Intolerance among PF and UPND supporters has reached shocking levels-Kampyongo

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Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
MINISTER of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says it is disappointing that intolerance among some Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters has reached shocking levels of fighting even during traditionally solemn occasions such as funerals.

Mr Kampyongo said in Parliament on Wednesday that the violence which took place at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka recently between PF and UPND cadres and elsewhere demonstrates the breakdown of morals in the country.

He was responding to a point of order by Mwembeshi member of Parliament (MP) Machila Jamba (independent) on the persistent incidents of violence between PF and UPND supporters.
“Traditional funerals are sacred and bring all sections of our people together in remembrance of the departed ones, and out of respect for the departed beloved ones,” Mr Kampyongo said.

The minister said the moral decay in the country must be stopped because Government will not tolerate any kind of criminality regardless of who the perpetrator is.

He said the fighting which happened at Leopards Hill Memorial Park on Saturday where a number of people got injured and property destroyed is uncalled for and must be condemned by everyone.

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  1. Honorable Minister, tell us how you intend to stop this moral decay rather than stating the obvious. We really need to do away with this “poor finishing” mentality that’s taking Zambia backwards. It’s a worrying trend. Your job is to come up with solutions not merely highlighting problems. We agree with you that the moral decay must be stopped but how do you intend to do that? You know who the culprits are, as home affairs minister, what are you going to do about it?

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    • Honourable Kampyongo, are you telling the Zambian people the truth? Who is intolerant between the PF and the UPND? I am sure Zambians who are reading this blog will agree with me that the PF is the most intolerant Political Party ever formed in Zambia. If you call non recognition of Mr Lungu as President of Zambia intoralant, then vindicate yourselves in Court and show Zambians that Mr Lungu won the 11 August 2016 general election otherwise control your tongue.

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  2. “… The minister said the moral decay in the country must be stopped because Government will not tolerate any kind of criminality regardless of who the perpetrator is …”

    What if the government is a instigator and perpetrator of criminal acts?
    Does immunity from prosecution extends to criminal elements like yourself Hon. Minister?
    After all, endangering civil aviation aircraft its a criminal offence in all Member State(s) of ICAO.

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  3. He is the man in charge of peace and security in this country, how come he didn’t forsee this situation? He doesn’t have intelligence personnel to alert him? It’s embarrassing for him to even say something like this. That’s admitting to the whole country that I’m incompetent as Minister of Home Affairs. He should be replaced.

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  4. Seriously speaking these PF pipo are annoying. This giant midget spends all his time issuing threats and always using inflamatory language now he is suprised at the levels of intolerance in the country.

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  5. In as far as he is concerned, with his minimal level of intellect for a Minister in LUNGU’s administration which on par with most people in government, issuing a plain statement is enough and concludes the matter. Job done!!

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  6. In as far as he is concerned, with his minimal level of intellect for a Minister in LUNGU’s administration which is on par with most people in government, issuing a plain statement is enough and concludes the matter. Job done!!

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  7. Kampyongo’s inability to control the violence in the country has reached shocking levels

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  8. Kampyongo’s inability to control the PF and UPND cadres in the country has reached shocking levels

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  9. In our country Zambia, there is need for our leaders to show leadership beyond politicking. Let our leaders in government who have control over the various institutions in the maintenance of law and order do that. If the violence is abated in future it will not spare anyone including those in the ruling party. This situation is like fire, it starts small but grows big within a short time. Let us do the right thing before things go out of hand. Those on the other side should also refrain when they are provoked. This is the only country Zambia that we have. We may differ in opinion but that should not lead us to physical confrontations that may eventually lead to injuries or even death in extreme circumstances.

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  10. what happened at shiwangandu where a helicopter was almost brought down by Kampyongo supporters is an indication that he must clean his house first and other people’s houses.
    PF must show leadership.
    If The Ministry of Home affairs can send a platoon of armed police men to arrest HH at night , and have shepherd dogs during court trials show that they have the capacity to contain violence perpetrated by PF. No excuse of what happened at the funeral because someone benefited from the fracas. The problem with PF is failure to admit the evil that they allowed in their party. With all intent and purpose, they wanted to be in power and used all sorts of means including violence to achieved their goal.
    PF is reaping what they sowed. Violence beget violence. He who lead in captivity shall…

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  11. No person is born a murderer. Evil begin small and grow in a heinous one. A murderer is so called because he has allowed greater sin to rule him unabated. So is violence. Charity begins at home.
    This violence started with PF leaders and they have allowed it for their selfish reasons.
    Listen to their leader either denying that the culprits are no their members or the culprits are for the opponents. In others words they have funny answer to show they are very innocent. When it s evident that their members are involved , they will be very silent including the President.
    Todays Kampyongo is telling us that they are comfortable and yet the cadres are fighting. This is a clear indication of abusing cadres for leaders comfort.
    Remember the Post newspaper who a PF cadre urinated in his…

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  12. Remember the Post newspaper who a PF cadre urinated in his mouth. Mumbi Phiri refused the story. The culprit was arrest due to Zambian pressure . Where is the Post now under PF?
    It is sad we have such leaders who are deadly evil for the purpose that they live comfortable whilst they allowed their cadres to maim Zambians. Remember the HUTUs of RWANDA. so are PF.

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  13. To confirm that PF leaders are concerned about their personal affairs only. If you dare insult the President or any PF leaders or appointees, you will be arrest faster than you thought. But call HH, Winter,Chishimba, Nawakwi or Muliokela all sort of names , you will praised and maybe be appointed as Permanent Secretary or DC. Bishop Chomba called HH a s,a,.tanist and he is currently PS for water….. This is PF for real….
    Imagine your son insult your neighbor , you promoted to be village headman. thereafter you claim to be humble and a God fearing person. Probably , you are either a moslem or a hypocrite.

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  14. Kapyongo is an instigator and perpetrator of violence.Zambians have forgotten shiwang’andu helicopter saga.How do you curb violence if you are preaching peace but practicing violence?How much violence has been committed by police under kapyongo?His comments are purely crocodile tears.If not any arrests made?why not when criminals are known

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