Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya
Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya

Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya says the government deeply regrets the loss of life in Kaoma District of Western Province, where election campaigns for council chairmanship are taking place.

Ms Siliya says President Edgar Lungu has made it clear that he does not condone violence, whether perpetrated by the ruling party or the opposition parties.

She called on the Police to investigate the killing, without fear or favour, and bring the perpetrators of the violence and the killing to book.

Ms Siliya said the police command is further called upon to intensify searches to ensure that no civilians are moving with guns and other offensive weapons in the area.

She reiterated the government’s position that time for election campaigns is a time to compete with ideas and not with violence.

Ms Siliya said violence is not a way of solving any problem.

She has called on members of the public to be on high alert and help the police by reporting any civilian who will be seen with a firearm or any other offensive weapon in the area.

Ms Siliya further urged members of the public to reject violence in all its forms in maintaining the country’s status as an oasis of peace for which it is renowned world over.

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  1. You are right Madam Minister. People need to grow up. No need to panic. He cannot be President. Everyone knows. Sorry for the loss of life. Condolences.

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    • Lungu should grow up. Running a country is serious business.

      When you have leaders who were burying ballot boxes in the cemetery this is what happens. Lawlessness and chaos.

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    • If Lungu is serious let him show us by arresting all the PF cadres who have killed innocent people.

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    • We need to find a way of getting rid of all Politicians….this was a white man’s idea…..to divide us in the name of Democracy…to start hating each other in the name of Democracy

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    • @Sharon: you are Very Stupid. Is HH the leader of PF? Why can’t you tell Lungu straight to control his fools? This is not a Joking Matter. If PF loses the next election, some of these leaders should be taken to ICC. These are all Zambians, and a President is for all Zambians. It’s stupid what PF is doing by giving their Cadres Guns.

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    • Indeed life is precious. Be it of a thief, murderer, or bad @ss die hard cadre.
      Cadres like CKinsultor and Lusambo knew how to play their cards well. You wonder why they are leaders today.
      These tubene Gaddafi are no much. From machetes to guns and ruins; things will get uglier.
      Maybe this is timely. Maybe this will change the political discourse for cadreism and install political supporter civilization. Let all violent cadres annihilate themselves as level headed stay home or go out there peacefully and mobilize political supporters survive and take charge. Some of these are quasi self-inflicted casualties classified as collateral damage in the H² camp.

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  2. Sharon the people you worship here day and night are killing innocent Zambians just to win one seat how shameful and deplorable it is. Winning is not everything especially when you’re failing to uplift the lives of your people eventually the people are going to remove you by force like Mugabe.

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    • Dora the hul3… useless like her dull boss, Jona Meno Meno. The worst president in the world. His brains are scattered just like his front teeth, the thieving wanna be lawyer

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  3. Kwena this is really poor reporting!! Someone is condemning the loss of life but you cant tell us who has been killed and how when and why they were killed. Useless reporters!

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  4. People are just silly. Why do people even attend these political gathering where over 50% of what people are told are lies. On the other hand it the youth that are killed and not political leaders.

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  5. dora slit these are crocodile tears which means nothing to you. it could have been meaningful if you did not arm your cadres and have arrested the killers including arresting your careless ministers in charge of the kaoma campaigns. death is painful.

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  6. PF are the engineers of political violence in Zambia.The police are ware of this.The opposition should just prepare to always defend themselves adequately.PF with it`s current corrupt and gangster leadership can not be expected to be peaceful. PF are going to win 2021 through corruption and violence.

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  7. I don’t think that is how the man wanted his life to end. To never see such a sorry sight change begins with you and me. What has been gained from his death by they that killed him. That sight of you taking another’s life will haunt you forever. Killing a fellow human being won’t end poverty, won’t end corruption, won’t end unemployment. King David even when presented with an opportunity to kill king saul never allowed his need for vengeance cloud his mind. sometimes God tests us with opportunities that may seem justified if we took them but in the end it would actually be a big failure on our part. Zambia has enough problems let killing not become another.

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  8. And who is innocent you Hon Dora? All the political leaders say one thing and do the exact opposite. That we know very well but we will make them in 2021.

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  9. And who is innocent you Hon Dora? All the political leaders say one thing and do the exact opposite. That we know very well but we will make them pay in 2021.

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  10. We will make them dance to our tune, whether they are tall, long, short, fat or thin, they cant cheat us forever.

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  11. Tragic. A regrettable loss of life, again. But the words from Dora are the usual hollow words from this regime. We have never seen any meaningful action from the previous killings. Has ECL ever robustly addressed the nation over violence and been seen to instill firm measures? You know the answer. The violence culture indisputably arrived with the PF. Some people have now invariably taken up their own self-defense because in the face of the PF, the police does not protect them. ECL holds back because it serves his cause of rule by terror and intimidation. Thugs preserve his existence. How do you justify the continuance of the likes of Kaizer Zulu, who has been in Kaoma as well?

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    • Harold Muna
      The 1diots are now graduating from waiting to be arrested for corruption and theft to murder,the lesson,never give an 1diot power even if you like him,he will just injure himself,by the time they are done they wont even enjoy the stolen wealth

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  12. ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM CADERS BE IT FROM WHICH EVER PARTY THEY ARE NOT APPOINTED OR ELECTED OFFICIALS YET THEY DEMAND RESPECT THROUGH FEAR AND BECAUSE YOU OUR APPOINTED AND ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED THEM HENCE THE NECESSARY EVIL YOU CREATE. THE LOSS OF LIFE IS ON ALL THE LEADERS WHO CHOOSE TO LET THIS EVIL CONTINUE. YOU WON’T SAY CADERS MADAM INSTEAD YOU SAY ORDINARY CITIZENS THERE ARE NO ORDINARY CITIZENS MOVING WITH GUNS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO BUSY TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. THE PEOPLE WITH GUNS ARE THE CADERS BOTH FROM THE RULING PARTY AND OPPOSITION. CADERS DON’T EVEN KNOW THEY ARE ORDINARY CITIZENS BECAUSE YOU EMPOWER THEM TO THINK SO.

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  13. MADAM, DORA THIS IS A THING YOU WILL NOT ADMIT.YOUR HOUSE IS FULL OF THUGS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT YOU HAVE HAD MAE ALOT OF PROMISES AND FAILED TO DELIVER. YOU, ARE MOVING CADRES FROM HERE LUSAKA TO OTHER TOWNS TO GO AND BRING CONFUSION. STOP IT AND BE REAL. ALL OF YOU YOUR TIME OF JUDGEMENT IS COMING. DON’T SAY YOU WERE NOT WARNED. THERE IS NOT PERMANENT SITUATION UNDER THIS EARTH.
    SHARON IS AN ***** AND HER SENSE IS BELOW PAR. SHE NEEDS ATTENTION ON MEDICAL. EVER CONTRARY BEING DISCUSSED SHE JUST WRITES NONSENSE. MAYO,GROW UP. IF U DON’T HAVE ANYTHING OR A SLAY QUEEN THEN WAIT TIME IS COMING.

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  14. We are one people fellow Zambians, let us not judge these leaders God has given us, the problem are the youths who wants to used as a tool of violence, they have lost their focus of making their own money, by putting a kanthemba or start looking for crap metals buyers are there. The problem is that they want small monies like K20 to K50 then you lose your life for nothing. ‘Hard work brings food on the table’, says the wise man.

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  15. It is your bokossi these truant cadres will be turning their guns against next time!

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