UPND cadres taking the coffin of the deseased after parading it in the Streats of Lusaka
UPND cadres taking the coffin of the deseased after parading it in the Streats of Lusaka

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya has questioned the rationale of moving with a coffin in town by suspected by United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres.

Reacting to action by UPND cadres to parade the coffin of their deceased colleague in the streets of Lusaka, Ms Siliya said that what happened yesterday was unZambian because funerals are supposed to be respected.

Ms Siliya said funerals are solemn occasion where the dead should be respected as opposed to what happened.

And PF Secretary General Officiates Davies Mwila is expected Hon Mwila will also call on the Church to speak against what he termed as the ungodly behavior that would cause the UPND and its leader to support and parade a dead body through the Lusaka Central Business District in what he described as an unthinkable procession.

Meanwhile, the government has said that requested for a full report of what happened yesterday in Lusaka’s Central business district where one person was shot by suspected UPND cadres.

Acting Home Affairs Minister Dora Siliya said that the police will have to explain what measures were put in place to prevent the fracas.

Ms Siliya said that the police will also have to state what is being done to prevent such from happening again, adding that party cadres cannot be allowed to disturb the public by conducting unauthorized processions in the Central Business District.

Ms Siliya, who is also chief government spokesperson, said that the culture of using guns by cadres should also not be allowed to continue and that it is for this reason that the police should deal with the culprit whether they belong to PF or UPND.

Police in Lusaka have instituted investigations in a matter where unruly UPND cadres allegedly shot at a trader during an unlawful procession in the central business district yesterday.

Thomas Chibilika, 42, who was shot while at Intercity Bus terminus in his boutique is admitted to University Teaching Hospital.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. The problem with Pf is double standards. PF can protest, steal money from street vendors, bus drivers, tax drivers, etc with impunity.

    UPND should be allowed to express anger for their dead colleague in the manner they want. Let us not allow citizens to get wounded without healing.

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    • UPND and HH should never be allowed to rule Zambia….looks like they are devil worshipers…trying to gain Political milage over someones death…kill themselves and blame it on PF….we know the game

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    • UPND’z crazy. H-as crazy H-as all UNDER FIVES. It is a tribal H-organisation masquerading as a party.

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    • The Delusionals Dictator loves death. He kills his cadres in the hope a funeral procession will win him votes. All what voters see is a $atani$t who is in the business of sacrificing his cadres. Brace for another loss sheeples. Your Dictator has clearly lost it.

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    • HH now killing your own People to win sympathy votes….Politicians are wicked….Mnangagwa did it as well…he planted a fake bomb to win sympathy votes….am Zambians should know this

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    • Dora Chikkala and PF are just shocked that poor people managed to enter Cathedral of Holly Cross a funeral church for ministers. Poor people won, yes it is shocking and historical
      Atleast Lawrence had a decent sent off to hell.
      Let’s see how funeral will go #1 thug Kaizer.

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    • @1.5 Nostradamus
      What happened to you… you don’t sound like the Nostradamus that everyone knows on Lusaka Times…you sound more delusional…you used to write very sensible comments but ever since you started hunging out with Miles Sampa awe mwandi…too much mbanje

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    • Hypocrite Dora Slit,
      “It’s unZambian for UPND to parade a coffin in the street” but is it Zambian for PF to shoot Lawrence in the head?

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    • Boss, get the sense. Nothing to do with Pf and Upnd, but it is UNZAMBIAN. I don’t think even the relatives of our friend consented to the procession. This is the reason why one can pick a gun and shoots at a person nowadays, because the respect we used to have for LIFE has eroded away.

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  2. No No No Dora!
    Before the white man brought us vehicles which we still can’t make, we used to carry the dead on our shoulders! We never used coffins then. We must be thankful that we can now make coffins! Carrying a coffin in public is very much Zambian! Even PF cadres carried Winter Kabimba’s “Coffin” the day he was fired! So it can’t be unZambian when it is UPND doing it and Zambian when PF is doing it! We know you are not sleeping these days because you have realized the once cry babies have learned to fight back! What is unZambian is what PF cadres did in attacking the house of mourning and the whole funeral procession! That is a first for PF in the history of Zambian cadre politics! What PF cadres did was abominable sacrilege! It seems your madness knows no limits! Don’t forget that…

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  3. Don’t forget that violence is what cost RB his elections in 2021! And every 10 years we change government. 2021 is for PF!

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    • HUL3 iwe, just shut up, go and open those stinky legs for scatter teeth, the worst president on earth

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  4. UPND were merely expressing anger at the brutal murder of their colleague.Infact I fully support what they did though am not a member of their party and will never be.

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  5. No siliti,

    It is safer for UPND to use Maine streets for a funeral procession where there are witnesses incase the procession gets attacked and robbed PF caders like what happened to another upnd funeral procession not long ago…….

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  6. #2 Charlie Bravo, there was no Central Business District in those days that you have mentioned that you did not have coffins then.
    And there is a difference between parading a symbolic empty coffin of Wynter Kabimba and a coffin containing the real dead body of Gaddafi.
    Surely even a grade one can see that?

    Now I am not debating whether it is right or not to display an empty symbolic coffin in the streets, all I can say is that our cha cha cha freedom did that routinely and only symbolically.

    Anyway, when Trible HH dies, is he going to accept being displayed in the streets carried on the shoulders of drunk Trible UPND cadres? Definitely not.

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  7. Junnior jj no where in our law is it written that you cannot carry a coffin, and UPND as citizens and the biggest opposition have every right to do what they want. Right now instead of Dora blah blah to divide us like she is doing, She should have been sensitive enough to offer her heartfelt condolences and also answer questions about who killed that man. Our nation is deteriorating into lawlessness with people like you cadres thinking since you support the ruling you are above the law. The amount of power given to PF cadres is not good for and me, you have to be mindful that these same cadres will eventually steal your hard earned money, land and even kill you if Lungu cannot term them. Him Lungu was also disgusted with the killing it’s becoming too much tell your party to behave and…

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  8. You are a silly w.h.o.r.e Dora because if you had any brains and understanding of zambian culture you would know that it is in our tradition to actually transport the body in full public. Travel to rural parts of Zambia they actually carry the body on foot to the grave. You are out of touch with reality because even my European white wife knows that this is tradition in most parts of Africa. You are a dull stupid woman.

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    • Neez this is why upnd will lose the 2021 election insults will never make your sa.tanic fre.masion leader
      the man who has sold his soul to the devil…No wonder he is becoming more confused ….by the way his has to pay back the money he has been getting from Homosexual,gay and Lesbians who are supporting him….For the sat.anic group to come and declare homosexuality in Zambia…Ba anti Christ you are in for trouble..

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  9. Dora is an embarrassment to all zambian women wanting to achieve equality and respect because she is a very dull cadre who lacks any morals. What a waste of space and sperm.

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  10. Madam, are you also aware of the reports saying PF cadres went to the deceased house and caused havoc, pictures show damaged car? Are you also aware Zambianeye is reporting, with a picture, of a journalist (Mr Misebezi ) who is allegedly shot at the hand by police after taking pictures of them at Crossroad in Kabulonga, they damaged the camera and his pictures are showing him in hospital? Please as you instruct the police to carry out the investigation on UPND crimes (if that is what they did, shooting at people), let them include this part as well. They too must answer whether its law or Zambian for one group to attack the funeral house or indeed to shoot at a journalist. This madness of cadre carrying guns on both sides must stop and we need ministers for all Zambians to act decisively!…

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  11. PF f00lishness and dullness has no cure!
    This Dora is exhibiting high-grade ubupuba!
    Continue playing double standards!
    We salute the UPND’s show of strength by venting their anger through a Peaceful procession! PF think they have the monopoly of violence! Umwaume munobe ni pachulu! Ba PF baya sana! Continue hitting back hard! We can’t continue to just watch our country being dragged down into lawlessness by a bl00d thirsty party! Since bakapokola nabafilwa, lets help them by taking care of the state-protected thugs! First step is to effect citizen arrest on the known killer and open a docket! How many innocent lives must be lost before we the citizens stand up and say no to this nonsense? Lekeni tuipononeko panono! Enough is enough!

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  12. Its clear to see even from lusakatimes that people have had enough of pf mediocrity and failure. Because in 2011 if u read an article on this site 90 percent were pf supporters. Now not even 1 percent comments support pf. Only dunder head sharon is left and one can see that only reason she supporte pf is out of survival so we forgive her.

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  13. We all have a right to make decisions. Let us not let people carry guns in public places. If you see someone with a gun hidden or not, report immediately to the police or conduct a citizen’s arrest with the help of other concerned citizens around you. It is our safety brothers and sisters that is at stake. If you really want Zambia to be a Gun Free country, then just do what I say. One Zambia One Nation.

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  14. N.E.E.Z don’t cheat yourself. The reason why you see that people don’t comments on this blog like before it’s because UPND are insulting bloggers who support PF and we know that UPND both local and abroad have gone viral on social media and other political tabloids 24\7 preaching hatred and bitterness over PF supporters.Now you have brought violence especially in UPND areas.Some people are being hacked and blocked for contributing positive things about PF government.This is plain truth done out of evilness.
    HH will not rule this country using tribalism,bitterness ,jealousy ,hatred for bembas and easterners and violence.He should know that only right attitude towards others is what constitutes a better leader.This is so even in the Bible.Recently HH and UPND at large live with huge…

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    • Mune even your own Facebook PF page hardly has any people speaking any positivity about your party so even ku FB you have the same excuse? Stop living in denial, no one likes your stup!d party anymore.

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  15. Dora spokesperson, it is very simple. Those PF cadres carrying guns are YOUR CADRES. Urging them to stop causing violence is as if they are not your cadres? Give orders to YOUR CADRES to stop. UPND cadres are someone else’s responsibility, but PF cadres are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY Dora and Edgar and Bowman and Kaizer, yours. It is your party, you are the leaders, and you are ultimately responsible for what they do

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  16. Mwanawasa,s coffin was paraded through the provincial headquarters of zambia, and dora did not say anything about that being unzambian. How easyour so called leaders forget.

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  17. The majority of bloggers have said it: shooting an innocent person in cold blood is unZambian; carrying a coffin in public is a Zambian tradition that is normal.

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  18. This is what both parties want, division amongst the Zambian people. Zambia is losing its morals and dignity because of this. We need income and opportunities in Zambia not political war or gossip, we are being consumed in they war while our souls are being handed on the plate to the foreign investment.not saying we start genocide but stating the truth is the truth. Let’s not divide because of greedy and unworthy leadership let’s unite and strive as one

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    • Anonymous are you a ghost Sharon how much did you make last night and Dora skirt start parking because 2021 you are going this time around we are not going to allow you to steal the votes it will not happen. Few

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  19. we are so shocked that today the unprofessional police will not do anything unless commanded by pf cadres. were did you find a minister pre empty the out come of the police investigations before investigations are carried out . where did you find that cadres have attacked a funeral house and damage property to add more injuries to the worse. because of such foolishness of the party all its supporters have shifted to the opposition parties especially the mighty upnd, under the excellent leadership of hh. the writting on the walls are very much clearer than ever before.zambia……..

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  20. Stop the corruption and violence, it is unZambian and it is the root cause of other unZambian behaviours. Dora Siliya should concentrate on condemning the violence perpetrated by the PF instead of issue silly remarks about what is not and is Zambian.

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  21. Whoever wrote this article or said these words knows and is behide the killing which happened in Palma. Who is a sinner in God’s eyes ” the one WHO KILLED or the ona who paraded the coffin to show people that this man has been killed by such a person.

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  22. This woman is fact free for real. Now let us tell you what is unZambia! What is unZambian is killing unarmed man in cold blood and fail to bring the killer to book – thats what is unZambia. Also what is unZambian is to arm cadres so that they can kill their political opponents in cold blood – thats unZambian. What is also unZambian is to insult people who are morning their dead colleague for the right course – corruption. Thats unZambian.
    Disaster Minister. Yaba!!!! So anything can be president or Minister in Zambia. Where are the police people kanshi. What went wrong to vote for a chidakwa for a president!!!!????
    Disaster!!!!

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    • In chewa, they say Olira samugwira pakamwa. Meaning that you can not challenge the chief mourner during the funeral process because he/she aggrieved and is capable of saying anything. But if he/she continues after the funeral making unnecessary accusations, then you can take him to the Headman or to the courts of law.

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  23. Akainde and his minions were just exhibiting the Tag as shonongo party. How do you parade a dead body monga ni nyama?
    Look at the house the poor chap was staying in? Akainde, whats is wrong with you? Very good at organizing funerals, nice casket, service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross. I am sure most the mourners had entered the place for the first time. as though that was not enough, akainde, pays cheap women to undress exposing dirty and torn bras, chansoni sana.

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  24. PF is evil….. what is Zambian about killing someone? the dead know nothing , whether you carry them in coffin or let them lie in the street? What matters is not how you are treated when you die but you are still alive. Did Dora insult Sata when Sata was alive? Can she respect Sata when he is dead?
    PF have no respect for human life

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