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Chilanga MP Maria Langa condemns UPND cadres for attacking people with disabilities

General News Chilanga MP Maria Langa condemns UPND cadres for attacking people with disabilities

Chilanga Member of Parliament Maria Langa has appealed to leaders to accommodate and engage senior citizens through dialogue and not violence.

Ms. Langa says opposition political party leaders, who aspire to lead the country one day, must be welcoming to all kinds of people.

Ms. Langa was speaking when she visited the house of Mirriam Kasoleka who was allegedly attacked by the UPND at the residence of party leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Ms. Langa, who condemned the attack, said people with disabilities who visited the opposition leader’s house were merely taking a petition in a peaceful manner and did not deserve to be attacked.

She said Bill 10 seeks to address the unfortunate incidents that people living with disabilities face that needs to be supported by all well-meaning Zambians.

And Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities – ZAPD Treasurer Sanny Zaranyika, who was part of the entourage that went to present a petition to Mr. Hakainde’s residence, said he was shocked by the opposition leader who did not give them an opportunity to be heard but instead attacked them.

Meanwhile, Mirriam Kasoleka’s Neighbor Joyce Phiri, who was also part of the entourage said the opposition leader was expected to welcome the elderly women to hear their views but were shocked by the reception.

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  1. Madam, we have covid 19 now. Also kwacha is sprinting to 20 kwacha, inflation figures are competing with appollo 11 going to the moon, we don’t have reserves any more, jobs are non existence for our youths, and all you can focus on is an opposition political party. Start working, you are running out of time

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  2. Get your facts right madam and stop peddling lies! You should be condemning those who were trying to use the disabled to support Bill 10! Our Current Constitution already provided for the disabled, youths and women! The question is: Of the 8 nominations a president is allowed to make, how many disabled people were nominated and are serving in the current cabinet? If we can’t follow the law as it is, what makes people think we can follow Bill 10 when it’s law? Moreover, we should all condemn people who want to sink so low to take dirty politics to someone’s house! That was CRIMINAL TRESPASS for which they should have been locked up, disabled or not! Disability is no license to commit crime! Grow up!

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  3. As always it seems everyone in the PF is devoid of information. There poor old woman was lied to that she was going to receive money typical of PF lies ever since they took over. Thank you Linda kasonde for clarifying on the inclusion of the disabled in the current constitution already.

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  4. Bo HH you must condemn your cadres who did this…. why are you so quiet on this? We are now concluding that its you who sent them. I have also noted that you have never reprimanded at any time your cadres whenever they are wrong. What kind of a leader are you? Thats why many of us who thought you could be an alternative are now doubting you. I think you can be so worse when you become President of Zambia. I cant vote for your Sir.

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  5. To the disabled people attacked by the upnd thugs, we would like to apologise on hh’s and upnds behalf. We know that he is an arrogant small boy who will never accept he has done wrong . The pf party is here to help kz

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    • When PF loses elections next year, they disappear into oblivion FASTER than MMD. Within a year after next year’s loss, they will be buried. People like Kz and others will be begging to join the new ruling party like prostitutes do

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  6. The difference between UPND and PF is that UPND are trendsetters/initiators/innovators while PF are laggards, look at this UPND met madam kasoleka with her brother and her granddaughter for them to get facts on what transpired, but for PF all they take is myths look who was talking for madam kasoleka its a “neighbor” and a ZAPD treasury(zacheus) . sometimes you wonder who is the ruling and opposition party between the 2, because PF is always playing opposition to UPND, let them just hold on for a few months for them to fulfill the role of opposition.

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  7. Whether you are physically disabled like Mirriam or are mental retard like Langa, Kaizer or Luo, don’t come to my house to petition, otherwise kunya bebele!

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  8. Whether you are physically disabled like Mirriam or are mental retard like Langa, Kaizer or Luo, don’t come to my house to petition ifyabupuba, otherwise kunya bebele!

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  9. MADAM,DON’T START EXPRESSING YOUR DULLNESS OR IGNORANCE CZ U SHOULD SEAT AND REASON. GET FACTS RIGHT. THEY WANTED TO SEE HH SO THAT HE DOES WHAT FOR THEM? Y, NOT GO TO HIS SECRETARIAT NOT HIS HOME?TO,U IS THIS NOT TRESSPASS? REMEMBER,THAT DR. NEVERS MUMBA WAS CHARGED FOR HIM TO GO TO ZNBC. AND,DID U HEAR HOW STUPID AND FOOLISH YOUR PEOPLE DID FROM PF?THEY LIED TO THEM THAT THEY WILL BE GOING FOR A SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER BUT ONLY TO BE TAKEN TO SOMEONES HOUSE SO THAT U PROVE TO PEOPLE THAT HH IS A BAD MAN. NO!!!!!! HH,ACCEPTS AND DOES MORE COMMUNITY WORKS THAN SOME OF YOUR SELF ACCLAIMED HONOURABLES. EVERY YEAR HE TAKES 2,000 PEOPLE TO SCHOOL FROM HIS OWN SWEAT AND HARD EARNED CASH. NOT,EVEN HIS OWN BULULUS BUT POOR PEOPLE.TRYING,TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT HE IS NOT A GOOD PERSON GOD WILL CONTINUE…

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  10. Someone tell this not so honourable minister to sh.ut the f.uck up. Zambia has bigger issues than this please

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  11. HH can not rule he as no guts to rule this country, he cant even smile were on earth and I wonder why some people support ru***sh. This gay is suffering from comorbidity.

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  12. Madam honestly in times of covid u r still playing games.

    Madam be fair.

    who ever imagined that this virus could infect prince Charles.

    U too, can be a victim.

    As a leader and servant of the people, mobilize your constituency to fight covid.

  13. The Disabled went to protest at state house last year and were savagely beaten, dragged around and hounded out of statehouse. There was no out cry from some sections of the members of the public except UPND. The Disabled should have gone to Chawama house fro president Lungu who is head state of the nation to present their petition. Going to a private house of a leader of a political party will not yield any results other than being hounded out of premises. PF to blame for all the suffering of the disabled people in Zambia.

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  14. These are the MPs who vote themselves out of Parliament. As a Lawmaker, you should know that that provision in Bill 10 is redundant because the current Constitution already provides for the disabled, the youths and women. It’s one thing to have the Law but you need morals to follow the Rules of Law. It’s worrying that we have MPs who are too ignorant of the Law of the Land. It would be prudent to upgrade the qualifications for one to stand as MP. At least a Law degree should be the minimum qualification for MP. Grade 12 dropouts don’t know the Law and are easily bought!

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