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Disrespecting the President in UPND Strongholds:PF warns of same treatment to UPND Leaders

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By Alex Simuwelu

Our people in PF strongholds have followed very closely how three (3) Monze based UPND Members of Parliament led by Mr. Jack Mwimbu and their Ward Councillors disrespected the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu by refusing to meet him on his recent visit to Southern Province.

We have also noted that UPND in the area went out of their way to try and frustrate the Government’s development agenda for Southern Province when Mwiimbu and company engaged in disrespectful inflammatory talk and a general rubble rousing.

We wish to courteously advise UPND and its leader Mr. Hichilema that they should expect to reap a bumper harvest from PF strongholds of the inflammatory seed they sowed in Monze. They should expect to receive a taste of their own medicine – with an extra dosage.

DOES OCIDA AND OTHER RELATED CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS APPROVE OF MONZE BASED UPND MP’S AND COUNCILLORS DISRESPECTING THE PRESIDENT?

We are also keen to know what the newly formed “Civil Society Organisation” OCIDA has to say about UPND MP’s and Councillors disrespectful attitude towards the Head of State. Does their silence on the matter mean approval?

What do senior citizens Mama Lily Monze, Ompie Nkumbula-Liebenthal, have to say about Monze based MP’s mobilizing cadres and disrespecting the Head of State?

Is this kind of behaviour approved of by former Secretaries to the Cabinet Sketchley Sacchika and Leslie Mbula?

Does Archbishop Emeritus Telesphore Mpundu endorse such waywardness? Perhaps he will look the other way and try to put a spin to it?

What about TIZ, Action Aid and related Civil Society organisations?

Is disrespect of the institution of the Presidency “activism”
Their silence is deafening.

Perhaps they will they only suddenly find their voices when we return UPND the favour in our strongholds?

RELATED RECENT INCIDENT OF SIAVONGA UPND OFFICIAL CAPTURED ON VIDEO INCITING VIOLENCE

In a related development, our people in PF strongholds have watched with disappointment a viral video of a Siavonga UPND official who was filmed inciting people to beat public officers (including police officers) that will be conducting National Registration Card (NRC) mobile registration in the area.
Again why have OCIDA and other related “Civil Society” organisations have been mute on this matter?

I want to emphasize that PF strongholds are solidly behind His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu; we will photocopy the Monze formula and energetically use it against their retrogressive Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

The people and grassroots in Patriotic Front Strongholds are solidly behind the Government of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his candidature for 2021.

The people and grassroots in Patriotic Front Strongholds are against the backward retrogressive Monze formula of Jack Mwimbu, Hakainde Hichilema and his regional party.

Let them come; they will enthusiastically be served with a taste of their own medicine.

The Author is the Provincial Chairman Patriotic Front Muchinga Province and a Member of the Central Committee

43 COMMENTS

  1. UPND leaders are not allowed in PF strongholds , not even on radio stations in pf areas…….what are you talking about ?

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    • Out all the ruling parties we have had so far, PF has broken the record has number 1 whining and crying ruling party Zambia has ever had before and after independence. All these whining is nothing but as a result of bill 10 uncertainty, even just a little snub by farmers busy with harvesting, will send them into babish tantrums.

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    • Iam not a PF member nor am I a UPND member but this childishness between the two of you two parties needs to end. We want to put a mature party in leadership not people who will spend half the time quarrelling about respect and disrespect. There are very important things on Zambia’s agenda e.g.
      1 loadshedding,
      2 K16 billion Chinese debt
      3 Denial of freedom of speech for Zambians from Tukuta through to Pilato to all citizens who aren’t pro PF
      4Which criminal was behind the gassing
      5 48 houses
      6 Tasila fencing off stateland
      7 Ministers refusing to payback stolen salaries
      8 President Lungu dining with State capture suspects
      etc etc
      The two parties should be tackling all these issues instead of squabbling like schoolboys over who is more grown up and there who should get…

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    • The two parties should be tackling all these issues instead of squabbling like schoolboys over who is more grown up and therefore who should get respect. Respect? No politician should expect to be respected unless he ends unemployment, builds infrastructure educates the entire population and allows freedom of speech among other rights you have signed at the UN

  2. Do you also condone removing and damaging posters and bill boards for the opposition? What do you have to say about that? As the senior civil society ponder on the questions posed, please let them consider this too!
    Respect is both ways.
    The rate at which politicians are going is not health. Show tolerance as per the laws of Zambia.
    Was the president hindered in any way there? What do you mean they shall reap what they have sowed in Monze? Please calm down.

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  3. Mtonga awama m,coffin. And how do you expect vima civil Society organizations to say a word when, mtonga is sitting down folding s/he tail.? Bembas and easterners mukanya if you will vote as if you are blind.Tell your kids to vote wisely.
    Tribalism is real.Racism is real too!

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    • Do you know what the civilized people of the former Czechoslovakia did when they realized that they couldn’t stay together anymore, they just called for a Velvet revolution, no need for any barbaric thoughts, ideas and actions.

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  4. Can wht President Lungu went through in Monze be compared to physical violence that the opposition hv been subjected to in Isoka, Mpika and Kasama? Weren’t citizens killed in Kaoma and Roan (Luanshya) by- elections? Who has been arrested, let alone questioned following these killings? Whose number one job is it to ensure that peace reigns in Zambia? Is it the opposition or the government’s?

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  5. This massage should be passed on to non Tonga/Mukuni regions so that we vote on that line.To all Bembas and Easterners who support Bantustan party you’ll not be spared when the whip comes out of JUST IN CASE they win

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  6. Typical statement from a leutenant of a terrorist organisation. Was it ok for people to be killed in luanshya, kaoma, shiwangandi and injured in isoka

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  7. “we will photocopy what happend in monze”pf chair muchinga province. Lets hope it will not be amplified with stones by the jerabos. Zambia where are we going?

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  8. So PF in Muchinga has conceded that UPND will win next year, but HH will not be received by Yaluma and Kampyongo.

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  9. It’s said do good to others so that they can do good to you as well.

    So Edgar mustn’t expect love from people he hates most. He is not president for all.

    Until he humbles himself show love people of South that’s when he receive the same package.

    PF must go!

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  10. What a stupid article. “An eye for an eye “. PF should do better than that. I say love UPND, your enemy. Show them love in your strongholds. That’s what Jesus teach. Besides that the president must be protected by the state security. Not everyone will love the president. That’s why the majority votes form a government. One wonders if all Zambians know what it means to a Christian Nation.

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  11. HE HAS PRESIDED OVER A CULTURE OF DISRESPECT NOW IT IS CATCHING UP WITH HIM. WHAT DID HE DO TO HIS AIDS WHEN THEY UTTERED THE FOLLOWING
    “Natuka chita ka cikala…kalemona kwati ni ka President nako. In fact Ba (kakoma) Kankanja is very weak if I didn’t direct him upto now that ka cikala would still be enjoying the comfort of his house,” Kaiser Zulu was heard bragging before Kampyongo interjected,

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  12. Disrespecting of Zambian money by PF ministers. The youth warm the same will be done to PF minister in 2021

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  13. Respect is earned, not demanded. Lungu and his ministers steal from the Zambian people. They’re not worthy of respect. PF, you thieves, you bandits, you corrupt opportunists have sold Zambia to the Chinese and have looted our national coffers. How dare you demand Zambians to respect you. You thieves are now known all across the world, not just in Africa, as the worst African leadership of all time. Again you thieves. And NO I’m not a UPND member. I’m just a pissed Zambian who cannot just stand by and watch you loot our country with impunity. You’re all going to prison next year for a 150 years each. You bandits deserve no respect.

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  14. Good did the president cry? Did they hurt is feelings? This is awesome!!!!!!

    He can go to hell no one is interested in whatever he has to say.

    PF must go.

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  15. The big mistake Zambians made was to bet their hope with PF! The whole thing about school syllabus being literally instructed to teach local languages was meant to carve enclaves of tribes weakening the One Zambia One Nation motto. Bottom line the ethnic migrations and translocation within the country were being told to return to their tribal lands! No spirited opposition against Sata’s direction arose, and now the effects are being experienced! When one invokes the adage “Charity begins in the home” the interpretation has many facets and one which is understanding norms of ethnicity for the particular family before moving on to embrace others. Thus we all learn the family tree origins with its background history and advances. The PF has drawn Zambians beyond ten decades back and…

  16. How can not meeting the president become an issue. This is common in other democracies.
    If you think president is not doing certain things right, one has the right not to meet him as a protest.
    Problem is that we are used to boot licking those in power.

  17. contd…… embraces some remnants of colonial era behavior! The “Youth Movement” could be the messiah if not poisoned with politicking! PF has to have some skin. a thick skin for that matter as the onus is on the party in government to show exemplary restraint and leadership on all occasions avoiding being trivial! There is no law that compels an individual to throw personal rights to the wind at the behest of another person whomever that they may be. A heckler within limits where defined has a right to express themselves but where leadership fails the role of offering guidance, things tend to get out of hand!

  18. PF is a childish ruling party now ripe to be in opposition. How can an official of the ruling party be dividing the nation instead of uniting it with such careless threats? The job of the ruling party is to unite the nation and not threatening national peace by careless threats. If the allegation against Hon Mwiimbu and others holds water why were they not reported to police?
    To rule is not mere continuance in power but to unite the nation and rule it to the satisfaction of the majority citizens. Why are you afraid of OCIDA? You think it is a vuvuzela of the UPND the way these other parties are to the ruling party? Give OCIDA time, they will speak when it suits them.

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  19. Until African politicians realize that in a Democracy not everyone will be your praise singer, we will always have uncivilized people like this provincial chairperson.
    A year ago I remember watching the forest fires in australia on BBC, and the Australian prime minister was taking a working visit to the affected areas, we could see people refusing to meet him, I remember one teenage girl refusing his handshake on camera and bluntly telling him in his face that she was not happy in the manner the government had handled the fire crises, we never heard or saw the prime minister or any government minister cry DISRESPECT or WA WA WA, but he just went and assured the nation that he will do everything possible to assist those affected by the forest fires.when will African politicians become…

  20. Just to worn you guys from the north and East. Bembas and Easterners, the person UPND call Bally will fix you if the worn the elections, so you need to think twice before you cast your votes.Following the threats in the media from Bantustans daily, the wont spare any of you.It is better to work with the devil you know rather than the devil you don’t know.Its not that Lungu left them out of government deliberately. NO , The southerners are really very tribal and we know them.They have that tag in their brains not to work with you guys. .We had majority of head of parastals from Bantu Botatwe speaking group and heads of government institutions from the 60’s to 90’s and our wounds are still very fresh the way the treated people from Eastern and Bemba speaking people in government…

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  21. Just to worn you guys from the north and East. Bembas and Easterners, the person UPND call Bally will fix you if the worn the elections, so you need to think twice before you cast your votes.Following the threats in the media from Bantustans daily, the wont spare any of you.It is better to work with the devil you know rather than the devil you don’t know.Its not that Lungu left them out of government deliberately. NO , The southerners are really very tribal and we know them.They have that tag in their brains not to work with you guys. .We had majority of head of parastals from Bantu Botatwe speaking group and heads of government institutions from the 60’s to 90’s and our wounds are still very fresh the way the treated people from Eastern and Bemba speaking people in government…

  22. (Continued )………… and parastals especially Zambia Railways .The bembas and Easterners were never promoted. Tongas ,Lozis were promoted and given scholarships to study abroad.So bane, Easterners and Bembas dont think HH will give you jobs.HH nikabwalala first class nao.Ifi the tongas think they are democrats why hasn’t Upnd gone for a convention since their messiah was chosen to choose another leader. This is a tribal grouping and once in power, mwanya Bembas and Easterners. There will be no jobs for you.Just vote for PF again .We have worked with this people in government before.Its not that they have come to hate the Bembas and ngonis during PF rule, No.This hatred started along time ago.Hatred of Easterners and Bembas is part of childhood learning from their parents just as…

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  23. (Continued)……………. No.This hatred started along time ago.Hatred of Easterners and Bembas is part of childhood learning from their parents just as they are born that this tribes are not good, blaa blaa . Hatred is in their DNA.Going by what Sejane said , Upnd president should be a tonga that should ring in your minds that this people dont want you.They are going round the country mobilising people to vote for them but Ican assure you,UPND have got no program to rule this country. Uyo HH sold the mines and became rich and to the tongas he is not a thief because he is tonga.Imwee.Any way will meet on election day so that we isolate you back in your kraals for good .We need serious,non tribal people to rule zambia.Mark my words, though Lungu has made mistakes ,PF will still be…

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  24. ( Continued )……….We need serious,non tribal people to rule zambia.Mark my words, though Lungu has made mistakes ,PF will still be elected back in office .Upnd MPs are never in parliament. They are found at the courts.What a shame

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  25. Which ka president? There is no president i Zambia. As far as am concerned. If when u said President you meant Lungu, then u are misguided my friend. Cos the whole PF cabinet is illegal.

  26. How can a responsible government condone a political party official threatening violence on another political party? Why is this being allowed by this government? and they expect to be respected?!

  27. What is this guy proposing? Lungu’s going to Southern province was a PF affair. Why did you expect the other party to attend PF business? This Simuwelu is very childish. Is suggesting violence?

  28. So sad that such words should be uttered by a Zambian Citizen!! Anyway, desperation can lead to myopic perspectives!

  29. Although I am not surprised that nothing will ever change in SP, I feel pity for h².
    When we tell you that some people and all the upndead misleaders in this part of Zambia are extremely bigoted, you guys think we joke.
    Vote for upndead at your own peril. I have personally experienced the biased behavior of bigots in various sectors of society.
    When you talk about corruption, I have witnessed the worst kind coming from the likes of upndead speaking fellows in organizations.
    Vote for the deads at your own risk. I will constantly walk out on them as they walk out of parliament.
    As they continuously dig their own pit, through divisive behavior, its viva PF.
    PF%; ECL 100%, Patriots 100% Zambia overdrive 100%

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  30. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ZAMBIA, IS THIS DICTATOR SHIP RULE OF GOVERNMENT? WHERE IS KANGAJA OUR BRILLIANT POLICE WHO DOESN’T TORRARETE NONSENSE. I REMEMBERED THE MOVE ZAMBIAN POLICE MADE TOWARDS THE YOUTHS PLANNED DEMONSTRATION, NOW THIS MAN IS INCITING THE ENTIRE NATION TO START A CIVIL WAR WITHOUT ACTION FROM THE WELL EQUIPPED ZAMBIAN POLICE OFFICERS, WHAT HAS GONE WRONG MR KANGANJA.THIS MAN SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR INCITING VIOLENCE IN OUR BELOVED CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. GO BLESS US ALL ZAMBIANS.

  31. The writer of the above article needed to be arrested for hate crimes. He is driven by hate and ignorance just like most PF carders. A country going in the direction of the writer is headed for nothing but disaster.

  32. PF leave UPND alone. I am not a party cadre of any party, but this nonsense of PF always want to blame UPND is bad. PF you are campaigning, but your friends are not given the platform you say there is covid how fair are you? Leave that UPND alone. That is why seer1 is calling you cry babies. Now I know you fear UPND. PF please tell 1 loadshedding,
    2 K16 billion Chinese debt
    3 Denial of freedom of speech for Zambians from Tukuta through to Pilato to all citizens who aren’t pro PF
    4Which criminal was behind the gassing
    5 48 houses
    6 Tasila fencing off stateland
    7 Ministers refusing to payback stolen salaries
    8 President Lungu dining with State capture suspectsus on the following:-

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  33. Allow me to let both the ruling party, opposition parties members as well as every ZAMBIAN know that Dr. Edgar Lungu even though he is the Patriotic Front Leader BUT AS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, HE IS OUR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION and as our highest Office Bearer in this Country, he deserves RESPECT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AS A PRESIDENT OF OUR ONLY COUNTRY, ZAMBIA, as such I personally don’t give any RESPECT to whoever insults ELDERS WHO ARE NOT ONLY SENIOR BY AGE BUT EVEN THE OFFICE HE HOLDS WHICH DEMANDS UNQUESTIONABLE DIGNITY AND ORDELINESS EACH TIME WE ARE DISCUSSING POSITION OF PRESIDENT.
    ZAMBIANS,for now whether we like him or not, whether you voted for him or not HE IS THE MAN CHARGED WITH RESPONSIBILITIES OF OVERSEEING OUR WELFARE UP TO 2021 AS PER OUR CONSTITUTION. It is…

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