Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kampyongo warns Political Parties over Military Attire as PF disowns Cadres displaying Guns in Public

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Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo

Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo has warned all parties to stop the practice of giving their youths military fatigue attire as this was against the law.

Mr Kampyongo said that Zambia promotes democratic and civil processes and militias or the resemblance of it had no place in the conduct of politics in the country.

The Home Affairs Minister warned that the law will catch those in this illegal practice.

On Monday, All People’s Congress Leader Nason Msoni challenged the Patriotic Front to seriously reflect on their erroneous behaviour and decision to arm criminals. Mr Msoni said that the proliferation of small arms is endangering and putting public safety into serious jeopardy. He insisted that the party in government must act and behave more responsibly.

Mr Msoni said the conduct is illegal and is setting a very dangerous precedent that can easily be emulated by other stakeholders. He added that the conduct seriously breaches the societies’ act and indeed the electoral act pertaining to the operation and conduct of a political party.

PF Cadre openly displaying a Gun
PF Cadre openly displaying a Gun

Meanwhile, PF National Youth League Chairman Kelvin Mutale Sampa has said that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and himself will not allow youths in the ruling Party and the nation to be indisciplined when the President had been clear that no one apart from those who are trained to be Security Law Enforcement Officers are allowed to wear combat uniforms.

Mr. Sampa has condemned the would-be PF sympathizer who has been captured on Social Media wearing Military attire and exposing a firearm which is criminal.

Mr. Sampa said, “We have a Party and Government that can not accept such types of behavior as it is only allowed by law enforcers. The portrayal on Social Media is questionable and the Party will not associate itself with lawlessness and demands that, the law enforcement officers ensure that action is taken.”

Mr Sampa further said: “We as a Party We Condemn this Portrayal blatantly and Our President, is clear in promoting National values and emphasizes that each Zambian must take this issue serious. A word of caution to the Nation is that we need to see responsible Citizens affiliated to the mighty Patriotic Front Party and not to have irresponsible and Criminally minded people to hide under the PF.”

Mr Sampa urged the Police to take action against any lawless citizen who wants to hide under the PF over clandestine activities, adding that PF was a responsible and peaceful Party with an agenda of bringing development to the Nation and urged all Youths across the country to unite and protect our great Nation with great ideas.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Just say pf. Why beat about the Bush? Your party has always been violent . Wake up. Aleisa aleisa. It’s too late

    • If truly they have broken the law, then let the long arm of the law reach them; including the Police Officers who failed to arrest the cadre who was seen displaying his firearm in their presence. That way, the Minister will then be taken seriously by the cadres involved and the general public.

      Doubtful though that the rule of law can be followed when it invoves these class of cadres. Opposition cadres would have been in jail at the time of the Ministrial Statement. In this respect, the Minister may be fears he will be slapped by cadres as happened to the Legal boss.

    • This clueless guy Kampyongo wastes K65,000 on needlessly blocking HH from doing a good deed, but lets PF thugs run around with guns. He wants Zambia to turn into a war-zone. Does he have an idea what happens when you let irresponsible thugs get easy access to firearms? Has he ever heard of Chicago? Control gun ownership before it spirals out of control, you clueless foo1s. Arrest people like this thug in the picture above and slap them with long prison sentences. When you have thugs running around in the country with guns, it scares away not only tourists, but would be potential investors too. Once the country is designated as a dangerous destination, it’s hard to change the image. Wake the heck up.

  2. After carrying out surveys as part of my masters dissertation I have found that Women don’t get as much enjoyment from circumcised men as they do from uncut ones. It is just common sense as the skin provides more frictional sensation. If you have been cut then you have been mutilated and u need psychological help. Its same as fgm. Just wanted to share my finding

  3. WHY IS IT THAT YOUR DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE ONLY DISCIPLINES THOSE WITH A VIEW OF BEING AN ALTERNATIVE TO PRESIDENT LUNGU? YOU ENCOURAGE YOUR CADERS TO ACT LIKE THIS BECAUSE THE NECESSARY PEOPLE REMAIN QUIET ABOUT THEIR ACTS. HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER IF HE MEANT WELL SHOULD GIVE A DIRECTIVE TO ARREST ALL PF CADERS DISPLAYING THESE GUNS IN PUBLIC BECAUSE WITHOUT BEING EXPLICIT THE POLICE WON’T ACT FOR FEAR OF THEIR JOBS. THE BEAT UP A MAYOR IN THE CAPITAL AND KIDNAPPED HIM, AND BEAT UP THE JUSTICE MINISTER AND BY THE PRESIDENT KEEPING QUIET ABOUT EMBOLDEN THEM TO THIS LEVEL. ORDINARY CITIZEN WHO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THESE PIPO KNOW YOU CAN’T TAKE THEM TO THE POLICE FOR ALL THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. FULL FILL THE PATH OF OFFICE AND PROTECT ALL ZAMBIANS AND APPLY THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT TO…

  4. D1ckhead Kimpy0ngo (ex- illegal currency dealer) is solely responsible for this P.F scourge of lawlessness, militarizing Cadres, & a total breakdown of law, & order in Zambia.
    IT THEN PRETENDS LIKE ITS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS NONSENSE!

  5. It is so shameful that an armed PF criminal is standing close to a Police Officer without any action being taken by the Policer Officer. Then the next thing we hear is that PF is distancing itself from these armed PF criminal elements. Please give us a break. If the police have failed to disarm these criminals, who should do it?

  6. Comment:Why should Mr kapyongo to day can generalize that any political party should refrain from forming militias when his party pf giving arms to cadres. why is he not specific? is he ashamed of himself that as a minister of home affairs has failed to term his cadres? on the other hand he is spending K65,000 to just block an opposition party leader. its so shameful. how many bags of Millie meal would he have bought to help those hungry people?

  7. The picture is there for all to see and the person in the picture wearing PF security attire with combat attire must be well known to the PF cadres since they allowed him to be part of the security detail. Let’s see if any action will be taken over the same.

  8. iwe ka kampongo.

    why not say pf members, wtf?
    do you think Zambians are stupid and they don’t see what’s going on?
    grow some balls and stand up, if you’re a p ussy then shut up and don’t say nothing. what’s the point of warning someone if at the same time you’re scared of them.
    quit wasting people’s time with your warnings

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