UPND expresses regret over the attack of Religious Minister by their Cadres

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Mrs Nalumango stresses a point during the meeting
Mrs Nalumango stresses a point during the meeting
United Party for National Development (UPND) Chairperson Mutale Nalumango has expressed regret that the UPND youths were involved in an altercation that led to the booing and heckling of the religious Minister Godfridah Sumaili at the Magistrates Courts on Monday the 19th June, 2017.

Nalumango noted that whilst appreciating the pain, anger and disappointment a lot of UPND members and sympathizers, including the youth are experiencing across the country, in the unfair incarceration of Mr. Hichilema on what she termed as trumped up charges, the UPND should however restrain from actions that will only arm the adversaries.

She stated that she finds the incident very unfortunate especially that Honourable Sumaili is a woman and a mother and was in company of her beloved husband.

Nalumango stated that there are a lot of citizens who are not necessarily UPND but stand with the UPND at this dark hour of what she deemed as dictatorship and gross abuse of civil liberties.

“How should they view us if we start insulting mothers? Let’s instead redirect our anger in ensuring we peacefully mobilize every Zambian who is unhappy with economic hardships and dictatorship, and win them over on our side, by making sure we rise above unbecoming behaviour that was exhibited at court”.

“Our youths and supporters will without doubt appreciate that Hon Sumaili is at Court, out of an action initiated by our own dear President. It would therefore be expected of us that we would be the first ones to accord her utmost respect and cooperation, by ensuring that she avails herself at Court without any form of intimidation”

“We should continue offering solidarity to President HH as he appears in Court, but as we cheer him on we should avoid to jeer those we view have conflicting views to ours”

“Let’s show them that they are simply our political opponents and not our sworn enemies, that love overrides hate and that the UPND will bring peace, unity and reconciliation when we form Government. It is in view of the foregoing that we wish to extend our sincere apologies to Hon Sumaili and her husband and assure that such action will not be repeated. God bless our youths, our women and all our supporters, and God bless Zambia” Nalumango said

SARA Longwe delivering her speech.
SARA Longwe

And the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has joined those condemning the conduct exhibited by United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres by poking and hailing insults at Religious Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili at Lusaka Magistrate Court on 19th June 2017, when she went to attend a court case in which she was cited for contempt.

Ngocc Board Chairperson Sara Longwe said as an organization the NGOCC condemns the misogynistic attack by the UPND cadres on Reverend Sumaili by calling her names for exercising her constitutional rights of attending the court case.

Ms. Longwe said the attack on Reverend Sumaili is a Gender Based Violence which was meant to intimidate and silence her as a woman.

The Ngocc Board Chairperson noted that the Religious as a human being has a right of association and freedom of movement as she deems fit and no other person should intimidate, affront and assault her for doing so.

Ms. Longwe stated that the effects of such attacks are that women in similar situations who aspire for higher positions of leadership will shy away from participating for fear of being attacked by Political party cadres.

She has since called on all political parties to take responsibility for their cadres’ actions because an attack on one woman is an attack on all in the country and the world at large.

“Similarly, an insult on one woman is an insult on all. We demand that the police take action against cadres that insult and physically assault women in order to serve as a lesson to others, who are in the habit of attacking female leaders” Ms. Longwe said

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66 COMMENTS

  1. UPND are political bandits just like PF. Zambia needs a new movement like 1991 to rescue this country from political toddlers of UPND and PF.

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    • I have a feeling that we just need to get rid of the 2 major political parties because they have brought too much POLARIZATION amongst the citizenry.They have failed to act responsibly & respectively towards each other . We need a new Youthful party to unite US ALL.The 2 biggest parties have simply FAILED to live up to EXPECTATIONS.PF is simply failing to deliver hence diverting attention to hopeless things and the UPND is simply USELESS in all this.They have time and time again FAILED to utilize the COUNTLESS opportunities that have befallen the several times to FORM GOVT.They are simply INEFFECTIVE and DOCILE.

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    • Lesson learned “Two wrongs cannot make a right!” UPND need to show maturity and humility so that the party can start winning new hearts. Take heed.

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    • This woman has a heart which is as ugly as her face. She taught me in secondary school

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    • For the first time we are seeing some maturity coming to the UPND.

      Somrone mature is now advising them, or at least they have now started to listen to mature counsel.

      Keep this pace, who knows? You may just win people – assume you don’t go back to your old ways of feeling you are always right on every matter.

      You used to insult those who voted for others as not being normal, without realising that you will need to appeal to the same insultees in future.

      This is important because you can not win an election by only convincing the same people that have always voted for you when you have lost.

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    • I think too much nonsensical talk from PF sympathizers. When have PF ever apologized for anything?? They always have some excuse of either accusing others or simply denying. What UPND have done is appreciable and must be commended so that this trend applies to all political parties

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    • @HH OVAL HEAD: No insult will come from NEZ at least for now. Haven’t you noticed that ever since HH was incarcerated NEZ has never commented? This tells you that actually, NEZ is the actual or should i say the HH himself – he cant comment coz he is at Mukobeko.

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    • Madam Nalumango thank you very much for your motherly advice. This is constructive and nation building.

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    • This gesture is the first of its kind in Zamiba from UPND, I have never come across an official from UPND publicly apologizing for any demeanor . Where are we heading to?

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    • Iam UPND but I condem what happened at court to Sumaili.Zambians lets have mature politics.PF should reflect also on their persecution of HH.We are all Zambians.

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    • At least they apologized, thanks and shows true leadership, PF would not even where they know they are wrong. Their leaders are full of EGO…

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  2. Nalumango says she finds it painful because Sumaili is a woman. What if it’s a man they abused could it be alright. Very shallow mind. And this is a woman called UPND Chairperson , kuwayawaya fye ba UPND
    God help us.

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    • Useless, learn to understand English. She said especially that Sumaili is a woman. That word especially leaves provision for dicks as well

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    • I totally agree with your view.

      She is apologizing not necessarily because she believes that act was wrong, but because it was done to a woman.

      This approach is not right – should be condemned by all well meaning citizens.

      The acts were supposed to be condemned simply because they injured a citizen.

      Suppose there were women among the cadres. How does that qualify to be a gender based violence?

      In fact the very utterances by Ms Nalumango appear to be gender based violence.

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  3. These women are always silent when a woman murders her boyfriend or husband. Surprisingly they become deaf, blind and dumb. Two days ago a woman eloped with a boyfriend and abadoned her husband and two children. The man threw himself and the children in the river on the Copperbelt. As usual they are silent. We can only hear from them when a woman is appointed to an influential government position.

    I applaud the Minister of Gender for highlighting the plight of Gender violence from both Men and women. She’s the only woman who has eyes and ears in zambia.

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    • ODE TO THE DICTATOR FROM CHAWAMA

      Out of smelly chaotic Chawama,
      Crawled a gangly drunken worm
      With no morals, but integrity torn
      With teeth as a buck, tall as a Llama

      Raised on Jemason with fingers long
      He staggered and stabbed his way
      To a throne he stole from a Sata tray
      Demented with an ego, vile and strong

      In HH he found a strong opponent
      A champion of hard work and thrift
      Who he jailed and tortured aswift
      Lungu’s ire and envy set afire, and violent

      The eternal kaponya turned dictator
      Violent of character with none to tell
      Stared in the abyss of his evil core
      Jumped and drowned in his own hell

      ~ Buck Teeth Lungu, 2017©

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  4. Nalumango and UPND are now raising money for the richest man in Zambia Akainde Ichilema. Legal Fees are eating them.
    Kudos Jack Mwiimbu for countless preliminaries.

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    • 2 months behind bars and Mr Akainde has already blown through his cash cover. Jack Mwiimbu and Dindi’s company are really out to drain this poor rich man and his UPND

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    • The Legal Aid Board should prepare to represent this Machiavellian Kaponya (HH) for pro bono.

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    • “How should they view us if we start insulting mothers? Let’s instead redirect our anger in ensuring we peacefully mobilize every Zambian who is unhappy with economic hardships and dictatorship, and win them over on our side”
      At least Nalumango is giving good counsel to the UPND. She seems to speak wisely at times.

      If the proud and pompous UPND ‘god’ HH could listen to her advice he wouldn’t be in jail smelling his own pooh every morning

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    • There are some people who don’t work for money but money works for them. I want to believe that HH is not in the first category.

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  5. Good guidance from a woman of integrity. Indeed UPND is a party of integrity and this is what differentiates us from PF bandits. The mistake will not repeat itself as guided by our leadership.

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  6. She deserved it. The more pf keeps HH in prison the more the economy will dwindle. Workers get glued to their phones just to follow the court proceedings, others have to be physically at court and knockoff from there. Those in Upnd strongholds have lost the morale to work. Pf is killing Zambia but cannot see beyond state house.

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  7. A thorough investigation must be conducted before castigating vulnerable UPND youths, because PF opportunists might have exploited the presence of our UPND youths who went to court to diligently demonstrate their solidarity with brother HH. Moreover, UPND must not apologise before reading and re-reading the said allegations. All stakeholders must be convinced beyond reasonable doubts after correctly identifying the so-called culprits. We equally do not support the abuse of women or any individual. We (UPND) love all the members of the community including the lead villain (Lungu). Lungu must abandon his old styles of pure evil and join the correct revolutionary movement (UPND). Forward and forward with progress and development. Viva HH, viva UPND.

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  8. “The Ngocc Board Chairperson noted that the Religious as a human being has a right of association and freedom of movement as she deems fit and no other person should intimidate, affront and assault her for doing so.”

    SHE’S ACTUALLY ASSAULTING THE CONCERNING THE SAME MATTERS RAISED IN THIS PARAGRAPH. SHE’S YET TO REAP MORE!

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  9. “The Ngocc Board Chairperson noted that the Religious as a human being has a right of association and freedom of movement as she deems fit and no other person should intimidate, affront and assault her for doing so.”

    SHE’S ACTUALLY ASSAULTING THE CHURCH CONCERNING THE SAME MATTERS RAISED IN THIS PARAGRAPH. SHE’S YET TO REAP MORE

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  10. I am glad Nalumango is slowly beginning to know the true colours of her wicked party but she must also realize that her party has been burning peoples houses, markets and shops.

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  11. TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE MAMA. YOU ARE YET TO EXPRESS MORE REGRET WITH TIME. THE EARLIER, THE BETTER.
    HOW COME YOU ARE ONLY SEEING THIS AFTER PFs TILYENJI MWANZA CAUGHT THE NGOCC NAPPING OVER THE INCIDENCE.

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  12. Sumaili was not attacked in Court. She was booed and heckled and UPND has acknowledged this and apologized on behalf of its angry cadres. That is maturity and good integrity on the part of UPND and its Leadership. That is civilisation,maturity and accepting Responsibility. Well done UPND and its Leadership.

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  13. This is a first from UPND. I am impressed. They are actually accepting that their cadres did wrong and apologising for it. Step in the right direction. Please keep this sobriety up.

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  14. It’s better LATE than NEVER, therefore my thumb up!
    Do not be intimidated by those who say it’s too late, you need to start somewhere, and this is a good start after reflecting.
    Keep it up!!

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  15. HICHILEMA IS USING THE MONEY HE EARNED DUBIOUSLY, BY THE TIME HE REALIZES IT WILL ALL HAVE EVAPORATED LIKE WATER IN THE SAHARA DESERT! HIS FRIEND VALENTINE CHITALU KNOWS HOW TO USE STOLEN MONEY, HE IS LEADING PEACEFUL AND QUITE LIFE IN LONDON. BA NALUMANGO SOMETIMES FORGETS WHO THE DICTATOR IS? IT IS ONE WHO HAS LED HIS PARTY FOR OVER 14 YEARS WITHOUT ANY INTRA-PARTY ELECTIONS! THAT ONE IS A TRUE DICTATOR, NOT AN IMAGINARY ONE JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR SELFISH AGENDA OF WANTING HICHILEMA TO RULE! HICHLEMA IS SHOWING US HES A DICTATOR IN HIS OWN PARTY, ALREADY, WHAT IF GIVEN THE CHANCE TO RULE, HE COULD BE WORSE! ZAMBIANS DONT TRY, HE COULD BE A TRUMP!

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  16. So they do actually have people with the right objectives in this party! Great Nalumangu, Tell them that they actually have to win over the very people singing dununa reverse to form government and therefore insulting those that disagree with them will take them several steps from plot 1! Now whisper those same words to GBM also….

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  17. This is a party for under5s. They don’t know that the same people they insult are potential voters who can even vote their leader in 2021 if he wilm qualify to stand. Insults in upnd is really chocking. Nalumango has scared me by her wise councel to these donkeys. If they can follow her advice am afraid pf will face a tough time in 2021. On the ither hand am happy because donkeys can’t change from there under5 way of dojng politics.

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  18. Mandanda you are a fool. You are just jealous of HH because he is hard working and intelligence. And if your prayer is to see HH suffer you lie. It is you that will remain poor and your generation.HH will be released and he will continue working hard both for his businesses and politics until he governs this country. Your jealous will kill you.

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  19. While I submitted above that some maturity was coming to UPND, I must say that Mrs Nalumango’s approach is very device and segreggative and offensive to the men folk.

    She is apologizing not necessarily because she believes that the act was wrong, but because it was done to a woman.

    This approach is not right – should be condemned by all well meaning citizens.

    The acts were supposed to be condemned simply because they injured a citizen – whether male or female.

    Suppose there were women among the cadres. How does that qualify to be a gender based violence?

    In fact the very utterances by Ms Nalumango appear to be extremely and unncessarily biased, and can be called ‘gender based violence’.

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  20. ITS COMMON IN CHURCH. WHEN PEOPLE ARE COMMITTING ADULTERY SECRETLY, THEY LOOK LIKE ANGELS. BUT WHEN THEY ARE EXPOSED BY A PREGNANCY THEY STAND IN FRONT TO APOLOGIZE, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM WHAT THEY ARE CLAIMING.
    HERE WHAT HAPPENED WAS THAT TILYENJI MWANZA SMOKED THESE WOMEN OUT OF THEIR HIDING PLACES, NOW THEY HAVE COME OUT PAINFULLY AND BITTERLY TRYING TO DO SOME DAMAGE CONTROL. THE GREATEST APOLOGY THAT ZAMBIANS EXPECT FROM THIS PARTY IS FROM HH TO APOLOGIZE FOR BLOCKING THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE. THAT WAS INSOLENCE, PRIDE AND PROVOCATIVE.

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  21. For the first time,we are seeing maturity from upnd.congrats Mrs.Mutale Nalumango.so now its clear that its HH who paint upnd black because he has never blamed his cadres!!we can vote for upnd if this maturity continues.HH must be replaced if upnd is to win our hearts.
    Things are rough economically and PF is not helping matters.they have given all jobs,contracts to chinese and other foreigners who are taking our money abroad,leaving Zambians too broke.ECL is shielded by “bakandile” who never tell him the truth that things are bad!!
    IF KAINDE STARTS BEHAVING LIKE MUTALE NALUMANGO,UPND MAY WIN IN 2021!!PF CURRENTLY HAS NO OPPOSITION THATS WHY THEY ARE FAILING US ZAMBIANS ECONOMICALLY!!

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  22. Thank you and congratulations Hon Nalumango. That is the way it is supposed to be, civility and accept and apologise when you make a mistake, counsel the cadres.
    With that maturity I separate you from Donkeys.

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  23. The fact is HH and his crew are hard core tri.balists, all the typical traits are present in them and it is a certainty that should they ever ascend to power by being voted in through their non traditional strongholds by a growing section of the population who feel left behind by the PF govt as a result of non performing elements in govt what will happen God forbid they win one day is a systematic persecution of people from the North and Eastern parts of Zambia. Their sentiments are clear to see even from their hateful bloggers! The truth of the matter is should a tribal alliance like UPND one day win, we can expect this nation to fall into pieces there will be war and bloodshed! We cannot allow that to happen!

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  24. What these two women say during day time is different from what they plot and execute in dark corner meetings. For now Mrs. Nalumango and Ms. Longwe CANNOT BE TRUSTED. Just pick a barometer to measure the feelings of parents and relatives of persons that have perished at the hands of the barbaric UPND cadres funded by BRENTHURST FOUNDATION in S. Africa.

    Considering what these two women have so far enjoyed to thrive on, when innocent people were being brutalised (some to death) by UPND cadres, I would rather sustain my ardent belief in what the late Munukayumbwa Sipalo said: *THE ONLY GOOD WHITE MAN IS A DEAD ONE*. As for Nalumango, let her go to Kaputa and probe the people on how they feel about her TREACHERY.

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  25. Apologies accepted but people understand that this is the nature of caders. PF or UPND. This is how they are raised up. Just wait and see. More will come when they form government. And have you seen those body builder like bouncers in UPND? Mukamona!

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  26. Is it true that the magistrates court has today thrown out the contempt case of dishonourable donkey U5 against Hon Sumaili?

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  27. Much as i apreciate for wise advice to your cadres for insuiting our reverand but you a very strong hypocrite for not advicing your party to stop insuiting our national president chosen God shame on you madam nalumango.

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  28. Cadres learn insults from Hichilema. He insulted police officers. His cadres were uttering big unsults during motorcade saga. Its a culture in UPND. Nalumango says since Rev. Sunaili is a woman…does this mean she is encouraging her cadres to insult men and spare women? We demand press briefing from the three church mother bodies who work with UPND to condemn cadres behaviour.

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  29. Qualities of good leadership in UPND demonstrated by this woman by apologizing unlike PF who have never apologized for all the evil actions by their cadres and the killing of Mapenzi and the undressing of UPND woman cadre.

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  30. nalumango please just accept that lungu is the president of this country, how many more people do die so that you give up?

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  31. Madame Nalumango must be emulated by everyone . she has shown leadership . May Mumbi Phiri show leadership too.

    We need women who can act in Madame Nalumango. Though Mrs Godfridah Sumaili must restrain herself from being proud of her new position. She must be sober and kind even to her opponents.

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  32. I don’t see any need to apologise..she over stepped her boundaries..she joined politics and that’s the game..let her learn to tame her mouth..she’s not fit to be reverend..sumaili is a politician..the cadres exercised their right..

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  33. Ba Nalumango, you do not need to apologise for your cadres actions, that is the behaviour and manners they learn from you and your chief cadre. The are just a mirror of your leadership in UPND.

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  34. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
    Matthew 5:9

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  35. But also advise your minister of religious to stop raising her middle finger to insult back at her opponents in such situations , she is a religious woman for crying out loud , from which compound did she learn that type of insults . Mawee…Zambia where are we heading to..

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