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UPND Leadership told to condemn their cadres for attacking YALI advisor

General News UPND Leadership told to condemn their cadres for attacking YALI advisor

YALI Advisor Isaac Mwanza
YALI Advisor Isaac Mwanza
The Patriotic Front (PF) has condemned attacks by the United Party for National Development (UPND) on the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) governance advisor Isaac Mwanza.

PF media director Sunday Chanda said that attacks by the UPND cadres must be condemned by all well meaning Zambians.

Mr. Chanda said that YALI has every right to hold any view and none of their members should be victimized by anyone, including the UPND.

He said that YALI, like other civil society groups, does not owe any political party any duty to represent any particular view in a manner that one or more political parties find acceptable.

Mr. Chanda has since called on the UPND leadership to condemn the attack perpetrated by their cadres against Mr. Mwanza.

He has further demanded that UPND assures YALI’s officials safety otherwise they should take responsibility should anything happen to anyone of them.

Mr Chanda said that Patriotic Front is determined to lead by example in terms of tolerance and co-existence and build on the gains of ‘One Zambia, One Nation’.

This Week, Suspected UPND cadres attacked Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza shortly after coming out from a live programme on Radio Phoenix in Lusaka.

About three UPND cadres were waiting for Mr. Mwanza outside the studios and one cadre held him in his shirt and asked him to warn YALI President Andrew Nthewewe that they are watching how they criticize UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

And Mr. Nthewewe said that that his organization will not be intimidated as it continues to offer checks and balances on both the ruling and opposition political parties.

Mr. Nthewewe said that the UPND should be bold and avoid such kind of intimidation on stakeholders who are merely doing their work.

He says he is not moved with the attack on his Governance Advisor because they have faced such threats before even from government officials.

24 COMMENTS

    • For you to accept responsibility is not on. You only know how to insult others. If upnd and hh continue on this self-defeating path, they will never gain but lose any support if any from the areas that are not their strongholds. 2021 will then be the final nail in their coffin. This is a party that never learns from past events. What a shame!!!! Now you may insult me with all you have!!!

    • “PF media director Sunday Chanda said that attacks by the UPND cadres must be condemned by all well meaning Zambians.”

      Abasungu ati , look who is talking , you have no shame Chanda.

  1. @spaka like lilo:so you call this lies because it concerns your tonga party upnd?this is how useless you guys in upnd are because you support everything done in the name of a tonga god HH-what a useless party!!
    For your own data,both PF and upnd have violent cadres whom all well meaning Zambians must blame!!thats why i say,its better to maintain the devil (PF) we know in power than the angel (upnd) we dont know.for dull upnd cadres,their party is never wrong!!what kind of thinking is this?
    BE REAL BO SPAKA AND CALL A SPADE,A SPADE!!
    NJIMBU BB 2017!!

    • Hahaha ati Tonga Party, there goes the bemba tribalists.They don’t see amanon’go or amashinsha on their dirty faces but always pointing at others.Tell me the composition of the current govt.Permanent secretaries, CEOs of parastatal companies.If you can come up with at least 5% in total for Tongas, Lozis, Kaondes, and others, I will apologize to you.
      How short is your memory?Balimufwemba fye nokumutinya fye ati nomba ni crisis pa Zed.How many time have pf cadres maimed or killed innocent UPND cadres?Who has been arrested or persecuted?What happened to the incident where pf cadres invaded the Ndola airport to stop the plane carrying Smapa from landing?

  2. Violence breeds violence, Mr Chanda. Way forward? Disband your cadre force first and allow security community to operate professionally

    • What are you talking about?The security community is infiltrated by pf cadres and these same caders have committed atrocities in the past and they continue to do so with impunity.There is a notorious cadre by the name of Max who is a law to himself and no one dares to touch him.There is just break down of law and order.Even the president himself has been breaking the constitution and the courts are fully behind him.Zambia is a failed state period

    • @3,just as wrote on the blog , here is a cut/paste from the story from the Zambian Observer on the latest on Mukula tree carrying trucks
      ‘PF Youths are known to take matters and the law in their own hands; in the allocation of illegal plots and collection of Market and bus station levies, but this is the first time they have defied both the Police, and the military wing; the Zambia National Service, overpowered them and impounded the trucks.’

  3. What I don’t like is when you advise others yet you fail to advise your own cadres for attacking Tayali.
    All cadres are evil but some cadres are more evil than others!

  4. ITS NOT A SECRET THAT 75% OF US TONGA MASIMPE ARE SDAs and the rest are BIC or SALVATION ARMY… GOING DEEPER, 90% US ARE UPND… WITH THIS BACKGROUND.. I EXPECT UPND MEMBERS TO BE MORE PEACEFUL.. BUT TO THE CONTRARY YABAAA…. INSULTS MUKAMWA. AND SOMETIMES BEHAVES LIKE THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS… ANYWAY, WHO AM I TO JUDGE….!! HAPPY SABBATH!!

  5. It’s ok for the opposition to attack journalists , NGOs etc but it should criminalized if the attack is perpetrated by PF. That’s natural law so don’t complain.

  6. Did this happen?The people involved are suspected to be members of UPND. Chanda prove the identity of the attackers. Was this case reported to the PF Police Force? Why not? Fake News!

  7. This is all lies to dent the image of the UPND because their own youth have being making headlines where violence is concerned. UPND is not a violent party even when provoked they rarely react. It is a lie just like they lied that the UPND was behind the burning of Lusaka city market.

  8. Katana or Satana mind your response the one who mentioned Tonga in the statement did not say he’s Bemba. I won you respect your uneducated mind.

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