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Alba Iulia
Monday, August 10, 2020

Zambia Center for Inter-Party Dialogue condemns UPND Cadres’s conduct in Monze

Feature Politics Zambia Center for Inter-Party Dialogue condemns UPND Cadres's conduct in Monze

The Zambia Center for Inter-Party Dialogue has condemned the political intolerance exhibited by the UPND members and supporters in Monze during the tour of President Edgar Lungu.

ZCID Board Chairperson Jackson Silavwe says no part of this blessed country should be sacred to only one political party.

Mr. Silavwe said Zambia is not for political parties but for all Zambians.

He said the Zambian people have time and again frowned upon such kind of politics saying Zambia is bigger than any political party.

Mr. Silavwe has equally condemned the reactions from some PF leaders, members, and supporters that have threatened to reciprocate the Monze intolerance to Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND members in their perceived strongholds.

He said such acts of reiteration are a danger to the peace of Zambia and has urged the PF rank and file to exercise maximum restraint.

Mr. Silavwe said PF must be a custodian of Zambia’s peace especially being a ruling party and yielding state power.

He said the PF should take the high road and instead of anger, PF should show love, instead of intolerance, show democracy, instead of politics of regionalism and show National unity.

Mr. Silavwe has urged both the PF and UPND to deescalate this political intolerant with immediate effect and find progressive ways of resolving their long-held differences through honest engagement.

25 COMMENTS

  1. People from a certain Province will one day light fire that they will fail to extinguish. Zambians have been very forgiving starting from the none reaction from Mapatizya formula.

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    • Absolutely no offence in Monze, people openly expressing rejection of a President is not wrong at all, even shocked that ZNBC evening news on TV is awash with the non issue of Monze, stooping so low really. Non of the provisions of the constitution violated whatsoever. And by the way have the culprits who removed UPND material been caged or its like the Shiwang’andu story, where every election opposition helicopters are stoned with no arrests

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  2. I will never forget how PF tormented RB, everywhere he went it was trouble with their fvcking fists in the air!!!

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  3. Didn’t ZNBC and other pro government media say that President Lungu was given a thunderous welcome in monze? So whats the problem?

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  4. The problem with UPND is that they think Southern province is a country separate from the rest of the country. I wonder what happens when your HH becomes your president. God help us.

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  5. And the PF caders that attacked Sean Tembo right in Lusaka. Sean Tembo is less human according to ZCID?

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  6. Has ZCID ever commented on the death of the following PF members Mapenzi Chibulo, Lawrence Banda, Vespers, and I am talking about loss of life, and not just behavior provoked by removal of the boards of their leader of the UPND leader in Monze. Sean Tembo badly beaten right in Lusaka by PF caders

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  7. Moribund ZCID springs to life. Instead of promoting interparty democracy, they are busy commenting on things that don’t concern them. Public order act openly abused and ZCID is fast asleep, trying to wake up now with ECL’s trip to Monze

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  8. When people are negatively rumbustious at your sight, at least, you know where you stand with them and you can shield. The peril lies in people pretending to like you when they actually don’t. Needless to say though, as a leader, you won’t be liked by all – yet you should bear it as a parent does with difficult children.

  9. I can’t vote for under5, The day they get the same treatment no complaining or crying! The problem with always start a fight they can’t win. These people are extremely bitter and full of hatred. When we say HH is a child of the de.vil his useless supporters get upset. Tell your (HH) who cries K10 change to behave himself. And this id.iot( HH)who claims to have a heart for this country that he is a joker. We can’t want heartless people…

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  10. HH and Kambwili were ejected out of Chilubi during the bye election without violating any provisions of the constitution, and that was okay in the eyes of ZCID. Very selective, I am totally non partisan, just for clarity

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  11. HH is not allowed to mobilise, he is not even allowed to be on ZNBC, if he applies for any permit, the response will be covid whilst others are openly campaigning in the same covid environment, this obviously is hurting his followers, the man has followers, this reaction of openly rejecting Edgar is not peculiar to Southern province, it is the feeling across the country with the only difference being that the people of Southern province are expressive which is very good. Don’t demonise them, there is clearly no offence here

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  12. Don’t treat your leaders like small gods please these are just small mortals. I am told the non objective poor and lost soul one Bowman is already threatening, ignorance of the worst order. Democracy itself allows any citizen to express displeasure and that is what Monze people did, so ignorant caders masquerading as ministers should strive to sort out the unemployment issues, Minister of Youth comes on TV says we are working on youths empowerment programs concepts, in the ninth year of the ten year mandate.

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  13. So according to this moribund organization, it is ok to stay quiet when opposition leaders are thrown out of Chilubi or blocked from
    Radio stations?

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  14. By the way, just like with the youth issue, PF is failing to read the mood in the ground.

    There real concern with about the overt bias in regional appointments in public service and parastatals. They have not forgotten how those words by tribalist like Luo and Yaluma are endorsed by ECLs silence.

    Then whenever ECL goes to Southern Province, he develops an urge to speak down on HH.

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  15. Lungu and his PF colleagues are campaigning everyday. But the police blocks others to do so. They even use covid 19 as an excuse to deny others to go out. Does covid 19 only applies to one section, but not to PF? Is that fair? people were just expressing their feelings in a country which pretends to be democratic..

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  16. NGO of hunger stricken, where were they when journalists were being knifed by PF cadres?

    Edgar Lungu has reduced almost everyone to beggars.

    PF must go!

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  17. Booing is part of protected speech in a democratic State. Western presidents get booed all the time, and they know it’s part of the job. Only in Africa do corrupt ineffective leaders demand that you respect them, even when they’re stealing from you. I’m not a UPND member, but I don’t see anything wrong with what the people in Southern Province did. As long as they’re not being physically violent, they’re free to express their disapproval of the way the country is being run or mismanaged…and they can choose to do that by booing, if they want.

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  18. What is wrong with showing displeasure to your leaders? In fact the President should ask them why they are unhappy and they will tell him. Why speculate and live in utopia.

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  19. Where was ZCID when PF cadres were attacking UPND at radio stations in northern province, to the extent of assaulting journalists?

  20. These are the guys who are scared of speaking up against PF thugs who went all the way from Lusaka to Luanshya to intimidate Kambwili .They cant even talk about thugs who storm radio stations . These organisations need to declare the interest of their pay master party they serve .

  21. There are serious issues which requires inter-party dialogue prior to the 2021 elections which ZCID is expected to facilitate. What is the position of ZCID on the decision by ECZ to reduce the voter registration to only 30 days? What is the position of ZCID on increased nomination fees for candidates for the 2021 elections? What is the position of ZCID regarding favouring the issuance of NRC to areas perceived as PF strongholds? What is the position of ZCID regarding denying opposition parties permits to campaign while allowing the PF to campaign with or without permits? What is the position of ZCID when opposition representatives are not allowed to use public and other media to interact with their members and citizens? What is the position of ZCID when police are instructed to remove…

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