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Sunday, September 20, 2020

UPND and NDF go to Court to seek the Postponement of the Chilubi By Elections

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With only a day to go before the people of Chilubi go to the polls to elect a new member of parliament to replace late Rosaria Fundanga, the opposition UPND and NDC are seeking the cancellation of the election citing many injustices in the campaigns.

The UPND and the NDC have filed a matter in the High Court seeking among other reliefs, an order that Chilubi by election be postponed to 20th February 2020 to allow for a level playing field for all political players, to address numerous electoral malpractices.

They are also seeking to compel the National Broadcaster ZNBC to allow for equal coverage of all political players and compel police to apply the law equitably to all political parties.

While UPND and NDC are seeking the above reliefs , the two political parties have urged their campaign teams to continue campaigning even under the circumstances.

This is according to a statement issued by UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka.

Meanwhile, latest reports indicate that the UPND Camp was last evening attacked in Ndela Ward in Chilubi Mainland.

In the attack, the PF also claim was targeted at their camp by the UPND, two UPND members were bruised leaving them with cuts in the head.

According to reports, UPND Deputy Secretary General Patrick Mucheleka is safe and not bad, however the two members were injured with one very badly hurt and in hospital with one of the UPND vehicles badly damaged.

Information released by the UPND media team indicate that their members were returning to camp from their last campaign tour and few meters away from a mounted police roadblock the PF ambushed them and attacked them in full view of the police who did not do anything.

They said so far almost all the vehicle in the campaigns in the mainland have been damaged by PF attacks while the bicycles are impounded by police and their team now have no transport in the mainland.

But PF Media Director Sunday Chanda also reported that UPND cadres led by Party Deputy Secretary General Patrick Mucheleka have attacked a PF camp at Ndela Ward in Mainland, Chilubi Constituency.

Mr Chanda claimed that the UPND attack Tuesday afternoon injured a number of villagers.

“Typical of the UPND, they wait until the last minute to strike with terror. We are calling on the Zambia Police to remain firm and vigilant”, said Mr Chanda in a statement.

40 COMMENTS

  1. What Country is this? Why should PF and ECL be given preferential treatment? Why would the police permits be canceled because of a scared president? Why are police so toothless with PF cadres seemingly having more authority. Why should such things happen in a civilised society? Its unthinkable and every opposition party contesting need to be pretty upset and not allow such nonsense to continue. I thought the last place I was going to see this behavior by a sitting government is Zimbabwe, but alas, here it is on Zambian soil. If the biased courts throw out this case, patriotic Zambians should descend on Chilubi Island and stop the elections. IFISUMA FINE FITA AMENSHI. If PF think they are popular, why block other parties using thugs? This is absolutely annoying to say the least and…

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  2. This is absolutely annoying to say the least and opposition parties have got a right seek the courts for support. I hope the courts take leaf from what happened in Malawi.

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  3. The driver of unmarked car whose id is unknown, lost control after a Tyre bust. If the car was ferying cadres, where are they?

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  4. @Zambia in The Sun. The PF government knows it cannot win a free and fair election so they have to resort to using underhand methods to ensure victory. They want to ensure that they have more numbers in parliament to push bill 10 through. They are just a desperate bunch of thieves who want to avoid the inevitable but one day they will be held accountable. PF is unpopular among almost all Zambians except for the few that are benefiting. It’s a shame to see such kind of bundu politics in the 21st century. We have regressed as a nation. Right now I feel very embarrassed to be Zambian.

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  5. That car was parked and it as been down for some time now,why propaganda,if they want to pull out let them go and they have just seen what is there on the ground and to be honest upnd and ndc can not win the by-election in Chilubi.PF did not pull out in Roan by-election but why are these guys afraid of losing just face the ballot that’s all.Be strong and bold like Edith Nawakwi you behaving like mangwams.

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  6. Oh please pictures do not lie and your rhetoric should not overcrowd your sight. Who in their right state of mind would park a car as you claim for a long time right on the road in that position? That car has been vandalised by those PF thugs who must be reprimanded for the safety of others. Do not be in a habit of celebrating such violence otherwise you are simply perpetuating this horrible behaviour. Violence must be condemned regardless of which camp commits it.

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  7. These opposition id!ots are trying to disrupt an election they know they have lost. YOU DON’T WIN ELECTIONS IN COURTS!!!

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  8. America was not exactly right to hv supported independence for the colonies. The British and the French were right but they were too weak to prevail over the USA at the time. We cannot be dealing wth problems of electoral violence in the face seroius issues we need to sort out.

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  9. They want international sympathy and they want to make it look like PF rigged. Upnd brought violence of course and are trying to pin it on PF. These provinces never exhibit violence like the bantustan provinces, its been peaceful throughout.

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  10. In 2015 I said that HH had “ politiko buro “ that was well documented and intelligently mastered by UPND undercover maneuvers including GBM by then.Issue of political violence by UPND is strategically placed as campaign tool after thorough formulation.This is known especially to PF top notch leadership.HH has several black manifesto and a common person will be covered in black veils.In short UPND has all “ bad” moves.This fact has made UPND to wage a war with PF at full scale.Thank that PF knows the devil in twilight.ECL is ahead than UPND.There is a lot to learn about UPND thus when people will understand.

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  11. This is completely barbaric and unacceptable! This incident alone warrants a full scale investigation. What are all those police doing? How difficult can it be to police Chilubi – a place we were told is not big enough for ECL and HH to coexist? Why would people resort to such in their so-called stronghold?

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  12. When Chilufya Tayali produced that dossier during UNZA saga it was received with political demagogue in UPND. That information landed Tayali in court room though the situation was bad as Tayali was leeched by UPND villains at court yards.Anger was full on UPND scotches.The question is why UPND top followers dragged Tayali to court…? The answer is simple.Tayali brought to light exactly what HH is doing now on his political agenda.Tayali should not have published that information because it was classified parcel or info.Using social media and mass media HH has created political societies that believe in propaganda against PF forgetting that elections are won by several factors beyond his perception.Violence is in DNA of UPND.Chilubi is violence free that has costed UPND campaigns plans.

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  13. Looking closely at the pictures it looks like the car was just vandalized after it had a break down….very common in Villages…look they even opened the hood to steal parts….thats just theft…3 tires were stolen also…head lamps were stolen….these are just thugs…no signs of being attacked like broken windshield etc

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  14. Mr P – stop with the deflections and misdirection already. There is evidence of PF violence staring at you in the face and you would have us follow you down a mindless conspiracy theory rabbit hole. Violence must be condemned – irrespective of who is perpetuating it!!! By the way, I hope you have more fake conspiracies because the true nature of the beast is being revealed now without shame.

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  15. Its a clear sign that they no longer have any strongholds, why would cabinets ministers camp in a single constituency bye election and forego work that zambian tax payers pay them do. The election results in the ward election in mpulungu a few weeks ago as sure sent a chilling feel in the spines, thats why this bye election is do or die for them.

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  16. Only a sick high court judge can entertain this nonsense.Chilubi people are voting tomorrow and a regional party UPND and NDC want to stop it?shocking stuff.ECZ declared campaign period in chilubi a month ago.Why didnt HH and Kambwili go there to campaign but waited for last 4 days when they knew too well that president Edgar Lungu will be campaigning at last in Chilubi?Look HH,Chilubi is not monze and you Kambwili,chilubi is not Roan.Even if you camp there for a month,PF shall 100% defeat you!!Anyway,chilubi people shall vote for PF’s Fube tomorrow-period!!

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  17. We have been telling you , PF can never win any free and fair election. Not without MCS.

    That is damming reading when you see that PF has had billions and billions of $s to work with.

    The only thing driving lungu and his gang, who are all billionaires , is fear of the jail that will sure come , while his fringe thugs are driven by the need to enrich themselves like thief bosses……..

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  18. Nonsense . God Lord the Almighty country is going into the ditch. It is only you the mighty one who can Lead this nation through you powers, GZambia is a protected country by your Holy Spirit , Ilyo umupashi obe wasokoloka mu Zambia there is no any other spirit that can surpass your Love and control. But Lord show your self to this wicked Leaders, whose aim is to harvest where they did not saw . Serve you souls , the way you did to your children of Israel. IFIPUBA NGAFYAFULA NABAMANO BASANGUKA ABATUMPA . LET THE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GOD OF LOVE NOT A PRETENDER . AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU SWORD IS SHARPER THAN LIGHTENING. Help us Zambians . wentendekelo yamakumbi ayaloka imfula weulanga amaka nobukalibobe ukupitila mufyo tumona mukubako kobe . ishinalyoba lichindikwe umuyayaya

  19. HH knows he is losing in 2021 again and is doing every possible known thing to public sympath. Analysis has clearly shown that HH has held UPBD as a personal to holder thing and his eminent loss in 2021 means the end of UPND and entry into opposition by NDC. This is well known. The other day his sponsored media reported that HH brings Chilubi to standstill, what has then suddenly changed? PF is a well structured party with clear manifesto and agend, not a family and tribal party called UPND

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  20. @Njimbu. My thoughts exactly! Campaigns have been going on for several weeks now, HH and CK had opportunities to go to Chilubi several times. Why did they choose the time when they knew the Republican President will be going there to campaign? Clearly just to cause confusion so they can find an excuse for the poor turn outs at their rallies. It’s folly for UPND and NDC to think that Zambia Police have forgotten the threat to the ECL’s life by UPND and HH. This is the result of not thinking strategically by UPND with Kabwili their lap dog following blindly. HH and UPND need to get through to thick skulls that ECL is President of the Republic of Zambia and Eagle 1 takes precedent over their egos and self deceit.

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  21. The opposition id!ots are trying to jeopardise the PF numbers in parliament ahead of the bill 10 debate. Now whose interest do they have when they want to distabilising matters of national interest and due processes?? Why did they take violence to Chilubi???

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  22. PF does not want the voice of the opposition to be heard period! These barbaric acts never happened during the reign of all the former Presidents. All the tenets of a multi-party democracy have been killed. No wonder some kaponya is saying he does not want to be challenged as MP next year. Chilubi people wake up! It’s revolution time! Don’t be left behind. These plunderers should not be given another chance

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  23. Fake news. Mr. Mucheleka was on news at 19 hrs confessing that they are campaigning freely without experiencing any violence. Why is social media full of lies?

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  24. @Zambian Citizen, your myopia is uncontested!. Zambia is a country in the world and in order to develop as a country we need other countries to really maximise Zambian potential.You can support that PF thuggery, but the world is watching!. The next time you try to sell your copper, they will label it Blood copper and given that the so called ‘educated’ at UNZA have absolutely nothing to offer in developing the immense natural resources, Zambia will be in a far bigger ditch. Do you know that your great grand children will paying PF stupid debt they cant afford to pay back? Do you know what China is going to demand after we default? Try to think outside the box and think about future generations that we are destroying.

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  25. Let me correct myself..Try to think outside the box and think about future generations that PF GOVERNMENT are destroying.

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  26. When the UPND was formed the founding President was in Satanism you people who are following UPND blindly wake up, you don’t know why you wear Red as your party colour.

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  27. I see the dual grouping actually boycotting the 2021 polls.
    The level of maturity is becoming even more heavy and pronounced every election time.
    To much pettiness.
    Signs of losing.

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  28. For all intent and purposes we have PF thugs on this forum. The likes of @Zambian citizen who defend the indenfisible – some bloggers here even claiming that the opposition had a chance to campaign. The PF with it’s President always camp at the location of every bye-election and highjack all the resources. They claim the opposition cannot be in the same area when ECL is there. B.ull! How many times have the schedules of the opposition been cancelled willy-nilly after initial agreement with the ECZ? This is obviously always with instructions from ‘above’. A toddler can see that there has never been any level playing field with the PF. Yet some people here who claim to be adults behave so callously and show no aorta of civilised humanity. They are content on dining with the thugs…

  29. Zambia is not Malawi, Zambia is the new Nigeria. Those high court judges are waiting for instructions from above as well.

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  30. WE are all Zambians, Such behaviors shows weakness of a Leader. Lungu is Weak and we should take him to ICC after his time. Who does he think he is? Even dictators like ELBashir of Sudan is locked up. BA LUNGU think your Family not those Fools cheating you for their own personal benefit. You are an educated Man who should understand Democracy. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WRONG AND WILL AFFECT YOUR FAMILY.

  31. @Harold Muna you don’t own this space neither does your parent,so let all and sundry comment! Nichani problem yako,you just want UPeND dullards only comment te?

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