Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja
Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja

Inspector General of Zambia Police Kakoma Kanganja has that no death has occurred or recorded in the fracas that occurred in Kaoma District today between the United Party for National Development (UPND) and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Cadres.

In a message released to the press, Mr. Kanganja said that that four people were injured and were hospitalized at Kaoma General Hospital.

Mr. Kanganja also refuted claims that there was an exchange of gunfire between the Police and party cadres but added that one person has been arrested and a gun has been confiscated.

Earlier the ruling Patriotic Front released pictures and statement to the media showing the injured PF cadres by UPND cadres

Below is the PF media statement

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARMED UPND CADRES SHOOTS AT OUR SUPPORTERS DURING DOOR TO DOOR CAMPAIGNS, ABOUT 6 INJURED

Kaoma, Western Province, 6th October 2019 – Armed United Party for National Development (UPND) this morning trailed and shot at our Patriotic Front (PF) members who were in the field carrying out door to door campaigns, injuring about six (06) who are all hospitalized with one of them battling for his life. We find UPND’s desperation totally unacceptable that they would rather shade blood in order to win an election.

PF has continued with violence-free elections in the upcoming Kaoma by-election and it is regrettable that Opposition UPND has resorted to using violence as they did in the Parliamentary by-election. Our candidate Mrs. Ngombo Ngebe has remained favorite to win the Kaoma Council Chairperson by-election and we are calling on the Zambia Police to intensify security patrols in the area.

We are aware of UPNDs machinations ahead of the voting day on 10th October 2019 and we hope the Police will maintain law and order otherwise our competitors are geared to turn this area into another bloodbath, the sort of politics we must all condemn.

PF has been under very strict instructions from the Head of State who is also Party President His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu to conduct violence-free and issue-based campaigns. This is a position we refuse to depart from even under extreme provocation from the Opposition.

Issued by:

Mr. Charles Mututwa
Provincial Chairman
Patriotic Front
Western Province

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Violent, extremist and tribalistic-that’s upnd. They are a danger to our democracy. With their infallible leader who we dare not mention lest we be burnt at the stake…

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    • As long as only poor people’s souls are the ones being sacrificed in this political violence, things will only get worse. It is sad that under Lungu’s reign violence seem to be escalating to alarming levels. This is now a matter of national security, in case you country men and women did not realise. Lungu and a number of those around him are the real enemies to the well being and future of Zambia. I now pray that this violence being targeted at the youth should stop. Instead let this violence be at the door steps of the same failed leaders.Those of you responsible for, and behind the distribution of guns so as to consolidate your grip to power, may you start dying by the same guns.Those of you who would rather set Zambia on fire instead of upholding democracy and peace may you be…

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    • ECZ must cancel these by-elections.
      Why is violence so prominent in by-elections from UPNDs strongholds?
      Several headlines on shootings coupled with contradicting statements from the police.
      You cadres should stop the habit of daring one another.

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  2. When it comes to violence the UPND and the PF are both guilty. The UPND is the most violent political party in Zambia. Their philosophy is to harm whoever they differ with. Their President is the only leader that has ever threatened to beat another, Hichilema once wanted to beat Edith Nawakwi. The MMD was once at the receiving end.

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  3. LT you are now ashamedly a PF mouth peice…….

    Where is the counter statement from UPND ????

    Which party did the armed cader who had his gun confisticated belong to ????
    We can bet our last money the he was PF. If he was UPND , your whole headlines would say so…..

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  4. Almagedon only resides in UPND Camp, but with the presence of the police this Älmagedon “from Hakainde will not come to Zambia. Ikapitila fye ukutali. We have said before the desparation to maintain the few seats ever left for UPND is unprecedented and it is going to be worse towards the 2021. People must be vigilant and the police must be firm.

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  5. Police contradicting themselves, LT you supposed to send reporters there, we can’t be getting reports from this untrusted police force. These are PFpolice and they won’t tell us the whole truth but lies to justify their paymasters. This police force will not stop or apprehend violent PF cadres who have killed and victimized innocent citizens. Our government never accepts responsibility they’re always blaming others and elements like climate change for their failures

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  6. Are there any credible reporters in kaoma. looks like we just have cadres reporting what ever is on their minds.
    We have seen so many mind blowing fake reports.
    ZNBC, Prime where are you?

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  7. Prior Sesheke by elections the so called UPND political strategists said that violence will be worse in 2021 general elections.One UPND man was even boasting about violence that took place in Sesheke.He was saying that UPND SECURITY TEAM is ready to counter police officers.That shows Violence is a system perfectly doctored by UPND officials.
    It’s like HH will utilize all possible tactics to win general elections starting from bloodshed to international support hence time is nearing his political deadline.However, UPND will always blame and accuse PF for anything tactically.
    Government should earnestly employ typical political security so that innocents lives shouldn’t dying of political violence.ECZ must set up limits to end political violence by postponement of elections.

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  8. As long as only poor people’s souls are the ones being sacrificed in this political violence, things will only get worse. It is sad that under Lungu’s reign violence seem to be escalating to alarming levels. This is now a matter of national security, in case you country men and women did not realise. Lungu and a number of those around him are the real enemies to the well being and future of Zambia. I now pray that this violence being targeted at the youth should stop. Instead let this violence be at the door steps of the same failed leaders.Those of you responsible for, and behind the distribution of guns so as to consolidate your grip to power, may you start dying by the same guns.Those of you who would rather set Zambia on fire instead of upholding democracy and peace may you be…

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  9. Those of you who would rather set Zambia on fire instead of upholding democracy and peace may you be visited by the same sword you are living by.Some of you think that you are untouchable.My the Zambian masses realise what you are up to and give a taste of your own medicine.Please take a leaf from Yemen were top leaders are also victims of the same war affecting ordinary Citizens.May this be your portion you corrupt leaders who have not only become liability to the nation but a huge curse to.

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  10. Instead of calling EDGER LUNGU names lets first counter check the good he has done for the country, keep one thing in mind he is not a perfect being and for him to be a leader its by Gods hand, it is imposible for him to do all what you want . he is doing what he can.

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