Republican President Edgar Lungu at the induction Church service of Reverend Westone Simwinga of Twapia United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Congregation.
Republican President Edgar Lungu

There is an urgent need for the President Edgar Lungu to put a stop to the Patriotic Front (PF)  Party cadres’  barbaric behavior and to acknowledge the growing political tension in the country says the Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)

NGOCC Chairperson Sara Longwe has urged President Lungu to show leadership and immediately initiate open dialogue with the opposition in the interest of the country.

She said her organization is deeply saddened and concerned with the barbaric and thuggish behavior exhibited during a burial procession at Leopards Hill Memorial Park between party cadres of the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United National Development (UPND) on 24th June.


UPND supporter Desmond Mubita

PF cadres  cut off the hand of Desmond Mubita a UPND Supporter who went to bury Clance Zulu at memorial park.

The PF cadres beat up UPND mourners while several others were injured.

The NGOCC Chairperson said in a statement that the violence that ensued at the graveyard is typical and symptomatic of a deeper political tension that has engulfed our country since the August 11, 2016 general elections.

She observed that it is folly for the Government to continue to deny that there is no crisis in the country when party cadres can attack mourners at a graveyard just because they belong to different political parties.

NGOCC is particularly concerned that these violent confrontations endanger women and children, who are the worst affected and least able to defend themselves.

“The President’s continuing silence and inaction on this matter of tension is leaving the door open for continued and worsening violence. It is the prime responsibility of the Government, rather than opposition political parties, to use the instruments of governance to maintain peace and democratic harmony in the country,” Ms Longwe noted.

 

NGOCC insists that the Government must listen to the recent moral guidance and reason from the church and civil society on the restoration of peace and national unity in the country.

 

Meanwhile, NGOCC has also condemns the stripping and beating up of a woman by some women in Makeni Villa area in Lusaka on 24th June 2017.

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The women’s movement is deeply concerned and disappointed with the levels of Gender Based Violence (GBV) especially when inflicted by fellow women, who above all should understand the effects of such demeaning action on an individual.

“We also note with concern the growing trend of circulating videos on social media of women who are subjected to such dehumanizing acts, which is a further violation of human rights of a GBV survivor,” she noted

 

Ms Longwe said the incident in Makeni  incident makes sad reading and mimics the Bible story in John 8 verses 3-11   where a woman caught committing adultery was to be subjected to stoning while male adultery partner walked away free.

 

“Sadly, where there is adultery, the woman is held to blame while the man is left scot free and not seen as in any way guilty. This is clear case of gender discrimination where the blame is always put upon women but not upon men,” she said.

She urged families to make men take full responsibility for their adulterous behavior and not to pile all the blame upon his partner in adultery when she is often another victim of his dishonest and adulterous behavior.

Ms Longwe said a man has a moral and legal duty of fidelity to his wife but another woman has no duty of allegiance to his marriage vows.

 

Shehas also called on the Police to bring to book the women that took the law into their own hands by stripping and beating the woman in Makeni. .

 

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31 COMMENTS

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    • The problem with ECL whether he acts in his capacity as PF President or President of the Republic of Zambia, he doesn’t seem to be solving the issues. I think something would have to happen to his close relative before he realises that the atmosphere in Zambia is not conducive at all.
      He should not be blinded by saying there are no confusions in Zambia. People having their hands chopped off and you say there is no tension? And the only thing people get out of it is that they are “challenged” to stop. No..No.. that is not enough, those thugs responsible should be brought to court.
      Where is the police? I am sure if those whose hands were chopped off were PF, maybe the police would have acted. Soon zambia will be “Rwanda”.

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    • the problem is no one in PF takes Lungu serious! To them he is just another drunkard who is lucky.

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  7. Lungu is a product of a violent election at Mulungushi rock of authority were he was voted in power of pF using Pangas and it is the same Pangas that are still being used to mime Tongas and Lozis in UPND.Its sad that the so called majority Zambians are using PF and Lungu to persecuted fellow Zambians so that they can continue looting from Government coffers.Production and economic development has slowed down from 7.8% GDP in 2008 to 4.1 in 2017.The list of un paid retirees is growing long while the Debt is now well over 17billion USD.Zambian needs healing were are the elders and men of God.Dont we have wise people anymore or all them have been swallowed in Tribal hatred.It is seems everyone is wearing Tribal spectacles.

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  8. Surely , ECL must tame his cadres. Mumbi Phiri must tamed. If it was Tasili, probably ECL would have acted swiftly. Sad to have a man like ECL to be President. GOD help us.. Cutting someone’s hand as if he has told you he does not need it. PF you are evil , full of demons, sons of perdition. Change your ways. Repent you generation of vipers.
    JESUS strike PF with your wrath…..PF have reached the limit of decency… GOD help us……
    The devil is with us…. Zambians lets us fast and pray… this is not a Caliphate… there is no ISI here

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    • We were seeing this in Liberia now its time for all Zambians to wake up.We are feeding a monster babe dictator in the name of Edgar Chagwa Lungu.Let unite and cut off the milk so that it can stop to grow or else all will perish regarless of tribe or class in society.these PF caders will begin to rap our wifes and daughters in full view on lookers and kill them broad daylight.It will be too late for Army to do anything.There will be no Zambia to talk about.

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  9. How was his hand cut seeing seeing he also came for a burial, those who cut off his hand came with Pangas,meaning the violence was planned by PF since fellow UPND could not cut off his hand.The brutality at Zambia’s Premier Cemetery is an insult by government to its dead buried there….they’ll not act…if they do it will be cosmetic..

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  10. As long as the organisations that are suppose to represent neutrality take sides and issue accusatory statements, there shall be no dialogue and problem in this country. It takes two to tango, so blaming one side will not solve the problem!!!

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    • @Zambian Citizen you’re the blood that is passed by Mutinta on her days. Tawakwata Amano. You can’t condone violence of any kind and use it as a solution. Uli cipuba iwe bad kind. I have no kind words for you

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  11. the History of caderism starts were back in UNIP under Kaunda who used systemic intimidation and killing of political opponents. The people behind this were William Banda and Micheal Chilufya Sata.These two continued shaping what we can see today.Wiliam Banda working with rupia Banda planed the MMD cader raids on PF and UPND.This made Sata working together with Kabimba come up with a ruthless PF militia who they trained in Sudan and latter infiltrated the Police service and turned it into police force.With the death of Sata now defence minster Lungu used this group to his advantage to formally employ them in the Army and police and now we can safely say that Zambia is a dictatorship.Soon Zambia will like Congo DRC or Zimbabwe.If that’s what Zambians want then who are we to stop them…

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  12. Show the guilty his faults. Matthew 18. If he confess his sins , forgive him. PF is wrong and must apologise to the man whose hand the cut. No excuses here. When you are wrong , you are wrong . Just repent PF

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  13. Judgment of GOD is around the corner: Each person will receive accordingly, there they will be no body guards, whether you are rich or poor, tall or short, huge or slim. Remember what you saw is what you will reap. Who ever did that to Mubita should remember that God is watching ( Get healed quickly in the name of Jesus)

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  14. The guy who killed unarmed Mapenzi in cold blood is moving around freely in the country and you expect them to pursue the guy who cut the UPNDs cadre’s hand last week. Not this Minister of Home Affairs and current Police Force. Forget. Some things will just be sorted out by the Hague later on

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  15. Yes Truth Seeker indeed how? Is the injured not supposed to be at the hospital? He is very strong to even pose like that with a fresh cut or is it illustrations

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  16. VERY VERY SAD INDEED FOR PEOPLE TO BE FIGHTING WITH THEIR FELLOWMEN AT THE GRAVE SITE. NANGULA TAPASOSWA AWE BANE ICHICHENA CILELETOMUSEBANYA KU CALO.BA KATEKA NAPAPATA CITENIPO CIMO.UKULANDA FYE TAKULI SOLUTION NAKALYA. ACT AND PUT THE END TO THIS PLEASE BEFORE IT SPREADS .HABAKUK 1;1-5 I QUOTE ” THE ORACLE THAT HABAKUK THE PROPHET RECEIVED.2 HOW LONG , O LORD MUST I CALL FOR HELP ,BUT YOU DO NOT LISTEN ? OR CRY OUT TO YOU ,BUT YOU DO NOT SAVE ?, ” ” ” VIOLENCE ” ” ” BUT YOU DO NOT SAVE ? WHY DO YOU MAKE ME LOOK AT INJUSTICE ?WHY DO YOU TOLERATE WRONG ?DESTRUCTION,STRIFE, CONFLICT ABOUNDS. THE LAW IS PALALYSED AND JUSTICE NEVER PREVAILS. THE WICKED HEM IN THE RIGHTEOUS ,SO THAT JUSTICE IS PREVERTED.” ” ”

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  17. NO MAN TO KILL ANOTHER MAN EVERY ONE MUST BE EQUALL.NO MAN TO KILL ANOTHER MAN EVERY MUST BE EQUALL. ANY ONE WHO HATES HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER LIKE CAIN WHO SLAINED HIS BROTHER.

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  18. The title should have read, HH and UPND must stop this barbaric negativity and confrontational politics and last kicks of a dying horse.

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  19. Just for records….PF is a dying party and these are but the last kicks of this cursed black horse that came through a violent election (both in PF and in the national elections), and it uses blood gutting violence to keep a hold on power…not a sustainable strategy in a peace-loving country…please export these PF murders to Rwanda Uganda-Sudan and Zim where they will find their fellow heartless dictators….we have prayed against these devils in human form in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we assign them back to hell where they rightly belong!!

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  20. Zambia, Careful this is how the Tutsi -Hutu bloodshed began. Those being maimed will find it necessary to defend themselves and at times the best form of defence is attack and from there it will be free for all. Again I say Zambia be very very careful. GOD HELP US ALL

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  21. Remember these two parties have tribal leanings and already people are no longer saying PF slaying UPND they are saying Tsosis (or Bembas and their cousins)- tutsis are slaying the HH tribe Hutus =see what I mean? Zambia be very very careful

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  22. The reality is there to see. But we have backward blinded apologists who feed from Lungu’s trough who choose to rather champion their animal views and behaviour. No disrespect to decent animals. We know the PF thugs in government. On this blog we have their bootlickers. Not merely kissing ars.e but are incapable of learning due to self inflicted retardation and choosing the lazy option of unbridled ignorance. These are the likes of Sharon, so-called Nubian Princes, HH oval head, Terrible, the fictitious Mushota who derives pleasure in reading responses to her/his deliberately provocative diatribes, etc. They cannot fathom that their views are what have led to many a bloodshed. There comes a time when the right thinking members of the society say enough of this nonsense and react.

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