      Ailing dictator Michael Sata Tuesday afternoon again abused state resources when he ordered Zambia Air Force (ZAF) soldiers to hover around in choppers and take aerial photos of opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s farms in various parts of the country.And disgraced Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito the same day entered another nolle prosequi in a case in which Hichilema was charged with proposing violence during the Livingstone by-election that saw PF cadres led by Obvious Mwaliteta murder one of their colleagues, Henry Chanda.
      One of the farms that was particularly targeted is Mr. Hichilema’s Choma farm where…

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    • You are indeed Terrible. A man turned 55 years old a fortnight ago and you still call him an under 5!? You are really a Terrible human being who does not know how to count. You are not Michael Sata who had said those words.

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    • @Zambian citizen, are you sure UPND members and sympathisers are donkeys? All I know is that UPND members and sympathisers are human beings created by the same GOD who created you also, unless you tell me that you are a Donkey yourself. Are you a Donkey @Zambian citizen?

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  3. Being booed is NOT harassment.

    PF’s appetite for recognition, praise is making them go bonkers. What will the cadres who booed the minister be charged with? Treason? or espionage?

    PF is a party of illiterates & thugs.

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    • Threats, threats and more threats from the same people…heckling is not a crime yaba.

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  4. After President Magufuli announced that Acasia explorations mining based Shinyanga has been cheating the Tanzanian government through smuggling of precious minerals declared, it’s President based in Canada rushed to Tanzania and met the President were he admitted that indeed his company had been smuggling precious minerals, later an assessment was done and given to him by the Tanzanian Revenue Authority amounting to Ts130 billion which surprising enough he never disputed and agreed to a payment plan.

    President Magufuli told the nation that the amount recovered will fund Tanzania’s budget for two years. This is what we call news! Tell us about your ZCCM-IH vs FQM vs Chagwa

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  5. The best way to deal with oppression is TOTAL REBELLION AND RESISTANCE not OBEDIENCE. UPND needs to be TOTALLY DISOBEDIENT. That is the language oppressors understand. Just check political history if you are arguing. Zambia would not have been independent if freedom fighters were obedient to the colonial rulers!

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    • PF is worse than the colonial rulers! PF is WICKED! Let the rebellion against PF Grow!

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  6. I was never wrong, without doubt these are Donkeys.

    And where is acting president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba?

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  7. The best way to treat the under 5s is to go by the suggestion @nubian has put forward. Every unruly behavior should add a year to hh imprisonment. Let’s see if this will help then mature.

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  8. Thats a tonga party for you Zambians!!upnd members have nothing to do,so they camp at courts whenever their tonga god hh is appearing there.
    Let this drama continues by keeping kainde in mukobeko longer!!
    When the Police stops upnd cadres from escorting kainde to courts because of this kind of bad behaviour,upnd cries louder saying Zambia is a police state.really nobody knows what is good for upnd!!
    KEEPING HH LONGER IN MUKOBEKO COULD BE A BIG LESSON TO THIS VIOLENT PARTY CALLED UPND!!

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  9. LT you are only carrying the police warning. You aren’t telling us what happened to the minister. Was she beaten? Was she insulted? Was she physically abused? You should give us the complete story not one half of it

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  10. Condemn yourselves first for not enforcing law and order by not complying with a court order. Shame on you, PFolice, you’re such an embarrassment to our once law abiding society.

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  11. A minister and a mother was showered with insults by UPND cadres daylight. Where is the new created three church mother bodies? When are they convening press briefing to give applause to the UPND cadres who saw it befiting to shower insults at not only our mother but a church leader like the new church mother body leaders.

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  12. Zulu was more booed by a more serious mob but he called it democracy. Why can’t you?

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  13. Ati Christian country!!!! After HH Episode ends , next will be the fights within PF gangs.

    Don’t you ever mention God when you truly don’t understand Christianity. Hate is becoming in trend especially in countries where priorities are not measured well.

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  14. Indeed where is these so called church mother bodies when their own is being insulted? Anyway what can one expect from theses under five morons.

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  15. VERY IMPORTANT WARNING:
    I want tow warn people from joining ILLUMI-NATI or SATAN-ISM to become rich. You will only do so to your own destruction and premature death. I was a Satani-st but I barely escaped death when I quickly saw the Pastor and I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. If you want to know how life is in the river, better ask the crocodile.

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  16. VERY IMPORTANT WARNING:

    Please may I warn people from joining ILLUMI-NATI or SATAN-ISM to become rich. You will only do so to your own destruction and premature death. I was a Satani-st but I barely escaped death when I quickly saw the Pastor and he helped me to surrender my life to Jesus Christ. If you want to know how life is in the river, you better ask the crocodile.

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  17. “I am not dying”, Zambian leader says, adds opposition chief cannot succeed him
    BBC Monitoring Africa
    April 27, 2013

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, chats with Zambia`s President Michael Sata before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, April 13, 2013. Sata was visiting China after he attended the Boao Forum for Asia in south China`s Hainan Province. (AP Photo/Yohsuke Mizuno, Pool)

    Report by Joseph Mwenda and Cynthia Phiri: “One Province Can`t Rule Zambia – Sata”

    President Michael Sata says even if he dies today, opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema will not become president because he is a baby in politics.

    And chief Sinadambwe of Siavonga says traditional leaders also desire to enjoy good living.

    Addressing residents of chief Chikanta…

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