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PF Condemns violent incident at 5FM

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Sunday Chanda

PF CONDEMNS 5FM INCIDENT

Lusaka, Zambia, 14th December 2017 – The confrontation that happened at 5 FM where NDC Secretary General Hon Mwenya Musenge’s vehicle was damaged by unknown people has made sad reading for all who believe in the freedom of expression and deepening of the country’s democracy.

We wish to distance the Party from the reported incident. The Party Secretariat was a hive of activity as we received former Matero MP Hon Miles Sampa and others back into the Party and at no point was any member given any directive to cause any form of disturbance anywhere. In this regard, we are calling on the Zambia Police consider the matter with the urgency it deserves.

PF values its working relationship with the media fraternity and the incident at 5 FM is regrettable. As a Party, we always ensure that our members conduct themselves in ways that promote the ideal of a free, thriving and robust media space devoid of intimidation.

PF continues to call for tolerance within the democratic space we have chosen for ourselves as Zambian. Further, we are calling for cessation of politics of character assassination and provocation. We believe that it’s possible to sustain healthy debate void of insults. After 53 years of Independence, Zambia should be characterised by issue-based politics, where different players can disagree on issues affecting the nation without becoming personally disagreeable.

Issued by:

Sunday Chanda
PF Media Director

22 COMMENTS

    • E BUNTU UBU BA CHANDA. WELL PUT. WE DON’T WANT ANARCHY IN THE COUNTRY WHERE ANY ONE WITHIN THE LAWS OF ZAMBIA SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITHOUT FEAR OF ANY REPRESSION.
      I AM PRETTY SURE THE CULPRITS WILL BE VERY EASY TO IDENTIFY AND ARREST SINCE THEY WENT TO COMMIT A CRIME IN AN ESTABLISHMENT (5FM) WITH CAMERAS ALL ROUND ITS PREMISES. THE CHAPS MUST BE PROSECUTED ONCE IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED AND POSSIBLY CONVICTED AND JAILED.

    • Can we see this violent cadres brought before a judge. The Commander in Chief is Edgar Lungu, so let us see if the Police will listen to him and arrest the culprits

    • First ever “distance the Party from the reported incident”, never heard of this from Chanda. Very slick
      The heading says “PF CONDEMNS 5FM INCIDENT”, but nowhere in the letter does Chanda say he condemns the act. The heading should have read PF “distances” itself. To Condemn and to distance have different weights in perception. So LT don’t overstate what PF did not mean to say.
      Chanda would have meant to be serious if he informed us that PF knows who those cadres were and have been reported to the police. He should have emphasized their being punished to avoid such incidents happening again in future. That strong warning is missing, hence I don’t think he condemned this act.

  1. Chwi chwi chwi chwi
    Asuma kaswe nomba aleputilila
    Ati we wish to distance ourselves ,their goes the parot they just dont accept anything.
    Denial yalamikatisha pakalibah.

  2. It is their thugs with full encouragement from lungu and kapoyongo who are committing these acts of violence……

    Even the arson attacks rocking the country were PF operations to justify 42/42 some people pocketed $20 million and the fires have stoped, pf thugs you will when your time comes….

    • @spaka chikopo: And how are you going to prove that if the perpetrators of the act were scared off by the gunshots?? Instead of catching one of them and taking him to police?? PF has cleaned its hands of that incident. At the moment, no one can even dispute that it was stage managed by Kambwili and Musenge or even upnd!!!!

    • @kanyenye: IH is spot on.You can’t rule that out because no one was apprehended to prove his motive. It can be anyone, upnd included!!! Kambwili is so desperate, he is capable of anything with the law closing in on him.

    • Iwe @Citizenyoko,
      Today on you are on duty ka. And your KPI is that each of your contributions must contain the word “UPND”, without it you are not paid.
      Yes, it could be anyone else, but first look into your cadre to be sure that they were not involved before you start attacking other parties. This is NDC Vs PF, why are you bringing in UPND? Your boss Chanda did not say “no PF cadres were involved”, he said, PF “distances itself”. Which simply means, yes it was PF cadres, but not with directives from party leaders. That is what your boss said.
      So for you to start coming up with conspiracy suggestions is simply absurd and shallow minded.

  3. Sunday Chanda is a big fool just like his fellow fools who went to attack innocent people. He speaks on behalf of president LUngu and they have distanced themselves because they think all Zambian have no reasoning. Chanda Koswe mu mpoto stop it!

  4. It must not end at condemning. We want to see legal action taken against those thugs, that’s when we will start trusting the PF again and we will give you resounding victory come 2021

  5. I can see this deteriorating in mayhem in 2020/2021 as the other groups will not seat back and see the pf intimidate them but they will fight back with their petals of blood as there is no easy walk to freedom.The pf will be fighting by all means to remain in power and the opposition will be fighting with all their heart and soul to get rid of pf from power so in the name of protecting votes there will be bloodshed. So Mr president be responsible enough and let kampyongo,Sunday chanda,the SG,Kennedy kamba,frank Bwalya to tame their tongues. And our social media politicians also to tone down and learn from Kenya elections of 2012.

  6. How silly can anyone ever believe that the PF were not involved in damaging Mwenya Musrnge’s vehicle? It would be silly and naive to believe any rubbish Sunday Chanda is saying.

    We all know that the PF were fully responsible for the damaged vehicle when directed or not. In fact its clear that PF at times does direct its cadres to cause these unspeakable satanic actions.

    The incidence of milpark memorial, incidences of blocking Mumba , the violence incidences in.Lusaka running up to elections hacking Chishimba etc.

    So PF violent acts just suit you unless you cleverly change. All violent acts including the burning down of City Market still linger in your courts.

    So Ba Sunday spare us silicism and get real. Just curb your hooligan cadres filled with barbaric acts.

    They are…

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