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Police Arrest Three UPND Youths and Detain Them After they Requested for Permission to hold a Protest

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Police in Lusaka have arrested and detained three UPND youths for notifying them over their intention to hold a peaceful protest on issues affecting their lives and the nation at large.

UPND Information and Publicity Secretary Mainda Simataa and Matomola Likwanya were arrested after delivering a letter notifying police over their intention to hold a peaceful protest over the disputed Gold deal with a Sudanese Company, corruption and poor governance.

The duo claim that police alerted their boss Nelson Phiri who instructed them to detain them.

Efforts by the Party to have them released proved futile and the duo are expected to spend a weekend in the cells.

And United Party for National Development youths have called on Police to be professional when dealing with members of the opposition political parties.

Deputy Provincial Youth Chairperson Anderson Banda said this after making frantic efforts made to have the two youths released failed due to that the officer responsible for signing for the release of all detainees was not at the office.

Mr Banda addressing journalists after visiting the youths at the cells expressed disappointment and said that it was evident that police were playing tactics so that the youths would spend the whole weekend in the cells.

However he said that no arrests will discourage youths from exercising their rights because they have had enough under the failed PF administration.

Meanwhile Mr. Banda said the Party is doing everything possible to ensure that the three youths detained are released.

“ Thanks to all youths speaking out on issues affecting their lives because that was hindering them from fulfilling their dreams,” said Mr Banda

29 COMMENTS

  1. Arrested for what offence? I pray that these officers are sued after the youths are released. If you are worried about your job, the best you could have done is just refuse them the permission, come up with covid as an excuse or at the very least, say you don’t have the manpower to be present at the demonstration.
    To arrest someone for seeking a permit? Kwaliba?
    That’s like being arrested for going to report a crime.
    Even some of us are now getting angry and want the PF out, all this stems from ECL’s directives. Please look at the the headline that says ‘Stop Harassing Me In The Night’

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  2. When unstoppable force meets immovable object. THE JOKER.

    I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE OUTCOME, THAT’S WHY DIALOGUE IS IMPORTANT. LET’S LEARN TO TALK AND FIND COMMON GROUND.

  3. When did notifying police became a crime? These are thugs in uniform to protect their fellow thugs, Edgar Lungu and his fellow elected dunderheads.

    The day of reckoning is certainly coming.

    PF must go!

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  4. If they can do this to the wood that is green, what about the dry wood. Luke 23:31. This is quote if from the Bible. Is Zambia a Christian Nation?

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  5. The upnd misinformation team is in full swing like monkeys on tree branches. Don’t believe that fake news. Those jokers were already holding a protest when they were caught. Every country has rules. You cannot just wake up and say today I am going to take a dump in Cairo road. You break the law, we arrest you and you face the law. Simple

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  6. Time is now. PF is now coming to an end. Youths this is your time wake up and change government. PF MUST GO.

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  7. Iwe Bu colour bobe KZ .What Zambians do not understand is why the same police that have arrested UPND youths have still not arrested the people who went from Lusaka to Luanshya to hold demonstrations against Kambwili .Who gave them a police permit to hold such a demonstration?

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  8. A protest of 3 donkeys??? Where was the “crowd” to show displeasure of the PF GRZ?? What a bunch of clowns. You think people will join in your s.t.up.!dity when the PF GRZ has just delivered another bumper harvest??? Fikakeni fi kolwe!!!

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  9. Dull Zambian Citizen, they were taking a letter of intent for a protest in the future you !mbecile, you can’t read?? How is it possible that anyone affiliated to PF is brain dead??? Amazing.

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  10. Meanwhile Akainde’s children are chilling and playing play station 5 and useless blind and brainwashed cadres are in the chukes. Next time, ask akainde to allow his children join the protest. Nonsense!!

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  11. Yes , this is the kind of news we need to highlight the lungu regime atrocities……

    BTW KZ

    Does lungu know that Zambians want to see accountability for the PF gassings and resulting mass murder ????

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  12. What kind of news is this? What did the police say were the reasons for detaining the youths. Sounds like half truths are being told here. Someone arrives at the police station to seek permit – immediately they are arrested and detained!

  13. Why do Zambians hate each other? It is not like whites hating blacks, but blacks with flat noses hating other blacks with flat noses. It is so wrong! Just abolish this tribes and call them languages. No tribes in Zambia and you can speak any language.

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  14. Police officers in Zambia have become very useless. Next year when we change power all police top cadre leaders must be fired and arrested. Where are the human rights? This attitude of arresting right people and leaving wrong people free is unacceptable. You gass people’s no arrests. You kill people no arrests. You steal no arrest, but let someone stand up and tell you the truth, you either arrest or demand an apology. Wait next year is not far.

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  15. Some of us keep records of you wrong police officers we will present evidence that will lead to you joining the PF cabinet in prison

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  16. Is thug Lusambo threatening Kampyongo too? Ka Stephen started being wise, we thought at nakakula, but kanshi ni la coward.

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  17. What happened to chiluba and sata should have been a good example from God why leaders should not rule vindictively but fairly. Unfortunately the same God gave us different learning abilities but the same punishment.

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  18. Nothing new this is the new normal under lungu. But remember you can only push people up to a certain limit before they react or retaliate.

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  19. you can see that someone is inciting the people to raise against the failed boma, so that they declare a state of emergency . they know things are not good for them. youths rise and claim your rights. enough is enough.

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  20. The youths should sue the police if indeed this is true. Not only through the AG but also individual police officers. Hit them where it hurts – their pockets.

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  21. The Minister anounced the oppening of colleges and universities then a few days later there is a planned protest by Students in the name of youths.How ironic !
    If Government rescinds the opening of colleges and universities then the students will have themselves to blame.
    The targeted protesters are most likely UNZA students .
    Please students think this matter through and do not be used by others.

  22. Opposition Parties are obstructive nearer general elections. For years silence and now they start heading up to March and protest on freedom of speak yet walk out of Parliament repeatedly refusing to use their voice there.

    Why do we have Parliament. Can opposition not join debates and register complaints by raising these issues? They spend all their time walking out of Parliament instead.

    To be honest multi-party politics is a curse to Zambia. We were on the right road with one party state under President Kaunda. Govt needs to tighten control and ensure these elements do not cause violence in Zambia. They hope to benefit from death and destruction. Evil…

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  23. BEING ARRESTED FOR A MERE INTENT TO HOLD A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION? DO OUR POLICE OFFICERS KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT FAIR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS THE BEDROCK OF DEMOCRACY?

  24. You didn’t hear what the president said in chirundu this is a directive from above 2021 they must go.

  25. @Patriot Abroad: democracy is being abused by the foreign elements who are funding opposition parties and CSOs. Western govts. are shouting democracy but their citizens and organisations are secretly funding opposition to cause unrest. KK warned us. That’s why Kagame, Magufuli or Museveni don’t entertain these characters.

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