The Yellow Card Rally held yesterday in Lusaka
The Yellow Card Rally held yesterday in Lusaka

Hundreds of Zambian today gathered outside Parliament grounds in Lusaka for what was dubbed the “Yellow Card” protest.

The citizens drawn from all walks of life said the Yellow Card was meant to serve as a warning to the PF government over the alleged mismanagement of the country.

Key speakers which included Activists Laura Miti, Pilato and Maiko Zulu rallied the crowd of around 400 people to continue holding government accountable.

Key issues that were raised included the Constitutional Amendment Bill, the closure of CBU and the widespread corruption among government officials.

Pilato, one of the organizers said Zambians have spoken.

“Zambians spoke out today. This is not the last but just one of the many protests to come. The people of this country will build this country. We will do it like Kenneth Kaunda did, like Mama Kankasa did, Like Kapwepwe did and like all our freedom heroes did. We will stand firmly in the belief that Zambia is a country like any other and it’s people are human beings who deserve dignity and pride,” Pilato said.

“We are willing to stand up again and again for this beautiful blessed country and one day the dreams of our people will come true. The Yellow card was a warning message. A warning message to our government that whilst you have time, do the right thing.”

Laura Miti said Well done Zambia for holding a peaceful protest.

“Great turn out to lift a YellowCard against the destruction of our country. To politicians we say we will keep this card up. Remember that when warnings are not heeded the colour of the card changes,” she warned.

And Chapter One Foundation Executive Director Linda Kasonde who is also Former LAZ President urged all Lawyers in Zambia to speak out.

“Eighteen years ago I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of Zambia. Today I took part in the #YellowCard protest to do just that. I hope that all lawyers in Zambia will do the same,” she stated.

And commenting before the rally took place, Chief Government Spokespersons Dora Siliya said that Zambian citizens have a right to conduct peaceful demonstrations because Zambia is a democratic state.

Ms. Siliya said that while citizen may have the right to demonstrate, government will remain resolved to continue to govern and provide services to the people.

Ms. Siliya said that Zambia’s record in the fight against corruption is unbeatable. and that the investigative wings are doing their job well as evidence by a number of people being arrested.

Ms Siliya said government is pleased that the parliamentary public accounts committee Chairperson Howard Kunda has indicated to the nation that cases of misapplication or misappropriation of of funds has reduced in the Auditor Generals Report.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. We’ve been saying this exact same thing for ages and raising our yellow cards on Lusaka Times about PF misrule.

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    • @Wa Zamani, right-on. And LT website should change from MMD blue to Yellow starting Monday!!
      There should be just 2 colors, yellow and the other one Laura was warning about.

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    • Excellent turn out. Let’s hold these leaders to account for their careless rule of this God blessed land – Mother Zambia. PF have grown pigheaded as if they own Zambia. Corruption is chocking society and we will not just seat back, watching our precious Zambia go up in flames. PF belongs in the museum; they are way past their sell-by date; it’s time for them to go. Viva Mother Zambia. Let boot out this careless bunch of leaders. Viva Mother Zambia. Activism is the only way out.

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    • OH … At hundreds people. You mean these HH relatives he organised and asked to raise the yellow flags. UPND are really cry babies in a Baby Cots. Still feeding from Cow & Gate Baby Food. I can guarantee you that 90% of those people in yellow flags are Tongas

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    • You will still vote PF because you are short sighted anyway. Zambians are dull.

      This is a fruitless exercise – speak in 2021 not 2019

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • All these are upnd vuvuzelas. Pilato had issues with the law, Linda kasonde is upnd cadre and she calling other lawyers to join her lawlessness. Linda does not act like a professional law. In short was a upnd hh sponsored gathering.

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    • Id1ots in numbers can overpower wise people. This was a good try. But the truth is all the speakers were well known UPND members. This was just a UPND rally and I am sure HH funded the event.

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    • They should just called it a UPND Rally … Yellow Card nonsense is a misnomer.

      These are all known UPND sympathizers so nothing new here. No need to hide behind something it’s not.

      And Linda just needs to publicly join UPND like Nostra has publicly declared. You get more respect from people when you are honest like that.

      Epo mpelele,

      BRM

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    • They are not hundreds LT, just a handful of crazy baldheads whitewashed by a very compromised U5.

      PF outing the deads in a rope a dope. Chaps are in a crude yellow card hogwash situation.

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    • Great job to all of you who gathered to protest the plundering of our country by corrupt Lungu and his minions. We salute you. We all need to unite and throw out corrupt Lungu and his gang of thieves in 2021. Vote them out and then audit them, starting with gangster Lungu himself. If we find assets they can’t account for, they will be forfeited to the State. Then we’ll prosecute the looters and send them to prison for a hundred years each. Again thanks to all who took part in this noble protest. Keep it up. Don’t let anyone intimidate you. You’re patriots.

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  2. This to PF is well dry but little do they release that it is still very heavy. Like Bob said “Integrate are the battle of wits and what is to be must be, every day the bucket ‘re go a well, one day the bottom ‘re go drop out”.

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  3. “Eighteen years ago I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of Zambia. Today I took part in the #YellowCard protest to do just that.

    Ms. Linda kasonde, Reminding us not to take lightly our duty in public service.

    “Laura Miti said Well done Zambia for holding a peaceful protest.

    Ms. Laura Miti, recognizing us all Zambian, People in the rural areas without voice, single mothers and men and women in the uniform, etc.

    Pilato, Recalling the foundation that was laid down so let’s build on it.

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    • It’s high time PF received the yellow car.
      High charges of vihecle duty, tall gate, too much debt. High cost meali meal, too much corruption

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  4. Excellent turn out. Let’s hold these leaders to account for their careless rule of this God blessed land – Mother Zambia. PF have grown pigheaded as if they own Zambia. Corruption is chocking society and we will not just seat back, watching our precious Zambia go up in flames. PF belongs in the museum; they are way past their sell-by date; it’s time for them to go. Viva Mother Zambia. Let boot out this careless bunch of leaders. Viva Mother Zambia. Activism is the only way out.

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    • A turn out full of upndead grouping supporters and sympathizers can’t move the nation.
      What a waste of time!

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  5. Unfortunately the PF want to treat the Constitution like their scrotum which they can scratch and knead at will whenever they feel any discomfort, shame on them! The barometer of governance is so low under PF. The only thing they know is steal and intimidate opponents. From where did Sata get these kind of people?

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  6. Ati Hundreds of Zambians, are you kidding me. Hundreds of Zambians my FOOT!!!! You take Lora Miti, person who can keep a marriage, Pilato who takes a bath once in a week and one Zulu whose brain is damaged from Chamba smoking and these three are surrounded by HUNGRY Akainde’s followers and you. What these hungry followers did’t know is the three were paid to parade them and raising the so called yellow card and whatever that means meanwhile nothing went to their mouths. What a shame.
    These three hoodlums are lucky to be Zambians, in other countries they would be rotting in Jail.

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  7. Well done people keep up the good work and continue fighting for our people…this is not one Michael Sata envisaged in fact he would not waste his energy trying to oppress his people!!

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  8. well done they say a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. our beautiful country is being destroyed zambia can do better if only we have the right leaders not what is happening now, its like all the people in government are angry for money not improving and developing zambia. i pray the campaign continues even frank bwalyas red campaign started small like the results showed. zambians are suffering at the expense of politicians who only care about money………y are we destroying oir country as if ther are no laws to govern us sure, great move zambians lets continue

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  9. 1. #YellowCard campaign supported, provided you don’t link up with Trib.al Hacks in any way, not even a donation.

    2. “Ms. Siliya said that Zambia’s record in the fight against corruption is unbeatable. and that the investigative wings are doing their job well as evidence by a number of people being arrested.”
    What about the recent Chitotela case where ACC was probably instructed not to present the key evidence required to prosecute the case successfully, e.g. the Chinese company that paid the $300,000 used to procure the the properties at the centre of the case, i.e. reasonably suspected to be “proceeds of crime”?

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  10. #YellowCard, please not Trib.al Hacks, he is #NOoption for Zambia now or in a thousand years.

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  11. Now guys, are you sure Linda Kasonde’s real surname is not Hichilema? I see some trib.al genetic similarities, and the facial features especially nose and lips are similar.

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  12. It is interesting to see a Consortium of Lora Miti, Linda Kasonde and an obvious recruit “Pilato” shamelessly parading to criticize a well-refined PF Govt. For many Zambians who had lived in the days of Chiluba’s regime or Sata’s regime in particular, this group of disgruntled Lawyers (Miti & Kasonde) could not have raised a finger against the past regimes.
    To get the record home, The British and USA representatives know deep in their hearts that indeed President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a TRUE DEMOCRAT.

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    • To have idiiioottss like you pretending to be a Zambian is a very big curse on this nation. How can you see a well refined government where all the majority indigenous Zambians can see are thieves and corrupt sons of the devil masquerading as leaders?

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    • Music failures Mike and Fumba just need JK to cancel their gibberish aszes out.
      Dununa iwe!

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    • @ba Mwansa Kabinga….how would you pick up a fight against sensible Zambians who are fighting good governance and transparency and upholding of the rule of law…how do you criticize such? And then you sleep on what stupid JK said that he is so popular than HH and that he is a true die hard musician for the PF party? Why then don’t you criticize JK for nonsense..??? I’m sure in his heart JK is thinking that he has every democratic right to voice his stupidity let alone against HH. So what difference does it make for Pilato , MZ, and Laura Miti to hold a very peaceful protest other than exercising their democratic right,,,,..? The problem Zambia has found herself in this mess is having people like YOU blindly supporting anything PF.

      Congrats to all who turned up, tables have been…

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  13. Proud of you fellow countrymen n Women, let them know that they ( PF ) are treading on borrowed time n I am pretty sure they know what comes after getting another yellow.

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  14. Am sure most people especially the young ones dont know this look like baboon called Laura Miti. She is a frustrated woman which stems way back from campus days (UNZA), because no man ever gave her second look. She was filfhy, ugly snd ever in patapata and that outward appearance just confirms her blck heart. The organisers of the flopped demo has something in common:
    1. Laura Miti and Linda Kasonde want to get public limelight but they dont appeal and are doing this to get so donor funding which they want to loot
    2. Michael Zulu and Pilato dont have a fun base, their music is disaster and now frustration is deluding them.
    3. These are UPND extension lunatics

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  15. Kkkkkk one who does not live in Lusaka can call those less than 150 UPND cadres as hundreds!!I was at Arcades yesterday and saw those few frustrated UPND cadres!!!who in Zambia do not know that Laura Miti,Pilato,Mike Zulu are UPND cadres?To me this must worry UPND because this poor attendance of the Yellow campaign simply means UPND still has no huge following in Lusaka.JUST IMAGINE HOW HUGE THIS CAMPAIGN WAS GOING TO BE IN LUSAKA IF IT WAS ORGANIZED BY PRO PF PEOPLE?I feel sorry for Laura Miti and Pilato as their efforts in supporting a SEASONED LOSER HH has kept them living in poverty and could go beyond 2021!!!Believe you me,HH is never an option to many Zambians especially those in 6.5 provinces, now or in future!!

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  16. acc are doing a good job in fighting corruption .so far many civil servants have been arrested . The problem of ignorance is when you hear corruption you think of politicians . very few ministers are corrupt but a lot of civil servants are. just getting your pension fast you need bribe someone . to be included on a trip, most of these bloggers on this platform that cry corruption are very corrupt .

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    • That’s why I call them upndeads!
      A collection of hogwashic attention seekers.

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  17. Mushota you are a hypocrite all along you have been a PF supporter and the thief Lungu with your fake PHD. I am a proud Zambian but with the current state of affairs the feeling is sad especially living in a multinational environment when other are boasting of real progress.

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  18. Well done at least something has taken off. Copper belt, we need to demonstrate also over the sale of KCM. We cannot let this PF Government destroy Chingola completely. Have they forgotten about Luanshya? Please visit Luanshya Mine, then you will understand what I am talking about. Visit the sports like Rarc, mine hospital and clinics, my brothers and sisters you will shade tears. Please let’s join hands together for the whole World to see that we don’t want Chinese in Chingola. Mr. Chilombo, Nkhuwa don’t you advise your President? You PF you’re destroying Zambia.

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  19. Bobby wine. Political party

    It has come to the fore that upendi is not going anywhere

    Pilato for president

    Running mate laura miti

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  20. Comment:this government is even lacky to be given yellow warning ba MMD went crying they shut ask rupiya Banda.those of conforting yoselves ati this is UPND funded continue massaging your dreams before u know it it will be red card.you will cry like babies on measles injection.

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  21. People are dying,with hunger, in ndundumwezi,gwembe valley, here in lusaka busy,( nefyabupuba) the money you are wasting better you buy maize and donate to this people!!!

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