Home Affairs Minister  conducting an assessment on the extent of the damage on goods and property resulting from an attack on marketeers and residents
Home Affairs Minister conducting an assessment on the extent of the damage on goods and property resulting from an attack on marketeers and residents

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has warned opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to refrain from using political violence to seek sympathy from the international community but to do so within the confines of the law.

And Hon. Kampyongo has further warned that Police will not tolerate any person, group or organisation behind the ongoing lawlessness in Sesheke regardless of their political affiliation.

Sesheke residents were yesterday brutally attacked by the UPND following their resolve not to be identified with the opposition political party at the time Mr Hichilema and his entourage passed through the central business district.

“Yesterday, Police advised him (Hakainde Hichilema) that President Lungu will be in town and that the Head of State and the PF will be holding public rallies but he went ahead to dare the Police” says the Minister adding that “As though that is not enough, he goes out to tell lies to the world that his life was under threat. If he is seeking for sympathy from the international community, he will certainly have to do that within the confines of the law.”

The Minister was speaking after conducting an assessment on the extent of the damage on goods and property resulting from an attack on marketeers and residents by UPND cadres.

Hon. Kampyongo who is also the ruling PF’s Chairperson for Youths and Security has reminded the UPND that Zambia has only one Head of State who is President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

“If Hichilema opts to continue misconducting himself in the manner he is doing, the law will visit him,” says Hon. Kampyongo.

The Home Affairs Minister has urged the Police to ensure that peace returns to Sesheke in the remaining days and the post election period.

“My appeal to you the Police is that you keep vigil of any unruly behaviors and protect innocent citizens in homes and those doing business,” he said.

Meanwhile the Western Province Police Command has assured government that police officers will work tirelessly to ensure calm is restored before, during and after elections.

A district conflict management committee comprising all political parties and the police had given each political party days to campaign and that the opposition UPND leader decided to campaign on days that had been allocated to the ruling PF in order to cause chaos and cry wolf to Zambia and the international community.

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  1. TAKE ACTION – REPORT THESE ZANU PF STYLE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
    You can—and should—report human rights abuses. Even if they are not prosecuted, publicity or the prospect of an investigation can have a restraining effect on the perpetrators.
    List the specific Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that have been violated.
    State the facts, as far as possible in chronological order.
    Include the date, time and place of the incident(s); name and position of the perpetrator(s); place of detention if applicable; names and addresses of any witnesses and any other important details.
    Organizations to report to:
    Amnesty International
    Human Rights Action Center
    Human Rights Watch
    Children’s Defense Fund
    Other organizations eg ICC, EU, USA, UK govts

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    • Who would believe you?
      Withdraw the Police and see how peaceful Sesheke is.
      How come the supposedly ruling party victims of political violence in Sesheke dont understand a word of Lozi? Imported? Explain that.

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    • Edgar is Commander in Chief and his police are useless. They obey orders from cadres. The political violence starts and stops with Edgar!!

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    • Sesheke PF violence coordinator calls for reinforcements
      4 February 2019
      In this audio, PF violence coordinator in the Sesheke parliamentary by election only identified as Mwanza is heard calling for 70 + 70 reinforcement from Kanyama and Lusaka’ Intercity bus station.
      Mwanza is calling for more funding and thugs to go and beat up Sesheke residents whom he refers to as ‘ba fontinyu’ (uncivilized, dirty and dull people). See video on zambiawatchdog

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    • Why brandishing the AK-47s to disperse unarmed protesters? From the photo, anyone can see who is the violent one.

      Nowadays everyone has a smartphone and Police violence in Sesheke (gunshots, teargas, beatings) was recorded and videos were posted all over social media.
      Abena Kampyongo, one day you’ll also be in opposition. Nothing is forever on this earth. Treat others like you would like to be treated.

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    • HH was wrong on that day. Give Be Edgar space.
      He should have gone to Victoria Falls and relax, it was not necessary for him to go hide in Sesheke bush.
      If you watch video of Cornerius, it is making sense that they went far out from Sesheke center so that Be Edgar can have his rally.
      But why not just take day off UPND? You see how Kapyongo employees behave, they went to tear gas villagers, come on guys, tear gas in village??? Those are for university students!

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    • Everybody knows HH is the aggressor. He goes out of his way to antagonize the president but thank God President Lungu ignores this 2 year olds antics.
      The international community already knows how HH behaves and operates and they have largely ignored him. This is why we keep telling UPND sheeples that all political deaths involving UPND cadres where orchestrated by HH and his security wings. This man will not rest until blood is spilled on Zambian soil. His $atanic face and demeanor says it all.

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    • Kapyongo should be fired. He is the most violent OF gang member.

      In 2014 him and his thugs wanted to down the helicopter.

      Now that their brutality has been exposed Kapyongo wants to make it seem as if it’s UPND s fault.

      Video evidence and pictures are every where showing poor villagers being forced to out of their homes to attend Lungu s rally against their will.

      PF ni back chimbwi no plan.

      Kapyongo acted against the law to ban UPND from campaigning in Sesheke during Lungu s visit.

      I will be releasing video if all the incidents to shame Kapyongo.

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    • Kalulushi mayor threatens to reveal what happened to HH’s 2016 votes

      By Oliver Chisenga on February 10,2919

      KALULUSHI Mayor Rashida Mulenga has threatened to reveal what transpired in the 2016 elections that saw Hakainde Hichilema’s marked ballot papers buried in a graveyard.
      In a-54-seconds recording, Mulenga warned that she would go to State House and divulge the PF party secrets to the nation on what had been happening in Kalulushi, among them the burying of ballot papers during the 2016 elections.
      In what seemed to be a friendship gone sour between Kalulushi member of parliament Kampamba Mulenga Chewe and herself, Rashida warned that she was not a woman to push around and underrate.
      It is alleged that Rashida stole and converted a Kalulushi Council compactor, which she later…

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    • The compactor was found at her house after it was reported missing.
      “Mwalantamba lelo pa State House palya pene…ndeya namakasa apo ba Sata abali abakali nalingile, mwalantamba mpaka ba President balyumfwe ili ilyashi (you will watch me today, I will go to State House on foot. If when [president Michael] Sata who was fierce I entered State House, watch me, I will go until the Presidency hears this story),” Rashida screamed in a recording posted on a PF blog.
      “Ili lyashi balishibe nangu ama minister abaku ntashi balalishiba ilyashi lichitika kuno ku Kalulushi, balelishiba. Nefyama ballot papers yonse yalya ayashikilwe ku manda lelo filesokoloka balefishiba, pantu ifwe tuchitafye twaumfwa ilyashi twanyantilila. Balya ama body guard Kampamba ninshi baileibila so ewabatumine ati kebeni elo…

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    • elo muye mupele Rashida (This matter will be known even by senior ministers of what happens here in Kalulushi. Even the issue of ballot papers that were buried at the graveyard will be known. Why were Kampamba’s bodyguards stealing? So she is the one that sent them to steal with instructions that go and give Rashida).”
      Rashida warned that she was not a person to play with.
      She told her fellow PF members that they would not manage to do to her what they did to Mutale, as they would all die on their way.
      Rashida called her compatriots dogs and monkeys.
      “Elo nshilefwaya umuntu uuli onse alentuminapo phone…ba kolwe nga mwaumfwa nalanda pa blog elo mwayamba ukuntumina phone mwe mbwa shabantu umo tulepusana nankwe mwembwa imwe. Nshilefwaya iwe Zimba ukuntuminapo phone nga waumfwa nalanda pa…

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    • …ba kolwe nga mwaumfwa nalanda pa blog elo mwayamba ukuntumina phone mwe mbwa shabantu umo tulepusana nankwe mwembwa imwe. Nshilefwaya iwe Zimba ukuntuminapo phone nga waumfwa nalanda pa blog, careful naime. Leka nkwebe ndimwana wa mukali tamwaishiba noko nafuma ine, nga mulefwaya mukanchite ifyo mwachitile Mutale tukafwila munshila (I don’t want anyone to phone me, you monkeys. You hear me speak on the blog then you start calling me, you dogs don’t call me. We shall cross paths if you call me, and you Zimba never call me, careful. You don’t know where I come from, I am a child of the feared, if you want you can do what you did to Mutale but we shall all die on the way),” Rashida screamed in anger.
      In 2017, there was a revelation that Hichilema won handsomely with a large margin in…

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    • In 2017, there was a revelation that Hichilema won handsomely with a large margin in Kalulushi Constituency but some people raised the polling station and grabbed the ballot papers, which were buried at Kalulushi Cemetery.

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    • Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says police fired live ammunition at him and his supporters in Sesheke today.
      The incident happened during a political rally in the southwest of the country.
      Mr Hichilema’s Spokesman Brian Mwiinga also confirmed the incident in an interview.
      “Our lives are in danger as Police and PF cadres are discharging live ammunition at us and our people. We appeal to the Nation to remain calm but steadfast for any eventualities to come,” Mr Hichilema posted on his Facebook page.
      And Mr Mwiinga said Mr Hichilema wasn’t hurt in the incident.
      “It was shocking, the police just came from nowhere and began discharging live ammunition,” Mr. Mwiinga said.
      “Hichilema’s life is in danger,” he said.

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    • Continue
      Western Province Police Commissioner Charles Lungu was unaware of the incident.
      Meanwhile, UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango has complained that the ugly PF violence under President Edgar Lungu’s leadership has once again been experienced in the usually peaceful Sesheke Constituency, in Western Province.
      Commenting on the teargasing which happened today in Sesheke, Mrs. Nalumango says from the happenings on the ground, there is no doubt this was yet another assassination attempt at the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema who the PF have been hunting for sometime now.
      Mrs. Nalumango says reports so far indicate that the PF thugs, some wearing police uniforms are still hunting for the UPND President, whose whereabouts and safety are unknown.

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    • Continue
      She said even more importantly, UPND is receiving disturbing news of several of its people being seriously injured after being brutalised and shot by hired PF thugs from various parts of the country.
      She has since urged UPND members to remain calm as as the party leadership establish the exact situation regarding Mr. Hichilema, party officials and several other people who are still being hunted by heavily armed hired PF thugs in Sesheke District.

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  2. Kampyongo is not different from a witch which kills in the night and be the first to come in the morning to offer consolation. He brings PF police and his friends from Katondo street he used to trade with before becoming luck and be given a too big Ministry he now wants to appear like an angel of light. Why bees spared this kaponya minister?

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    • Let’s bring and end to this violence, let’s petition the following;
      Amnesty International
      Amnesty International UK
      Human Rights Action Centre
      17-25 New Inn Yard
      London
      EC2A 3EA

      Human Rights Action Center
      451 First Street, SE 
      Washington, D.C., 20003
      USA

      Human Rights Watch
      Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
      New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
      Tel: +1-212-290-4700
      Fax: +1-212-736-1300
      Contact New York Office

      International Court of Justice
      Carnegieplein 2 2517 KJ The Hague, Netherlands

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    • Continued …
      USA – United States President

      Speaker – Nancy Pelosi
      Washington, DC Office
      1236 Longworth H.O.B.
      Washington, DC 20515
      phone: (202) 225-4965
      hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

      United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs
      423 Dirksen Senate Office Building · Washington, DC 20510-6225 ·  (202) 224-4651  

      UK Prime Minister
      TEL: 020 7219 5206
      House of Commons
      London
      SW1A 0AA

      Foreign Affairs Committee
      Committee Office
      House of Commons
      London
      SW1A 0AA
      Telephone: 020 7219 6105i

      Commonwealth Secretary General
      Marlborough House
      Pall Mall
      London SW1Y 5HX
      United Kingdom
      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7747 6500
      Fax: +44 (0) 20 7930 0827

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  3. Are we now going to have policemen wearing bandanas around their heads like some kind of rebel militia somewhere in west Africa.They now even gear up in bullet-proof vests and handguns around their knees when dealing with unarmed Zambians.And we wonder why our police service have aquired a mentality that they can kill when they feel like it.No doubt they are even on weed when they behave like that.Human Rights Commission missed that in their report.

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    • Indeed our Police has changed their look. They are more like a fighting militia outfit than an orderly riot control service.

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    • @care

      Your stup1dity will kill you. UPND followed ECZ s campaign schedule which deliberately allowed all parties to be in Sesheke at the time but in different areas. Which is what UPND followed.

      When people were moving away from where PF Lungu rally was to where HH was that’s when stup1d Kapyongo decided to send his militia to go and shoot at HH

      PF is the most violent party and the sooner UPND realises and take them on the better.

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  4. Mwebantu. HH is not a factor in Zambian politics to warrant being assassinated. He is just another small political figure who does not worry anybody. Please Upnd stop alarming the masses with such ugly statements. There have been no history of political assassinations in Zambia. What is so special with a person who had been losing elections in the country for several times. Which policeman can sink so low to shoot an innocent and genuine nonentity like HH. Personally, I don’t find any reason why the Government can kill HH. For what and kill HH in Sesheke constituency for all the constituencies? Upnd knows this so well that no-one can kill HH but want to seek public sympathy so that they can use that to win the elections in Sesheke. It doesn’t work that way. This type of propaganda…

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    • Iwe chimbwi then why is Kapyongo afraid. Why we’re people in Sesheke being hounded out of their homes to attend Lungu s rally?

      Your are just in denial you f00l. If HH was not a factor then why is Lungu abusing POA and limiting HH s interaction with the people?

      Lungu knows he is unpopular that’s why is using thugs in uniform to intimidate the opposition.

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  5. Which constitutional law says when the President is campaigning in a certain area, the other political parties are not allowed to do so?
    The Police should be there to protect and serve the Zambian people regardless, and not to harass them, using such lame excuses.

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  6. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This misuse of power will one day come back to haunt you PF. Remember Shikapwasha and his group? You have turned state police into a PF wing and you think you can do all you want with impunity. laws should be applied equally, don’t abuse it for personal gain. time changes and it changes faster that you think.

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  7. A district conflict management committee comprising all political parties and the police had given each political party days to campaign and that the opposition UPND leader decided to campaign on days that had been allocated to the ruling PF in order to cause chaos and cry wolf to Zambia and the international community.

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  8. The worst thing that ever happened in Zambian plural politics is to have a self, unmannered and un electable leader in the opposition. His father’s vision was to have a political party that was not tribal but he opted to swing the party into a tribal direction. PF may not be angels but the majority of Zambians know the tribal and violent political party in Zambia. The party , UPND itself is ok it just has a none wining candidate whose only power is violence. HH is dangerously desperate for state house at any cost.

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  9. UPND has seen what PF is doing and that is a sign for 2021, it now time for UPND to prepare for all eventualities because being cry babies will not help, sometimes it is better to give opponents a dose of their own medication to bring their senses to work in harmony with reality

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  10. LT this blatant PF propaganda you are pedalling …….the UPND did not attack any residents , on the contrary, UPND have video footage of PF and police attacks on civilians…..even international media houses are showing that PF police brutality…

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  11. UPND media, pleas train more of your supporters and activists on the use of phones to capture video footage…..

    video footage speaks volumes.

    Even now the Zambian embassy in London can not sue the Sunday Times because the Sunday Times have video footage of the police brutality….

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  12. “Iwill die for mother zambia”says hh,and yet at a single sound of a gun shot,he runs into the bush busy asking his aide bainka ba police! and the aide whispers no sir,dont worry we are intakiti(intact).Honestly,can police fail to kill him if they want to.He is a chimbwi no plan,no msg in his campaigns.

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  13. For how long is HH going to keep crying?
    Every time asking international community for help? Do these people have time for Africa? Upnd its time you
    Decide way forward as Ruling parties
    Will continue playing these games.

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  14. I, WISH SATA WAS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AND C WHAT IS HAPPENING I SWEAR AND GOD IS MY WITHNESS HE WOULD NOT SPARE THEM. THOSE PEOPLE WHO DIDNOT MEAN WELL TO SATA HE CHASED THEM LIKE DOGS-DAVIES MWILA ETC. THEY KNOW THEMSELVES. BUT JEHOVAH IN HEAVEN SEES AND HE WILL EXPOSE THEM TO THE POINT THAT ALL THOSE ECL WORSHIPPERS WILL HATE HIM WITH A PASSION AND WOULD EVEN WANT TO STONE THEM. GOD DOES NOT SLEEP NOR SLABER. IF GOD SLEEPS OR SLABER THEY WILL GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING BUT IF HE LIVETH THERE PAYBACK TIME WILL BE SAD. HOW DO YOU REFUSE WHEN THE CATRIDGE OF THE BULLETS WAS SHOWN ON MUVI AND OTHER MEDIA. THESE PEOPLE THINK WE ARE DULL. ZAMBIANS ARE GOOD AT WATCHING AND WHEN THEY ACT U COME TO LIVE TO REGRET. GOD BE WITH ZAMBIA.

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  15. I miss Dr.Kenneth Kaunda and FTJ Chiluba because under these two firm former presidents,Kainde could have been history by now.HH conducts himself as a Zambian president in 3 bantustan provinces.Kainde has told everyone in those areas that he won 2016 elections and those tribal creatures have believed that lie-hence daring the police in such a manner.HH cannot behave like that in 6.5 provinces where he has been losing elections since 2006.Govnt is to blame for treating wounded HH with kid’s cloves!!!HH MUST BE TAUGHT THAT ZAMBIA CAN ONLY HAVE ONE PRESIDENT PER 5 YEARS AND THAT THE REST OF US SHOULD RESPECT THAT FACT!!!HH does not respect our laws.How many poor Zambians have been injured or killed ever since HH joined politics in 2006?In a civilised democracy which we hoped for in 1991,HH…

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  16. Warning? Naiwe Hon Kampyongo, warning sure? The correct procedure when dealing with unrepetant individuals is:
    1. Arrest the culprit, preferably on friday evening
    2. Lock him in a police cell (readily available at site in Sesheke)
    3. Keep him within the days allowed by law including weekends
    3. Warn them just before the allowable detention expires,
    Or after the President leaves site
    4. Release them
    5. No further action required, but repeat procedure as often as required until the culprit learns his lessons well.

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  17. Contd….
    Okay, we understand Hon Kampyongo may not wish to disturb the electoral atmosphere with high profile arrests (which is probably what the trib.al is looking to for his cheap publicity), but the procedure can be administered as soon as elections are over. Just call out the trib.al to attend police and count steps as above.

    If police do this monthly until August 2021, you can do 29 procedures. That’s enough time for even a hardcore trib.al to learn his lessons. That may give running mate GBV a chance to act as pResident once in a while.

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  18. Never mind tge international community, they understand our trib.al problem. Maybe Maimane, but he is fed up with trib.als too, especially he is married a whiye lady and they know no trib.al culture in RSA.

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  19. PF is not the first party in this Country we had UNIP where is UNIP now, we had MMD where is them , pf you will never rule this Nation forever time will come soon or later, mark my word. By the way what have u done in your Village Constituency Shiwa’ngandu , nothing nothing,

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  20. Am sure Hon Chitalu Chilufya is the only Man who can save this Nation,he is wiser enough to rule this Nation

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  21. The government of the Republic of Zambia should act without fear within its boundaries. It might be a good idea to review diplomatic relationships with international countries that think Zambia is their colony.

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  22. The problem we have in Zambia is HH presidential fantasy. He has kept UPND in opposition for too long because of his childish behavior of confrontations. He portray himself as Republican president and forget that he has to behave well in the eyes of an ordinary Zambian in order to get a vote from them. Even international communities do laugh at HH obsession with presidency and they no longer listen to his usual cry antics. Nga ni FTJ nga alibakanda kale ba HH.

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