Opposition APC President Nason Msoni
Opposition APC President Nason Msoni

All Peoples Congress Party President Nason Msoni says it is the duty of political leaders in individual parties to ensure that cadres do not commit crimes in their names.

In a statement issued to the media, the APC leader said he believes that violence does not resolve anything hence the need for leaders to stop protecting cadres who commit crimes in their names.

Msoni noted that it is only by ensuring that those who abrogate the laws of the land face the wreath of the law which will curtail the vice in the politics of the country.

“It is my lifetime conviction and belief that violence does not resolve matters but rather it aggravates it even further.

“Perpetrators of violence should never be protected or shielded from prosecution as that is the only way to ensure that would be offenders are curtailed from engaging in the vice.

“As a President of a Political Party I believe that individuals should not commit crimes in the name of either the President or a an institution hence my promise is that no one will use my name or the name of the political outfit to commit heinous crimes against Zambians,” he said.

He added that those given the responsibility to lead should use the positions to protect citizens from being maimed.

“No cadre should be allowed or encouraged to maim citizens for political expediency or to intimidate or to cause to be lawless using the veil of our political outfit.

“Those given an opportunity to lead, whether in power or opposition I believe, should use the latitude of their offices or/and positions to end the willful reckless proliferation of all offensive weapons,” he said.

He further noted that one’s political ambitions should never be recklessly sustained and defined by a trail of blood of innocent citizens.

“As a seasoned Democrat, I believe that it is our duty to ensure that all fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the Republican constitution are guaranteed and that one’s political ambition should never be recklessly sustained and defined by a trail of blood of innocent citizens.

“Finally, as leaders we should all pledge to make Zambia a safe place and country for all our citizens and I for one can promise to strictly uphold the rule of law when I am given the chance by Zambians to rule,” he said.

Msoni’s statement comes in the wake of UPND cadres’ attack on the EEP president Chilufya Tayali at the court on Wednesday.

Tayali was appearing in the Lusaka magistrates court to answer to a complaint of defamation against UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to which he has pleaded not guilty.

Despite being under the protection of the police as he was being ushered into the Court room, cadres outnumbered the police and pounced on him in full view of Mr Hichilema, the party Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, UPND Members of Parliament, Senior party members among others causing unnecessary tension at the courts.

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16 COMMENTS

    • Msoni where are your cadres?
      Where were Tayali’s cadres?
      I also need protection from my leader Miyanda, even though am the only cadre.

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    • @Nostradamus,
      What are still doing on Lusaka times? , me am already at the funeral home of elder cousin Ben kangwa, so far am the only lozi here, you know am not a tribalist like our ex-drinking mate lungu….. Any way information on the ground is that lungu na bena kaizer, lusambo,etc, are coming in the night,,,,, please please nostra napapata, don’t slap lusambo again, I know he irrates you, but ba Ben was a respectable man

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  1. AG Report is out and LT has put up so many headlines to move it away from the top with these useless articles

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    • When did you ever see the most violent H-organisation order its tribal hooligans and bullies to stop violence? An unqualified leader and CHILDISH cannot do that because he is UNDER FIVE and knows not what leadership entails. He has no clue except wanting to be President at all cost! No wonder he is a LOSER.

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  2. Some political party leaders especially in the class of Tayali, the best i can do is to reserve my comment. Pass!

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  3. While GBM was away sanity started returning to upendi

    Combination of hh and gbm is nauseating

    Gbm is ruthless illiterate who wants to be president of Zambia by default

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  4. Just in case his friend wins he will bring back his business . Thse guys will steal the who country nothing compared to PF

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  5. I am not justifying UPND cadres’ actions, but PF cadres have behaved violently on more that a million times yet this f00l has always kept quiet every time. How come he has now suddenly found wisdom and realised that violence is not good? Its now “wako ni wako” in everything.

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  6. Msoni tamwishiba cadre. A good example is William Banda who started his “career ” with Unip. He now owns Toyota Pradoes, houses and two wives courtesy of being a cadre.

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  7. “All Peoples Congress Party President Nason Msoni says it is the duty of political leaders in individual parties to ensure that cadres do not commit crimes in their names.”
    That will only happen when T. Hacks leaves the political scene. With all these prayers that will happen sooner rather later….

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