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Zambia Police cancels HH’s Approved campaign program with immediate effect

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Police in Chilubi have cancelled Hakainde Hichilema’s approved campaign program with immediate effect.

Mr Hichilema arrived this evening in Chilubi to drum up support for UPND candidate ahead of Chilubi Constituency by election which fell vacant when PF MP Rosario Fundanga died .

Police ,last Wednesday, approved a campaign schedule to allow for the arrival of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to campaign effective Friday 7th February 2020 up to Sunday sunset 9th February 2019.

But according to a statements issued by the Office of the UPND Secretary General, PF’s campaign team opted to get all the slots and dates for UPND campaign schedule and fitted in President Edgar Lungu in order to stop Mr Hichilema from campaigning.

And Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has cautioned Police Officers policing the Chilubi Parliamentary by- election scheduled for 13th February, 2020 against engaging themselves in active politics and has advised them to be professional as they discharge their duties.

Mr Kanganja said the role of the police in any election was to ensure that law and order prevails during the whole electoral process hence did not expect any police officer to side with any political party as doing so was against police ethics.

He has directed them to deal with any situation decisively by bringing all those that would want to destabilise the peace currently prevailing in Chilubi to book.

Mr Kanganja who took time to interact with members of the community said Zambia has enjoyed peace for a long time hence called upon members of the community to safeguard the peace currently prevailing in the country by saying no to any form of violence.

He advised all political parties to conduct their political activities according to the drawn schedule so as to avoid clashing.

The Inspector General directed officers on the ground to firmly deal with all those that would deliberately choose to dare the police.

Mr Kanganja is in the area to check on the security situation, appreciate the deployment pattern as well as check on the welfare of police officers deployed in the area.

He has described the security situation as stable and has urged all political players to continue conducting their campaigns peacefully. San

Among the areas visited are Santa Maria, Muchinshi and Chaba.

This is according to a statement issued by Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Come on Zambia we are bigger than this….let the man do his thing….am not in favor of any Politician but this is not ok

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    • Too much POWER has been given to Party Political Cadres who can bully the police.

      This is a culture and disease that started in UNIP and keeps existing today.

      And if UPND had to go into power, their cadres would use the same means to advantage themselves. Sadly ! Because it works.

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  2. @Anonymous. I agree with you. PF are actually so desperate to stay in power but their childish ways of doing things will actually hurt them in the long run. There is time for everything and all dictators fall eventually.

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  3. Lusaka times your reporting leaves alot to be desired. Even your spelling are wrong and the reason you report is not accurate. This is a decision taken by the competent police due to concerns over security. It is taken in public’s interest. The peace we enjoy is bigger than one party. Kz

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    • KILLING DEMOCRACY SO THAT U CONTINUE STEALING. KAIZER,IF RB HAD DONE THE THINGS U ARE DOING TO THE OPPOSITION DO U THING PF WAS GOING TO RULE? U ARE SO JEALOSY AND BITTER CZ IF EVERYTHING WAS LEFT NEAUTRAL THEN WE C ON HOW IT IS DONE. PF CAN’T DO ANYTHING. MIND U EVERYONE HAS COME TO HATE PF CZ OF U AND YOUR GROUP. THE POLICE ARE INCOMPENTENT CZ THEY ARE NOT ACTING PROFESSIONALLY ALL CZ U WANT TO BE FOREVER ON THE HELM.

  4. The point is that the president Today and tomorrow is scheduled for campaign in places where UPND was allowed were suppose to go.unfortunate UPND will do their campaign Monday.
    Am happy with the deployment of ground operation by Zambia Police.upnd has find it difficult to ferry kanyama violent gangs who are fond of cause violence.This should continue until 2021 .Now we shall see where upnd will be taking their violent political propaganda.Again those violent upnd gangs who think to challenge Zambia Police by outrage means please gun them down under overt operations and throw them in water for g.

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  5. That’s Lungu for you …this is what I said that he didnt go to the AU summit because he was waiting to see what Hakiande was going to do, it had nothing to with costs….the man is a weak leader worst leader Zambia has ever had..his juniors are spewing out tribalistic statements he is quiet the he will be in church on Sunday preaching to the docile masses.

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    • Ba orange be realistic,up’n’down as been talking about presidential cost, the trips and now that he wants to cut the cost again you complain don’t you think this is total madness at its best.

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  6. My work is done in chilubi. As the main strategist and election advisor I have worked long hours and sleepless nights to ensure a success. This will now be a walk over. Time to relax and tonight I will be drinking a very stiff whiskey. 20 year old whiskey I got from Texas. Cheers to the weekend. Kz

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    • @ kaizar Zulu. FYI you are being watched. We know what you’re doing, we know what you’ve done and also know what you’re planning to do in terms of intimidation, harassment or false imprisonment of innocent Zambians. Everything you’ve done in your name or in Lungu’s name is well documented. Your days are numbered.

  7. We need to get wiser at identifying fake or misreporting. All is in order. UPND will get a chance to campaign peacefully; no Democratic rights have been violated.

    No need to write long articles if English command is poor. Just make short statements of facts.

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  8. Well done Zambia police!!There is no way president Edgar Lungu and Kainde can be in Chilubi at the same time and expect peace.HH had all the days to go and campaign in Chilubi,but since he is a trouble maker and attention seeker,he decided to wait until the same days ECL is expected to go and campaign in Chilubi so that if PF & UPND cadres crash,HH would cry the loudest.Besides,HH knows that Zambians have proved that there is too much violence in UPND strongholds,so he wants to cause violence in PF strongholds too so that Zambians can paint PF strongholds black too!!HH is a danger to our democracy.Please kick Kainde out of Chilubi so that he can learn some good manners.its clear that HH enjoys seeing blood!!NO VIOLENCE IN BEMBALAND PLEASE!!

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  9. Shamelessly forcing themselves on Zambians.
    Having spent $17 billion on infrastructure, PF should not engage in such dirty tactics.

    Just show us how popular you are.

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  10. Ba Kapokola Kanganjia, you are biased favoring the ruling party PF making HH’s UPND visit worthless. Your time of reckoning will come each and everyone of you. Most civil servants will end up in jail for being unfair to the opposition & against applying the Law fairly.

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  11. What a load of b.ull! Each time it’s the oppositions slot to campaign, we get this nonsense. How are Zambians accepting this blatant misuse of State resources to trample on the opposition? A country that has a Police force brutally aligned to a primitive Party – a President that only dreams of winning every election at all costs whilst devoid of any blue print for getting the country out of the mess he created himself. PF sycophants on this blog have no aorta of shame while they abet this abuse by their cohort in power. Pathetic!

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  12. You are always on the wrong side. children near mikango whose houses you burnt are failling to go to school and you think by blocking hh you will win, you are making him more stronger. You should be taking time see what the ‘DONT LIKES’ pipo give.

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  13. @kaizer Zulu, what a wanker you are! You think drinking whiskey is such a thing. From drinking chibuku in Chelstone now boasting about whiskey. Toad face just go away please!

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  14. @Kaizar Zulu the danger to national security is you and Edgar. Let every citizen exercise there rights just you exercise yours.

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  15. Keep on fooling people Baba your time to cry miserably will come even Gadafi thought he was all powerful but alas time is the best equaliser ba kaizer

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  16. There is only one.way out.Vote out these PF.They are a disgraceful lot.You mean they can’t face HH fair and square.Pathetic

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  17. What goes around comes around it makes me dead scared when politicians behave like kids and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) together with the police behaving like the monkey trio of Hear nothing, See nothing and, Say nothing! The brewing animosity between plitical players over trivial behavior makes prospects of unity of purpose untanable for years ahead!

  18. Who ever is making these decisions is either someone who doesn’t understand human psychology or is set on damaging PF.
    A smart political party does not give their opponent such publicity and does not create a reservoir of the sympathy vote for its opponents. Who advises these people?

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  19. @ kaizar Zulu. FYI you are being watched. We know what you’re doing, we know what you’ve done and also know what you’re planning to do in terms of intimidation, harassment or false imprisonment of innocent Zambians. Everything you’ve done in your name or in Lungu’s name is well documented

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  20. If this reporting is true, then it is not only unfortunate but also a draw-back to our hard earned democracy. If Chilubi is PF’s stronghold as they claim so, what is this fear all about? Friends things change and PF will one day find itself out of power. These bad deeds will follow them and even escort them into jail and eventually into their graves. Seer 1 will not always be there for them.

  21. KZ, the gramma in your first post is equally bad. Read it again. If you fail to see the mistake, I suggest you stop condemning LT.

  22. PF and ECL are afraid of own shadows and “ will reap from what they are planting now” after the 2021 election loss.

    • @kaizar Zulu Nobody hates you. We just want you to know that intimidation, harassment, false imprisonment and torture of innocent Zambians by you or any pf cadre including ecl is being documented within Zambia and internationally. Just a matter of time. Count your days. One day you shall be answerable.

  23. Kanganja does not deserve the job he holds like the weak and scared PF government! Why not let HH exercise his right as a government in waiting? People see through this nonsense and no amount of rigging will change the results this time around. People of Chilubi will be decisive regardless of this injustice by the weak and useless police and the incompetent PF government.

    • WHOSE A SATANIST? IT WAS CONFIRMED BY SEER 1 THAT ALL THOSE IN GOVT HAVE RINGS AND POWER FROM SEEER 1. AND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE THEY KNOW THEMSELVES AND GOD IS EXPOSING THEM THEY HAVE BATHED IN CHARM AND SOMEONE HE KNOWS HIMSELF WHEN HE HAD AN ACCIDENT SOMETHING CAME OUT OF HIS CAR BREATHING

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