The Broken door of the Guest House where PF cadres were residing. Door damaged and forced open by Zambia Police
The Broken door of the Guest House where PF cadres were residing. Door damaged and forced open by Zambia Police

Fourteen suspected Patriotic Front (PF) cadres have been hospitalised at Yeta District Hospital after being beaten by police in Sesheke district in Western Province.

The 14 carders that sustained bruises and cuts during the scuffle with police, alleged that they were beaten by police, after they took a United Party for National Development (UPND) carder to police, who they found distributing money to voters in Mahondo area.

In an interview with ZANIS from their hospital beds, the cadres said that police followed them to their lodging house at Sesheke Lodge after they fled the police station, for fear of being attacked by UPND carders and molested them.

And Yeta District Hospital Medical Officer in-Charge, Peter Manda has confirmed that he has received 14 brutalised victims. Dr Manda has described the condition of the patients as stable.

And Zambia Police issued the following statement

 

Machetes Confiscated from UPND cadres
Machetes Confiscated from UPND cadres

LUSAKA, 12TH FEBRUARY, 2019 – At about 07 30 hours today 12th February, 2019, there was a confrontation between supporters of the Patriotic Front and UPND in Sesheke.

This was after a suspected UPND supporter was allegedly found with a voter register by some suspected PF cadres who later apprehended him and took him to Sesheke Police Station.

When word went round that a UPND Cadre had been dragged to the Police, a group of UPND supporters went to the Police Station with a view of rescuing their colleague who had been dragged to Police and that was when the two camps, the PF and UPND clashed right at the Police Station and confusion ensued.

Police moved in to disperse the unruly cadres from both UPND and PF and in the process, some PF cadres dashed to Sesheke Council Guest house where they were pursued by Police.

Police command in Western Province has instituted investigations to establish what could have transpired at the Council Guest house between Police and the cadres.

Two suspected UPND cadres have been apprehended and detained for being in possession of offensive weapons (machetes) while six suspected PF cadres sustained injuries and are admitted to Sesheke District Hospital.

ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Meanwhile, two of the 14 victims have since been transferred to Livingstone General Hospital as they are said to be in a bad state.

And when contacted for a comment on the alleged distribution of money Western Province UPND Chairperson, Musangu Njamba described the allegation as false.

Meanwhile, voting in most of the polling stations was characterized by long queues, with people turning up as early as 03:00 hours, to cast their votes.

A check at most of the polling stations found people in long queues, which were temporary disturbed by a heavy down pour, which lasted close to 45 minutes.

At Sesheke Basic Police Station which has a total of 3, 421 voters, close to 1, 500 people had voted by midday.

Returning Officer, Christopher Mulenga said the polling station was opened at exactly 06:00 hours, with over 100 people already lined up.

“The turn -out is overwhelming and people started coming as early as 03:00 hours when we were still sleeping,’’ he said

At Nalisa polling station which has 998 voters, 100 people had voted by 7:45 hours while, at Silolo polling station which is in the outskirt of Sesheke, 82 people of the 839 registered voters had cast their votes by 09:00 hours.

And at Mulimambango Polling station which has 2, 454 voters, about 400 had voted by 11: OO hours.

Meanwhile, most of the shop owners in the town centre and the bordering town of Katima, had closed their shops while, traders equally deserted the markets to go and pick a member of parliament that will look into their welfare.

Sesheke Central has a total of 43 polling stations with a total registered voters of 27, 796.

The Sesheke seat fell vacant after the death of United Party for National Development (UPND) lawmaker, Frank Kufakwanda in November 2018.

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    • I wonder if they will be evacuated to RSA like Brian who sustained a bruised arm after flipping a four wheel drive govt vehicle on a residential road.

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    • @Jay Jay very funny… thats the thing these 1diot cadres are just toilet tissues they can only be used once and after their use they are discarded and of absolute no use any more.

      Sesheske is going to be won by UPND, the way the voters have turned out en masse is a sign that they are angry with the govt and want to send the message to them in the best way possible which is through the ballot.

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    • This is “People power” at work. Kainde’s violent message of “people power” is truly working. I don’t care whether it was policemen dressed as UPND cadres or PF cadres dressed as watermelons. All of them are idi*ots and they don’t have the blessings of our humble party.

      But come 2021 Kaponya (HH) will be on the receiving end of his own violence from “People power”. The fkcur will wish he was never born.

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    • Kainde not even GBM’s arss hole will be safe enough to hide you when your cadres come for your blood. Cheap Under 5, how can you fail elections 7 times and you think your violent cadres won’t lynch you in 2021?

      We should have hung this Kaponya thug at Mukobeko when he committed treason.

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    • Dictators always run to a rat hole when cornered, we saw that with. Gaddafi and Hussein, all those thugs don’t look seshekanese,but they look like intercity and city marketeish thugs.

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    • Kwena balinyela imbwa and now the dogs have felt “police excessive force” or brutality because it is 14 fellow dogs at the receiving end. ZNBC only broadcasts a PF win in some remote Kabwe rural of a ward bye election deliberately and shamelessly leaving out a win by the opposition in Sesheke! What kind of maggots masquerade as news editors at this PF vuvuzela idiocy?

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  1. In an interview with ZANIS from their hospital beds, the cadres said that police followed them to their lodging house at Sesheke Lodge after they fled the police station, for fear of being attacked by UPND carders and molested them.
    Something does not add up here,so the offensive weapons where at some other lodge besides sesheke lodge which was housing PF carders who did police follow from the station?
    Madam police spokesperson that chinje eheshati ukolwe behavior is unprofessional.

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    • Those PF bastards? must die in hospital they are not as important as dogs. Under whose instructions were they taking Pangas?

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  2. The police statement is disjointed. Something does not add up here. Why was it the PF at the ‘miraculous’ receiving end when it was UPND that was found with offensive weapons? Who ordered the police to beat up the hand that feeds their bosses? Somebody should tell us what really transpired in Sesheke.

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  3. Two UPND cadres were found in possession of pangas.Earlier this morning, news was that police commanding officer in Sesheke is a cousin of kang’ombe UPND candidate.The plot was well formulated between police commanding officers and UPND hierarchy ( jack mwiimbu).
    However , this political violence is an experiment first carried in lundazi .later the UPND took to Solwezi for experimentation. UPND took a graphics which show like HH was chased by police officers.HH used the same video games to U.K. media to seek international sympathies for him as usual.If HH with his bitterness is left an touched he will cause civil war in Zambia.

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  4. Mr P there is a job for you in middle east that the employment your sh!t hole party is offering, for cadres like u and there family

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  5. Mr P, high turnover means your party is losing the seat and people are motivated to teach you a lesson. You cannot send cadres dressed in police uniform to go harass people. Now you trying to save face by coming up with this story that doesn’t add up.

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    • That is not what that means. In fact a very high turn over is bad news for regional parties. This is good for FDD and wonderful Zambians.

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  6. Why are you fighting with upendi. 3 provinces can’t produce 50+1

    Let him control the 3 provinces but he will never be republican president. Simple arithmetic

    The ONLY unfortunate part is that holding and privatizing 3 provinces will forever weaken opposition

    Am a non partisan political consultant.

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  7. Violent cadres PF or UPND you deserve that beating. Idi*otic myopic fo*ols disturbing our peace. Go to hell of you

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  8. Umh! The hunter becomes the hunted…???? iyoo bapumwa! Those that fired live ammo and teargas were cadres in uniforms, these who beat the hell out of those youths are real Police, message is, they are not happy with the harassment of innocent souls, they are hungry and angry. Ignore them at owners risk.

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  9. Umh! The hunter becomes the hunted…???? iyoo bapumwa! Those that fired live ammo and teargas were cadres in uniforms, these who beat the hell out of those youths are real Police, message is, they are not happy with the harassment of innocent souls, they are hungry and angry. Ignore them at owners risk.

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  10. How does a leader call policemen ati PF cadres in uniform.

    He insults judiciary
    He insults police
    He insults ecz

    He is arrogant.pompous. rude.self centred.a privitiser. Evasive.tribalist.
    Lightening and bees politician

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  11. Indeed , maybe the real police of sesheke are annoyed that their children and wife’s are being gassed by these lungu PF thugs

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    • The real Zambia Police put on khaki uniforms and if its stripped green para combat uniform its faded away and brownish color because of over washing, white Toyota hilux van,and are the ones who cornered these panga family thugs, while those fake zp come in pimped Nissan patrol green van with sophisticated militia penaphenaria, SWAT style gear and bandanas.

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  12. Well done Zambia police for arresting PF and UPND violent cadres!!!There is no place for violence in Zambia.
    Moreover,there is no need for PF to fight UPND in 3 provinces with less registered voters.Today or in 2021,UPND will still win in Southern,Western and N/Western.Hence,PF should just focus on developing the 6.5 provinces where HH has never won since 2006!!!Even today HH’s UPND has lost at ward level to Mighty PF in Lundazi,Samfya,Kabwe and Chilililabombwe!!!EVEN IN BAHATI-MANSA BY ELECTION COMING UP SOON,PF WILL 100% WIN,SO WHY FIGHT UPND IN DUNDUMWEZI AREAS?Already UPND had retained the Sesheke seat-congrats to them!!

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  13. Breaking News: upnd trib.als have retaken the seat! Trib.al Jay Gay, you who knows his whereabout, please inform Trib.al Hacks, his phone seem to be unreachable.

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  14. This doesn’t sound like the thing we know .Police beating PF cadres when we do have the President of the sky evading responsibility all the time when such a thing happens to people in the opposition. Vesper’s case is still gathering dust because the lazy man is still sitting on the case and wants the police that killed her to investigate which is pathetic and very unreasonable .

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  15. why brutalizing a human being like that ZP ,this is nasty indeed police shedding blood. these boys are human beings not impalas to shed blood like this by ZAMBIA POLICE
    who gave orders to injure those boys in hiding,at a lodge .

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    • Well done Zambia Police. Looking at the pics of the boys, I thought they were armed robbers. The police officers also get tired. They are also human. How could they be controlling violence for over 3 weeks and no sign of contributions from PF? They finally found their MBAMBO KKKKKKKKKKK.

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