UPND cadres accused of torching a car of a councilor who defected to PF

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SUSPECTED Irate UPND cadres last night torched a car belonging to Eucridy Mwiinga who recently defected from UPND to Patriotic Front. Mr Mwiinga who relinquished his position as UPND councillor in Nampundwe has since reported the matter to police expressing not only his disappointment at his former colleagues but is shaken with fear.

The cadres not only torched his auto mobile but also broke into his house and stole his laptop and an undisclosed amount of money.

Mr Mwiinga early last week hopped out of UPND and publicly announced his decision to join Patriotic Front, a decision which has not been received well by UPND members and leadership.

He was received by PF Media Director Sunday Chanda and his Deputy Antonio Mwanza.

Mr Chanda has condemned the gross actions of UPND cadres noting that their intolerance is gravely disgusting.

He said their undemocratic tendencies are taking politics in Zambia backwards.

Mr Chanda sympathized with Mr Mwiinga and called on police to conduct thorough investigations so that the perpetrators are arrested and made an example of to end political intolerance.

Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has condemned attacks by suspected angry UPND cadres last night who torched a vehicle belonging to Councillor Eucridy Mwiinga of Nampundwe who recently defected from UPND to PF.

“Patriotic Front condemns the attacks on Mr. Mwiinga by suspected UPND cadres in Nampundwe last night. Mr. Mwiinga exercised his right to resign from the Opposition UPND to join Patriotic Front and must not be victimised by anyone. These attacks show the levels of desperation by the Opposition UPND and is aimed at sending a message to would-be defectors to PF. We ask all Zambians to condemn this violence and further call on the Opposition UPND leadership to take responsibility by counselling their supporters”, he observed.

The Secretary General has condemned the gross actions of UPND cadres noting that their intolerance is gravely disgusting. He said their undemocratic tendencies are taking politics in Zambia backwards. Mr. Mwila has since called on the Zambia Police to investigate the incident and bring the culprits to book.

Mr Mwiinga who relinquished his position as UPND councillor in Nampundwe has since reported the matter to police expressing not only his disappointment at his former colleagues but is shaken with fear. The cadres not only torched his auto mobile but also broke into his house and stole his laptop and an undisclosed amount of money.

Mr Mwiinga early last week hopped out of UPND and publicly announced his decision to join Patriotic Front a decision which has not been received well by UPND members and leadership.

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    • Linda kasonde, laura miti , chipenzi should utter their voices and condemn this barbaric behavior by these maroons.

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    • Sunday Chanda and the PF have never accepted violence from their cadres in recent times the 5fm incident, levy by junction, incident in Sinda …….so why do they want us to accept that these are indeed UPND caders????? Most likely the UPND will also deny

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    • This is NOT good for democracy, therefore such acts should be condemned to the fullest. By the same token, we condemned PF for castigating and bullying people like Kalaba, who have a different view, than of those “yes bwana ” in PF.
      Therefore the statement that “their undemocratic tendencies are taking politics in Zambia backwards” applies to both PF and UPND, in this regard.
      Zambia will be on fire when ECL is rendered eligible for 2021 and/or if the law is passed to prevent HH from standing in 2021.

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    • Do not believe whatever Sunday Chanda utters. He is paid by PF to tell lies. Did he see people he labelled cadres.

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    • This Mwiinga sounds a gonga. He defected and received by Sunday Chanda and Antonio??? What a worse and low people to deal with. Seriously!¿??
      Even this car fire can be just be a self-scandal advised by abena Sunday. He will get a replacement from where the Chandas get, state house.

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    • This would be very good place contribute and share ideas if everyone came here to share a sense of reason.

      But some people come here merely to behave like those thugs who have burnt someobe’s vehicle merely because he has joined another party.

      Such extremism is sad, just like some religions where family members are killed merely on account of converting to another religion.

      And you think such people can rule the nation democratically? No way.

      This is why they don’t allow any intra-party elections. More than a decade the president does not want to conduct elections riding on the pretext they members love him.

      So you are afraid of elections because members love you? It is like a young man saying I am afraid of launching because the girl loves me; my fear is that she will…

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  1. LT your bias to PF is begining to shine…….why are you not reporting the brutal beating of NDC in eastern province and the UPND haveing their card renewal exercise cancelled in eastern ???

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    • LT is the most unbiased source of news we have at the moment. They have reported negatives on PF just as they have done on your Upnd. They just receive stories and columns which can either please or upset you. Please try to be fair. Afterall it’s not their opinion.

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    • The only sad part is that this councillor was made to believe that after resigning he will immediately recontest on the pf ticket, it has just dawned on him that, constitutionally that won’t be possible, he has to wait for the life of the current parliament to come to an end.

      He should have bargained for a post in pf before resigning, like what antonyo did.

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    • I won’t argue because you’ve already taken a stand, but just a simple reminder….most of the columns are anti government unless that’s all you want to see all the time, there’s no need to accuse LT of bias. In any case you have a choice of what you want to read. For instance I don’t visit the Zambian watchdog, the Times of Zambia, The Mast or the Daily Nation.

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    • Bemba man unfortunately all politicians seem not to able to harness them. Late Mwanawasa tried to get rid of them. …he got rid DCs like Mutisa etc because they were just cadres. Just a few months later reappointed them. It’s the way our set up is. When we’re children the Unip cadres used to round us every Sunday, take us to some place and start addressing us with nothings. If you resisted they enter your house and throw things like relish on the ground to teach you a lesson.

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    • @It’s part of the political evolution. Watch the movie “Gangs of New York” and you will see where USA was at one point. Very similar to Zambia today. As a country develops and education and literacy sets in, such things disappear naturally.

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  2. PF is the only party known to light fires, just so as to implicate their opponents in the crime. It is the culprit!

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  3. Arrest the culprits before calling them UPND cadres. Why not just say suspected peoplè before youb have evidence of who did it. PF is known of using these kind of methods. Remember city market.

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    • You are right Kamwendo, let them have proof that is was UPND cadres. Before the week ends we will see this turncoat Councillor driving a brand new car. We have had too many incidents blamed on the UPND but we know the game now.

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  4. Why is PF so in love with fire, burning things down? Does the “F” in PF mean fire? If so, what does the “P” stand for?

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    • Here below, a list of possible answers:
      A. PF = Packaged Fire
      B. PF = Petrol Fire
      C. PF = Police Fire
      D. PF = All the above.

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  5. THESE PEOPLE HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS… VIOLENT IS THEIR NATURE…JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO OUR CHIEF WAS A VICTIM OF THESE FIRES…. AMALABISHI

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    • I’ve never heard HH condemn violence attributed to his party (don’t misunderstand me. . I’m not pointing fingers at anyone on the current issue ). Even chiefs in Namwala have explained how the post elections came about. …it’s that people who were overconfident were the ones that perpetrated the violence. Simple to know who this is.

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  6. Its so sad this time and age, here in Europe you can easily change to any party of your choice no qualms. Africa, mother Africa so cursed unbelievable.

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  7. Ati Pilato receiving death threats???? This is pure, unadulterated upnd VIOLENCE at its best!!!! Basop musankwa!!!!!!!!!

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  8. ONLY A TONGA MUST LEAD UPND says Sejani. This is what UPND is known for, remember the infamous mapatizya formula, Namwala ethnic cleansing, the burning down of the palace of the chief to just name a few crimes perpetrated by the TONGAS and their tribal grouping UPND. This party qualifies to be listed a terrorist group because of its atrocities against humanity. Apart from their stinking tribal tug the party is heavily rooted in violence. Some of us are not shocked because this tribal grouping is led by the ARMMEGEDDONIST HH, who delights in violence and bloodshed. If this party can behave like this while in opposition what more if they are voted into power(GOD FORBID)? UPND have trained, developed, gloomed and nurtured a dictator in HH.

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    • I would not put this past as a PF operation….remember the bwengwa kidnapping lies or GBM training UPND comandos to use golf clubs to take on ZDFs or the alleged touching of the VPs house , all lies ….

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  9. Very sad indeed. The UPND are sending a wrong message to those that want to associate with a political group that attracts them. If all parties behave like that it means UPND shall never rule as their numbers are low and no one shall join or leave them. I would like to remind HH that New York is not the only city with sky scrapers. People should be able to choose which party to belong to based on the agenda of that party. Am suspecting that laptop contained some ideas not suitable for public consumption.

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  10. Thats the strategy of UPND … they dont want their fellow Tongas to defect to other parties… what a useless thinking. Let people freely choose which party they want to belong.

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    • It’s totally irresponsible to identify oneself as PF in that land. I feel for those who think HH will respect them if he became president. I can a person who is heartless, whenever I look at his face.

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  11. I would not put this past as a PF operation….remember the bwengwa kidnapping lies or GBM training UPND comandos to use golf clubs to take on ZDFs or the mysterious market fires to justify 42/42 or the alleged touching of the VPs house , all lies ….

     

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  12. This is the only time you will hear ECL condemning violence and promising to take punitive measures because the opposition has been accused. Let it come from PF the man will be damn tonged. What a president.

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  13. This would be very good place contribute and share ideas if everyone came here to share a sense of reason.

    But some people come here merely to behave like those thugs who have burnt someobe’s vehicle merely because he has joined another party.

    Such extremism is sad, just like some religions where family members are killed merely on account of converting to another religion.

    And you think such people can rule the nation democratically? No way.

    This is why they don’t allow any intra-party elections. More than a decade the president does not want to conduct elections riding on the pretext they members love him.

    So you are afraid of elections because members love you? It is like a young man saying I am afraid of launching because the girl loves me.

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  14. Upnd under h.h is totally misguided, of course it will die a natural death very soon but not before they practice on themselves what they know best, torching. I foresee a situation when h.h will be mistaken for a PF cadre and torched to ashes.

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  15. anyway EVEN the names suggest he can be a VICTIM of such action. HE must be entered in the ginis world book of record to defect from the sweet UPND to PF and he is a TONGA

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  16. Let police investigate and arrest the culprits. Sunday Chanda and the Counsellor can help with the investigations. We have been on this route before. Is’t the same City Market strategy Mr. Sunday Chanda? How many more things will burn Mr. Chanda?
    Create confusion and come back to sort it out and look like a hero. The irony about this is that it has a negative effect on progress. You become static. Burn and Replace = Zero progress. You win sympathies only before people realise what you are doing.

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  17. When in some parts of Southern province, dare not say anything against UPND and Hichilema. You can easily die, that’s how degenerate they’ve become. If you are a Bemba you’re not safe. That’s how UPND has polluted the area.

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  18. One of the reasons for cadrism is that population growth has greatly outstripped job creation. Let’s not fo0l ourselves that whoever becomes president will just shake of this group of misfits. All those who support a political party expect something from that party. Since there just that number of ministerial, D.C.etc positions some supporters will have to be a bit innovative….use the party that you helped come into government by any means…run bus stops, take over markets. It’s something that we need some psychologist to study and recommend ways of reversing the trend.

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  19. Yesterday it was chief burnt for working with PF government; today it’s Counselors’ vehicle brunt to ashes for defecting to PF. It seems UPND is highly flammable.

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