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UPND has nothing to do with the petrol bombing of Chief Mweemba’s palace-Kakoma

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UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma
UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma

UPND has nothing to do with the petrol bombing of Chief Mweemba’s palace because the party is eying the Presidency, not a mere chiefdom, says party spokesperson Charles Kakoma.

Chief Mweemba, whose palace was petrol bombed two weeks ago leading to the death of his 19-year-old nephew, Mundia Mubita while he was left with severe burns, told Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale when he visited him in hospital that UPND members were plotting to kill him.

But Mr Kakoma said that UPND members had nothing to do with the attacks on the traditional leader as they were focused on the Presidency.

He challenged Chief Mweemba to report to the police if he knew that the people who petrol bombed his palace were UPND members.

He said that even the arrest of UPND Sinazongwe district chairperson, Alick Muleya …was illegal as the police had not charged him but were unlawfully keeping him in police custody.

Mr Kakoma told the Daily Nation that there was no way UPND could send its members to attack a traditional leader on the pretext that they were close to the ruling party.

He reiterated that UPND was eying the Republican Presidency not a mere chiefdom for them to attack a traditional leader.

Mr Kakoma said that traditional leaders were free to support whichever political party they felt like supporting without fear of being attacked.

“Why would we attack a traditional leader? We are eying the Presidency not a chiefdom. Chief Mweemba should report to the police if he knows the people who attacked him. Not what they are doing, holding an innocent man without even charging him. Five days in cells but not charging him,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Kakoma said that UPND had respect for all traditional leaders and that there was no way a member would attack a traditional leader.

35 COMMENTS

    • The question is – when is HH taking his party to a conversion.

      I’m
      Sitting on my lazy chair sipping wine – Nick is putting rock salt on our driveway because of heavy snow.

      We will do a takeaway this evening. Likely pizza with Coke.

      This is life. I never dreamed of living this royal life when I was in zambia.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

    • Recently Edgar had nshima & chicken breakfast at chief Mweemba.
      But I don’t believe UPND bothered, it should be PF plot, how come Edify suddenly get involved?

    • Quack PhD holder Mushota you are confusing HH. Now he will tell you “I can’t hold a conversion because I don’t wanna convert my party into something else. I could think of holding a convention but you aren’t asking for that”

    • “UPND has nothing to do with the petrol bombing of Chief Mweemba’s palace-Kakoma”

      REALLY?
      BA UPND, TALI E GAME YENU IYI?

  1. All southerners belongs to upnd by default and therefore it’s them who petrol bombed the chief fir associating with ecl.

    • #2 Please stop your tribal bigotry. Is that your specialization? How can a country prosper with people like who only see tribes instead of human beings? We should learn to appreciate diversity in the country. Look at individuals can do for the country, and not their origin, language, and ethnicity.

  2. Mr. Kakoma let me ask you the following questions- were you not eyeing the presidency when you did the same to those NON TONGAS in Namwala? were you not eyeing the presidency when you launched the infamous mapatizya formula? How about the burning down of public infrastructure by UPND across the country when HH was incarcerated? We know UPND is a min terrorist party whose MAJOR agenda is to have a TONGA PRESIDENT in the state house at all costs, but all well meaning Zambians across the country will continue rejecting you, the party does not mean well for this country. If you can do this whilest in opposition what more if you came into power ( GOD FORBID), you can be worse than this, you devils.

  3. I’m really surprised by the reaction from the UPND spokes person, sure this is the first time he has reacted to the allegation that the members of UPND, petrol bombed Chief Mweemba, instead of showing sympathy to the deceased family and the chief for the loss of one Mubita Mubita, the Spokesperson is defending the suspect and not providing information to other suspects if it is not the District chairperson. Do we really respect life under UPND? Vote GBM during Congress, Vote GBM under UPND ticket 2021, “Bola panshi GBM nishimbi”

  4. It is “eyeing” not “eying”.

    It took me a minute or so to figure out what he was saying. I thought it was a new word in Zambian politics.

    • Both are correct terms. Eying is often used with yanks. It doesn’t make it wrong – it’s just that it is more seldomly used.

      But then again I have a PhD you don’t. You will likely think with a Zambian mind and will remain stupid and backwards perpetually. Another Zambian living the Zambian way in a European country.

      I hope you are doing well besides that – and wish you a pleasant week ahead.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

    • Don’t bother withLusaka Times! I wonder why they cannot install a Spell Checker as Journalists especially that they are very poor in spelling. I just looked at it and it did not look right, so you wonder how it escaped a person whose main job is writing as well as his/ her editor if at all they pass the articles through an Editor.

    • @7:1 Mushota, I hope you realize that it is possible to refute someone’s opinion without being disrespectful to them. If your educational qualities that you love to flaunt so much have not taught you that, then it can only mean that you have not actually attained them. If I’m wrong, it is because I made a mistake and not because I’m Zambian or less educated than Europeans, most of who do not master even half the languages that I do.

  5. This is a useless upnd statement!!surely Charles Kakoma can only care for a upnd chairman in police cells than Senior Chief Mweemba who is in hospital and the nephew who was killed by the said fire?For HH&Charles Kakoma a lost life is not important than a upnd chairman who is in police cells?-amazing!!BANTUSTANS,WHICH SENSE DO YOU SEE IN EVIL UPND?PLEASE JOIN OTHER CIVILISED POLITICAL PARTIES SUCH AS PF,FDD,NAREP WHICH CARE FOR ALL ZAMBIANS!!!
    when HH was in jail,fuel bombs were the order of the day.city market,zesco lines,courts,etc were burnt.after HH was freed from jail,the burning of public properties stopped.WHICH FO0L CAN FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE FIRES WERE STARTED BY UPND CADRES?sometimes Charles Kakoma,you must learn to say the TRUTH in life!!
    SENIOR CHIEF MWEEMBA’S HOME…

    • #8-People like you are specialized in lies, misinformation, and hatred. How do you keep using a word coined by people who dehumanized Bantu? This is really embarrassing and shameful. The article is about lies from the PF, but you bring in your usual hatred and vile language.

  6. What a stupid statement from a so-called spokesperson. “UPND has nothing to do with the petrol bombing of Chief Mweemba’s palace because the party is eying the Presidency, not a mere chiefdom, says party spokesperson Charles Kakoma”. Does it get any more fo.olish? So, that is why you wanted to kill ECL in Mongu? I can’t believe that this is an official statement from a party on this tragedy.

  7. KAKOMA IS ONE VERY STUP1D PERSON, JUST LIKE HIS BOSS. JUST FROM WHAT HE HAS SAID IN THIS ARTICLE ONE WOULD CONCLUDE THAT THIS PARTY IS A PARTY OF SELF-CENTRED ‘ANIMALS’WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT HUMAN LIFE APART FROM THEIR SMALL GOD ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY. JUST BY HIS WORDS KAKOMA LIVES NO DOUBT HOW DICTATORIAL THIS PARTY WOULD BE IN GOVERNMENT GIVEN A CHANCE TO RULE BY MISTAKE. THE CHAP IS NOT EVEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEAD AND THE INJURED. WHAT CHICKY, THIS 1D10T.

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