Opposition NDC Spokesman Erick Chanda this morning fired shots into the air to disperse a horde of PF cadres that stormed 5FM in Lusaka to disrupt a radio programme which featured NDC officials.

5FM was scheduled to feature NDC Consultant and PF Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili on the Burning Issue radio programme but informed filtered through that PF cadres planned to disrupt the radio programme.

NDC then decided to send its party Secretary General Mwenya Musenge and Mr Chanda and only managed to get Mr Kambwili on the phone for a few minutes into the programme.

As the programme was on air, a group of PF cadres stormed the premises and started smashing cars and deflating the tires belong to the NDC officials.

5 FM was forced to discontinue the programme and Mr Chanda ended up firing shots in the air to scare away the PF cadres.

In a follow up interview on the same station, Mr Chanda confirmed that he fired the shots in order to protect lives and property.

He said the PF cadres would have done more damage if he had not fired the shots.

Mr Chanda has since warned the youths not to continue being used by PF senior officials to cause confusion.

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62 COMMENTS

    • Where were the Police to beat the hell out these thugs who have spoiled the well meaning noun of ” Political Cadre”? Are they only available to maim students?

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    • The buck stops at Lungu, the man is simply a failure. He is Commander in Chief and he has completely failed of PF cadre violence….question is, does he condone it? Emphatic YES!

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    • This primitive, savage, id1otic behavior should have no place whatsoever in Zambia. People should be free to voice their opinions without being hounded by a pack of rabid hooligans. The police need to track these criminals down and arrest them. We cherish freedom of speech in Zambia, and we should never allow anyone to take that away from us, be it some prominent politician or a cheap thug on the street. Disgusted.

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  1. That’s rich with hypocrisy considering that this week Ms Inonge Wina the VP was attacking the opposition as “lacking democratic credentials”

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  2. When something is born out of malice, hate and bitterness, it attracts wrong characters to it. Kambwili and Musenge know where they are coming from and what they did. Antonio Mwanza was on phoenix the other day, no one followed him. I am not suporting violence but Kambwili and Musenge know that their agenda is spiteful, malicious and hateful and hence it shall attract the bad elements of other parties.

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    • Lungu and kapoyongo are responsible for these attacks, if they wanted to stop them they could……..just like how PF call corruption “social mobility” they now call any opposition threat
      ” malice and hateful “

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    • Mune

      Those are not simply criminals, they are organised PF caders supervised from the higher echelons of pf leadership….

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  3. Kambwili should stop vilifying ann proviking an innocent person like ECL. This is what you get from the people that love HE. Let his ka party and the under 5 party do politics with civility and issue based like the camba man.

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  4. Comment:The Patriotic Front distances itself from any violent attacks on opposition leaders.

    This thuggery does not carry the blessings of the party.

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    • Oh but it does my friend. Your party is all about violence. Even a villager deep down in rural Zambia knows this. Are you not the chaps who went as far as storming a church and beating people there?

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    • The time wasted taking pictures you could have used to apprehend one or two of the vagabonds and taken them to Central Police which is only 200 metres away from 5 FM.

      As a party we are not in support of hooliganism and we urge you to report such violent acts to the police.

      Investigations into the matter have since been instituted.

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    • @8.1 we are looking at things very seriously nowadays and we have no time for cheap cadreism, thuggery and violence. We have an economy to grow between now and 2021. Gone are the days when such thuggery was condoned in PF.
      If you are found to be violent in PF we’ll send you away from the party. We won’t even report you to the police we’ll just send you away like Innocent Kalimanshi of Intercity bus terminus.
      We are humble people and we have no time for drama.

      I urge you in UPND to start practicing civilized politics like us. No need for violence.

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  5. It is true that it is unemployment that is causing such barbaric acts. If those PF youths had something constructive to do, this would not have happened

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  6. PF is synonymous with thuggery and bush politics. This is what is denting the image of this country. Why can’t you allow opposing views if at all you are popular as you claim PF? Leave these people to do their campaigns and let the people be the judge. This brutality will come back to haunt you in the near future.

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  7. The Panga *****s at it again, they think this the best way to silent people, be warned, he who kills with a sword dies with a sword. He who fights others with a Panga shouldn’t be surprised, when the Panga is used against them. I do not like violence, I condemn it with all my blood and bones. But enough is enough, those that have abilities to defend themselves from these *****s so be it.

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  8. Violent ruffians and thugs have no place in civilised society. This is a reflection of the calibre of leadership from the party that these cadres hail. When we should using intellect to appeal to the electorate, this rogue party would rather use violence to win hearts and minds. A party that sponsors violence is unfit for holding office. Ba koswe!!

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    • These PF rats know only borrowing stealing and violence…..lungu and kapoyongo are fully aware of these attacks and sanction them…….

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  9. With a brutal police service rated amongst the ten at the bottom on the continent, you can expect them to bring the culprits to book. The Minister of Home Affairs would resign and hang his head in shame for failing to instil discipline in his forces. No member of this dysfunctional cabinet has the decency and conscience to resign when they have failed their leader and the motherland dismally. Shameless, lazy lot who are in office to line their pockets and nests. Thieves without concern for the citizenry they!

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    • The buck stops with lungu……we have being saying all along that lungu is a corrupt violent theif…….who would go with his hench men kapoyongo and lusambo to any lengths to protect their stealing…..

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  10. I cry fo my beloved country. Who will restore sanity in this land???? Is there a man or woman will put a stop to this really??? Jehovah twanaka

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  11. I find it unusual in Zambia where no one is arrested during a group fracas in which the PF guys are involved. The youth chairman who is the person sending the thugs is minister of home affairs, what does one expect?
    The ZP has been condemned in entire world as failing to perform as per expectation and the IG does not take this as an insult. The minister is there to ensure no other party talks about the short comings of PF or else the police will be used to deal with them. Ba buju twalishiba ati kuti mwabomba, ubwafya ni ba boss wenu that is why the PF leadership does not respect ba IG because he does not stand his grounds and act professionally.
    When the government changes the IG must be tried for being biased.

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  12. Stone age and childish politics. When will we democratically allow freedom of speech. Disappointed to say the least. Lets grow up and develope our nation, we keep taking ourselves to the stone age

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  13. Members of PF need deliverance. Elyo Ku Ma Churches balaya sana abafuka. God will judge every evil doer. Don’t thing He (God) will fail. If you know Kambwili is a wrong person leave him. Why pay evil for evil? Do you read the Bible in truth. Yet there are so many called Revs, Pastors. Speak over this evil twapapata.

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  14. Lungu and kapoyongo can stop this violence with one phone call , but they do not as they are behind these acts of violence to protect their stealing and looting….

    Lungu and kapoyongo were also behind the arson attacks that rocked the country to justify 42/42 , people pocketed $20 million and the suspicious fires have stoped…….

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  15. The NDC, firing weapons are just as criminal as the PF group. We must be more tolerant of our democratic system and it’s winners and losers.

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  16. The politics of Hon. CK are equally primitive…not fit for this age. He is a bitter person after being fired from government. I fail to understand the intelligence of an individual whose agenda is simply using a language of provocation. So many things are not right in Zambia today, among them, the high cost of living, numerous taxes being imposed on Zambians, falling health and educational standards, a high rate of unemployment among our youths, reckless spending of gov’t, abuse of human rights and many more. The opposition can debate these to lobby for our support.

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  17. Observer – It the behaviour of PF cadres which is not fit for this age. Common sense is not common as the saying goes.

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  18. Those saying, they are ignorant about the attack of NDC leaders thier filthy lairs . the PF thugs cant attack some one without being sent by the master, and it is a pity that when such thing happens the president always remains mute . it means every nonsense that this thugs do, it is done for a purpose and it has the blessings of the president .For example, the audio circulating on social media by the Jeerabos saying they were being used to attack the opposition who entered the copper belt, confirms every thing . Guys don’t be used by selfish politicians who don’t send their children to fight but using other poor people’s children ,whilst their children are in schools abroad . imilandu taibola even after 20 year for as long the witness lives you could be prosecuted . Kampyongo it is…

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  19. . Kampyongo it is you who is doing all these the impress the master for you have both , PF National chair man ,youth and minister of violence , home affairs , the goodness to rich people you are building politicians houses in Heaven where you shall hide . Time is coming .

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  20. Awe’ Sure!!
    Chwii chwi chwi, na pa ma radio station futi??
    These Goon’s will then tell us, & all who car to listen, they are a Democratic Party.
    Plunder Fraternity getting scared, someone else may take over mumpoto!

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  21. At opposition should talk about how they will emprove the economy, job creation, emprove education standards, agriculture the list is endess. The facts gentlemen are that politics is a dirt game for you to win the hearts of voters you should lie and tell the voters sweet talk. Voters never listen to the truth if you are popping the truth they consider you as being boring so people will continue suffering like this until the could change the mentality. Stoning people and destroying their property is not the solution. Accept divergence views these are the terms of democracy. Lets love even our enemies.

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  22. People don’t be so naïve! That savage attack is an arranged action by the NDC itself. I know how desperate politicians operate. I do not think any sane PF member can decide to put the name of the Party in such disrepute. The NDC themselves broke their own cars. The UPND does such things as well. They even killed their own supporter after photographing her in places for their records. Dirty politics at play unfortunately now it is even being done by actual dirty people.

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    • The 4 minibuses and 1 military truck loaded with drunk young cadres waving the PF flag and singing gloatfully after this incident says otherwise.

      Don’t blame others for your own parties shortcomings.

      Drunk young cadres are seen much to often nowadays doing what they are told, driving on the wrong side of the road, endangering other innocent people’s lives and intimidating the opposition.

      Bundu tactics.

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  23. Eric Chanda is just a coward, armed with a pistol in his hands, this f00l couldn’t even protect his own property instead started shooting in the air. Be like your friends who aim straight and don’t miss. You should have shot atleast one PF cadre in legs. Am so disappointed!!!! The police service should just revoke that gun license you have for you don’t know how to shoot.

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  24. Someone needs to put back discipline in PF…. This is an acceptable.. It’s a world of freedom of expression…. What would they have lost if the program was aired.. Please let’s all keep our only Zambia peaceful …excellent reasoning is really required from our leaders

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  25. Sata PF planted seeds of violence, grown up in E C Lungu presidency and now disgruntled followers of violence are emitting it on their fellow PF cadres like hyenas over a carcass.

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  26. Not that I condone disruption of a scheduled programme at a radio station,
    but I question gunshots to scare a mob?
    Is it lawful to carry loaded firearms in Zambia today?

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