Vice President Inonge Wina and Service Chiefs welcomes President Edgar Lungu at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) shortly after his arrives form Ndola for a two working visit yesterday 25-06-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Vice President Inonge Wina and Service Chiefs welcomes President Edgar Lungu at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) shortly after his arrives form Ndola for a two working visit yesterday 25-06-2017. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has challenged youths in the country against engaging themselves in acts of violence instead of emulating his leadership centred on promoting peace and unity.

The Head of State said that he and other political leaders had set a good example of promoting peace and unity, which was a fundamental ‘ingredient’ in fostering social economic development.

Mr Lungu called on the youths regardless of political affiliation, to emulate his gesture as President of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) to work towards enhancing national peace.

The President described the clash between suspected PF and opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) youths at the Memorial Park in Lusaka on Saturday, as unacceptable and an act that should not be tolerated.

“I think they (youths) should emulate their leaders and we leaders should set a good example to become intolerant ourselves, impatiance and then our followers will become the same.Me as President for PF, I would urge members of my party to emulate my conduct,” he said.

Mr Lungu said that if those that caused the ckash were known people , there was need to sit them down and give them counsel by leaders who should also play lead by example in counseling the young people.

President was speaking to journalists yesterday shortly after arrival from the Copperbelt at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and was received by Vice President Inonge Wina.

The Head of State also said he was happy with the interactive meeting he held on the Copperbelt with among other stakeholders the Ndola City Council management and the PF officials.

He said nobody was charged, but was confident that more measures would be put in place following the meeting and that through such interactive meeting, they were able to identify some challenges that could be addressed.

The President, who was accompanied by his Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma and Special Assistant for Press and Public relations Amos Chanda, among other dignitaries, arrived around 18:15 hours and was also received by Cabinet ministers and PF officials.

Meanwhile, Lusaka Province police commissioner Nelson Phiri said investigations have been instituted and no one will be spared for causing confusion in the country.
“We will not spare anyone because of them belonging to a certain party. Anyone found wanting will face the law,” he said in an interview.

Mr Phiri said it is shameful that cadres decided to take their differences to a graveyard, which is a sacred place, and where traditionally, there is supposed to be peace.
He said the clash between the cadres was a barbaric incident which should not be condoned by peace-loving Zambians.

Mr Phiri said the behaviour by the cadres is unfortunate and should be condemned as it has potential to derail the peace of the country.

On Saturday, suspected UPND and PF cadres clashed at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park, leaving several injured and property damaged.

A bus belonging to the PF was burnt to a shell, while several UPND cadres were rushed to the hospital.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. No one can hear and understand what you are saying,you are a pretender and time waster.

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    • With due respect to the President.I also can’t understand what he is saying.His vague statement gives the impression he knows it was his people who did it.

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    • What an hypocrite for a president you have got down there….is there sanity in this man’s head I wonder?
      There was mayhem by his filthy PF cadres before the elections causing terror on the streets of Lusaka and CB and all this man could do is pay lip service, even now, his cadres can do anything including attacking the dead because they know they have a weak and hypocritic leader, Lungu is no fit not even for a position of village headman because in totality is a cunning and dishonesty man! Leadership calls for decency and honestness, your president lacks both attributes!

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    • This drunkard was saying that there was no political tension BUT this is the tension the Church leaders were telling him. Does he want more examples? Mother fcking ar.sewhore!

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    • Lungu said that “Me as President for PF, I would urge members of my party to emulate my conduct,” …. Really? blowing you own trumpet….you are not the role model to emulate or admire Mr President, you can be a president but you are too week to be emulated.

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    • Editor a bus belonging to pf was burnt beyond recognition, several upnd members were rushed to the hospital, what happened to injured pf cadres? They were rushed to inyangas for treatment? Why has it become a norm for pf cadres to always turn funerals in compounds into political rallies, they always want to take over arrangements even when they don’t know the deceased, just go to Leopards cemetery, you will definitely see pf chitenjes everywhere.

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    • Criminals don’t ran to the hospital when injured, why did pf cadres not bother to go to the hospital.

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    • I do not know if my mind is okay, I am failing to grasp what our president is saying.

      Let me read through once more.

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    • Drivel comming from Lungu Instead of telling us that those identified will be punished by the law , the f00l is talking about sitting them down.

      Lungu is the most f00lish Zambian president. He is weak and had no control of his thugs.

      Lungu s days are numbered!

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    • How can a normal street thug and kaponya understand the president`s challenge when even the elite of the educated Zambians on this forum do not understand and believe ECL, later on, consider ECL as an inspirational leader?

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    • Surely all you want is for Pf cadres to be talked to? To tell them job well done or what? Such a crime well planned and executed and all one says seat them down. Surely violence is coming to the centre stage of our lives.

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  2. Modus Operandi…the blood of the innocents cries out before the Lord against the evil ones. Vengeance belongs to the Lord

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  3. There’s something I do not understand about this country: Why can’t we just bury the dead in peace and tranquility? All of us will die one day and we would not like our burials to be characterized by such barbaric acts, so why can’t we do the same for our departed colleagues? Fighting at a funeral! Oh Zambia, is this how low we have sunk??

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    • Yes, not even in first Republic did UNIP ever attack ANC.The legacy of PF is lawlessness, alcohol in streets,destruction of Police, thuggery everywhere…

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  4. We tired of the same sayings from the police,before they say a word we know what they are going to say. You knew this was going to happen ,if not then you not good for your job as police in change. The best example begins with locking up all PF cadres who were present there and second kick them out from our beloved PF. This is too much. Get ride of all bad eggs from cadres to state house officials and trust me 2021 will be ours to keep.

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  5. Lungu Is A Pretender.

    “He Has Two Horns Like A Lamb But He Speaks Like A Dragon.”

    Kaunda Built This Country One Unity Principles,
    Chiluba The Late Further Built It On Christian Principles.

    Now Luk At This Man, He Is Uprooting Everything.

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  6. It is always very easy to blame and insult President Lungu without realizing that it is this level of disrespect and foolishness that is encouraging foolish behavior by these hooligans. UPND is the worst opposition Party in modern day Zambia.

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  7. Lungu, you said you were learning a lot from Mugabe. He is teaching you how to destroy your country like he has done to his Zimbabwe. And you are learning fast!. But those police you abuse will still be in uniform when you leave office, be advised.

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  8. Kupusa bati was the president there? PF & UPND youth are they babies to be confined at one place? whose funeral was it? It was for UPND so if PF went there to mourn is it a crime? So who can start the trouble between the two is it the PF or the UPND? a visitor can’t start it, it should be the UPND who did not want their friends to mourn with them. So you morons why are blaming the president? should people stop mourning their friends just because of UNPD? the person who died had friends from both camps. that is why you morons will never grow, instead of condemning both you are busy insulting the president who was not even there, didn’t Ms. Mumbi stop the PF to go there for you to condemn the president? the PF as a party did their part what about UPND did they stop their cadres not…

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    • If this is the typical PF reasoning God help us,the president was not there so he is not responsible?

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  9. Do not challenge the youths – arrest them. Then they will know that you mean business.

    The problem is that these youths are created in the image of their leaders. They emulate what their leaders do. Just look at the recent behaviour of people like Kabimba, Kambwili, Lusambo, “Father” Bwalya, Kaiser, ….the list is endless.

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  10. HH does nothing wrong and he ischarged by PF police for Trison; PF cadres provoke and harass people at funeral and no one is arrested on the spot; what peace is Chagwa talking about? Mumbi tell us before burial that there will be fights; if you mean peace; fire Mumbi; fire Kanganja; fire Kamba and fire Kaizer etc

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  11. Was it a crash or an attack? At least we know that the Upnd were burying Clance Zulu at the gravesite, but was pf doing there?

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    • It has become a norm for pf cadres to take over funerals in compounds, even when they don’t know the deceased,LT has just reported that upnd members went to a legal hospital to have their injuries checked, where did pf cadres with injuries rush to, inyangas or murky illegal dingy clinics? If no injuries was recorded on pf cadres then they are the ones who attacked their political opponents.

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  12. So those people who fought at the graveyard last Saturday? What did they gain? What did it profit them? Don’t we have something better to do? We have always been warned, don’t take our so much cherished peace for granted! This is how civil war breaks out!

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    • Biggest achievement is that they have shamed that guy who said there is no tension in the country.

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    • they stole phones and money from the people they attacked. listening to my friend who lost a phone, I couldn’t believe this is the same Zambia we all speak of being peaceful

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  13. If Lungu was a normal human being he would simply condemn the pf cadres for attaching the innocent mourners who gathered to bury their beloved one, period. But as usual the man is so drunk with power that for him whether people die or are injured is fine.

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  14. Zambians DO NOT RECOGNISE Edgar Chawa Lungu as president of Zambia. He has brought down the reputation of Zambia.

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  15. Youths will continue being at each others throats as long as major political parties have no agenda for them.They have no say in the hierarchy of these parties neither do they have any voice in these parties apart from killing and maiming each other.Parties do not have any plans for the youths apart from using them as tools of violence.Both youths from UPND and PF respectively are suffering the same economical hardship.There is no need for them to be on each others throats at the expense of asking for a share of cake from the parties they are representing.They need to take their parties to task so that they get empowered in terms of skills and better future.It will not do to exterminate each other so as to create room for selfish politicians.

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  16. PF members were wrong . They told the mourners that Memorial was meant for PF. The biggest problem is when your leaders justifies his evil acts and demonise other people. His evil acts give licence to his supporters to act in similar manner.
    Can someone tell me that PF supporters are very holy that not one PF supporters has been charge of any offence against UPND or MMD or FDD by the police?
    Winter was attacked at a radio station, Nawakwi was attacked at a moslem gathering, HH was attacked at a radio station in copperbelt, Miles Sampa was blocked in Cooperbelt…all these events no PF member was arrested.
    To me PF is behaving like the HUTUs of Rwanda before the genocide or ZANU PF of Zimbabwe or UNIP vigilante. Unless PF acts responsibly, Zambia is be disgrace in the eyes of GOD…

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  17. GOD is restraining a lot of Zambians to react to PF insensitivity because Zambians are prayerful and peaceful.Zambians love their country but politicians shall destroy this country… Watch the politicians knee before Zambian when they wants votes. When they are elected , listen to their language.. VERY RUDE, INSOLENT,ARROGANT, TOO BUSY….
    Zambians don’t eat politics and are not living by the grace of politicians…..Zambians can do without this politicians because GOD is our PROVIDER…. Zambians trust GOD more than this politicians…

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  18. In any case where was HH or ECL when GOD was creating this world ? why should Zambians hold their leaders so dearly that they can kill or hurt each other because others support a different leader? Who created this leaders’ supporters ? tell me does the Presidency of Zambia more holy than GOD?
    is The Presidency the ALPHA and OMEGA in Zambia? who ever has a dissenting view is charged of treason?
    Zambians let us not seek so low that we worship our leaders whether HH or ECL? Zambians let act sober and respect our leader to a certain level . No one must follow a leader who exalts himself and takes himself as the best or greatest leader ever rule or to rule in Zambia.

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  19. He is the one with Mumbi Phiri who sent the thugs to attack innocent mourners. The statement from the head of state is weak. The problem with our President is that anyone who doesn’t belong to PF is not under his care. Zambia is only for PF. In a democratic country, the President is for every Zambian but sorry to say this ba President you are the first President of Zambia who is behaving this way. We are very disappointed with the way evil has taken over our Country which has been a beacon of peace.

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  20. Just Youths practising their Politcal alleges cues, but yes they need to be responsible in that.

    Fists do not make the world around. Man has achieved more through talking and agreeing.

    The gov’t should provide funds to Hospitals nationwide so they can offer Pschological therapy to UPND Youths who are under magic mushroom control by the unscrupulous Leadership. Also Churches should start offering Deliverance Rituals to UPND Youths. Please let us save them from the grip of tyranny.

    PF Youths need a good Shambok whip on their hind sides 3 times a day, once before, Breakfast, Lunch and Din. Dins. Good old fashioned disciplining!

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  21. The Attackers were PF thugs. That is why there were Not arrested. It is illegal to carry Pangas and Machetes but PF are exempted from this law. These attacks were planned by Senior PF Officials like Mumbi Phiri,Kennedy Kamba,Kampyongo,KZ etc. Hypocrite and Sadist Lungu is just shedding crocodile tears. Had the Attackers been UPND we would have seen many arrests.Becoz of selective Application of Law ,PF thugs now believe they are above the Law. Those pictures have been sent everywhere in the World and just confirm that Zambia under Dictator Sadist Lungu is now a Failed State.

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  22. Mumbi Phiri knew in advance what was going to happen and that is why she pretended to tell the PF carders to retrain from attending the funeral of Clance. This is how stupid brains work and you cannot expect anything good from them. A good leader would decide to resign after seeing that amputation. Are we lead by a reasonable human being!

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  23. GBM misled Kaili 1 to ignore the police car that Mwami 1 had sent to clear Eagle 1’s way to the Kuomboka. Now that Kaili 1 has been squeezed my Mwami 1 hes crying for help. Considering that Seer 1 has been deported and Major 1 was also refused entry by ZAF 1, i dont see how Kaili 1 will escape the long arm of the law

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  24. This is exactly what UPND wants. When is PF going to see through this UPND ploy. They know that with peace prevailing in the country they will be out of the limelight. My earnest appeal to PF leadershipb is to genuinely discourage their so called cadres from engaging in these acts. UNPND has nothing to offer. It’s time the electorate started holding the opposition accountable and not only the ruling party. They are providing nothing as the opposition apart from provocation. We need shadow ministers with their technocrats from the opposition who will objectively engage government.

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  25. Lungu my mbuya yours words must match with your deeds. As long as the hatred is within yourself and the failure to learn how to adapt when people say. We have concerns about the state of the nationis not born out of not liking you but the love to see you change and prosper. We live ones and.die once. The world is full of up.and downs. Be peaceful and tolerant

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  26. ‘Taming a dog calls for wisdom.’ As a parent if you spare the rod you spoil the child unless you are amused by the very behaviour that the mjority condemn. What is the role that the ‘big youth’ Kamp-something played?

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  27. This Id.iot of a president is an animal. Why call the incident clashes between UPND and PF? Its common sense UPND were attacked, they went to bury one of their own, PF went with Pangas, stones and knives. So who cused this fight? Are you saying this was a clash. Id ..ot.

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