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Former Defence Minister Richwell Siamunene condemns the behavior of the UPND in Monze

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Former Defence Minister Richwell Siamunene has condemned the behavior of the UPND in Monze during President Edgar Lungu’s visit stating that it has the potential to bring chaos in the country.

Mr. Siamunene says President Lungu has visited almost all the districts in Southern Province without any incidents and wondered why the people of Monze want to dent the image of the region.

He told ZNBC news in a walk-in interview that the behavior of UPND cadres in Monze must be condemned in the strongest terms because it does not represent the aspirations of the loving and peaceful people of Southern Province.

Mr. Siamunene said the UPND cadres in Monze only succeeded in de-campaigning their own leader and questioned how the opposition party will campaign if people in PF strongholds also retaliate.

He said Zambians must appreciate that there can only be one President at any given time and that the Presidency deserves respect from all Zambians.

Mr. Siamunene said President LUNGU has the right to visit any district in the country to monitor and deliver development without any disturbance.

Some UPND cadres in Monze yesterday lined up on the streets waving UPND symbols and chanting UPND slogans as the presidential motorcade was passing

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    • He told ZNBC news in a walk-in interview ..
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      That’s a once former defense minister doing a ka walking .

  1. Dear Richwell, please note that a Lawrence Tembo was killed in Kaoma, also note that Sean Tembo was attacked right in Lusaka. Do you think these are lesser citizens than others

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  2. Don’t provoce decent people just because you have “STOLEN” power. Why did Police in Monze District in Southern Province have pull down posters, chitenge materials and billboard portraying opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema ahead of President Edgar Lungu’s visit tomorrow.
    A check by a Phoenix News in Monze Central found all visible billboards pulled down.
    You will bring war if you keep on proving people.

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  3. “…..because it does not represent the aspirations of the loving and peaceful people of Southern Province…..”

    You think the people of southern province are happy at their leaders being brutalised and denied free movement ????

    These fakin PF thugs think they can do anything to people who have no right to respond in kind …..

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  4. Ha ha ha so we have leaders for people of southern province and leaders for other provinces? See @ Spaka. This is serious!

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  5. Could he have complained if they flashed fists as they chanted Pf slogans. It could have been headlines on ZNBC and other state tabloids. Its their democratic right even other opposition leaders meet people who oppose them and they never complain.

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  6. People of southern province are tribalists and we’ll show them next year, the leader of Bantustan party will only be campaigning in southern if seen in elsewhere…..

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  7. Why it is happening to Edgar the way it was happening to RB?
    RB was worse, the PF cadres used to dress dogs in MMD Tshirts, even setting dogs on fire.

  8. These guys who decided to cross over and have now found themselves in oblivion trying very hard to be noticed so that they can be re employed somewhere.

  9. That sort of nonsense can only happen in SP where the upndead the party of tribals reigns.
    Unprecedented behavior.
    These niggaz must not form Government.

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  10. Lungu should stay in Lusaka and do some work. People are sick of seeing him moving up and down campaigning wasting money. I think people everywhere should be doing the same. That way all these so called 3 days working visits will come to an end. How many people are in his entourage earning unwarranted allowances while civil servants suffer going for months without getting paid.

  11. We can’t win election from southern province votes only please UPND Leaders help us to gain grounds in other provinces otherwise we will not form government with this behaviour of cadres in Monze next year.

  12. Still taking refuge in wishful thinking you all UPND cadres. Swebo we are tired because Zambia doesn’t belong to Southern, Eastern or Coppelbet provinces. Richwell Siamunene is right. No matter how much you hate any sitting and republican president, respect the office he or she holds. Mwabeja bana badara.

  13. The people of Monze should not be demonized for openly expressing themselves. There was no violation of the constitution, there was no disrespect there, they freely expressed themselves. That is the beauty of democracy

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  14. ZNBC is abused to the exclusivity of PF, Public order act is abused to the exclusivity of PF, there have been killings in this country allegedly skewed to the opposition, I have in mind Lawrence Banda and Mapenzi Chibulo which have not even been investigated, these are the serious issues. How does shouting at Edgar Lungu in Monze to say we don’t want you to be an offence. It is absolutely not an offence, and there is no disrespect whatsoever. Especially that the man has failed with the Zambian currency being the second worst performing in the world. And the people of Monze should be clapping and heaping praise? Are you okay?

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  15. “Some UPND cadres in Monze yesterday lined up on the streets waving UPND symbols and chanting UPND slogans as the presidential motorcade was passing.” SO MERE CHANTING OF SLOGANS THAT ARE NOT FOR PF IS WHAT HAS RAISED ALL THIS RUMPUS IN THE PF CAMP?
    IN 1990 KAUNDA’S MOTORCADE WAS PELTED WITH A HAIL OF ORANGES, LEMONS AND OTHER FRUITS BY SOCCER FANS WHO FILLED THE STADIUM TO THE RAFTERS AS IT ENTERED THE INDEPENDENCE STADIUM. HE WENT TO WATCH THE FINAL MATCH COLGATE PALMOLIVE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS FINAL MATCH BETWEEN NKANA RED DEVILS AND POWER DYNAMOS. HE NEVER UTTERED ANY USELESS THREATS; INSTEAD HE WAS MORE CONVINCED THAT THE PEOPLE WANTED CHANGE. BECAUSE OF HIS DEMOCRATIC CONVICTIONS HE CALLED FOR AN EARLY ELECTION. THE PF MUST DO THE SAME INSTEAD OF PLUNGING OUR COUNTRY INTO WAR.

  16. One can get the idea of what being a leader is as one listens to or reads comments attributed to the likes of Lusambo, Siamunene and, Lungu sympathizers in PF. If the president is elected into office by 50 plus one percentage of the population we have to note that the 49 percent that would not have cast a vote for him still have freedom of expression! That one gets elected as president does not make them immune from criticism or insults! Leadership demands a thick skin and a big heart coupled with intelligence and tact.

  17. if theses imbeciles can behave like this in opposition, what more if in power. Those not bantustans dining with akainde, watch your backs,

  18. Some issues in Zambia,awe kwena. Even the assumed educated people are busy discussing and talking about a useless issue. Why can’t Edgar be booed? He is a public figure, politics is not a game of morals he signed for that. So, what’s the fuss about? The reason people would boo him is because he has failed the people of Zambia ( Monze)

  19. Former Defence Minister Siamunene also condemned the Monze incident. He said and I quote, “HH and UPND have the potential to bring chaos in the country.” Rightly said Mr Siamunene, HH and his cadre can stoop to any level to usurp the presidency! They do not care about the people nor do they care about the country, all they seek is brute power and they can pay any price to get there. Chaos, lies, anarchy, riots, they can keep the country burning for months for all they care! The concern, the messiah-like attitude is all a farce!

  20. The fracas by the UPND cadre was not a stunt, it was a pre-meditated action sanctioned by Hakainde Hichilema himself! Not quite shocking, it has been UPND and HH’s dirty politics to endanger the President by attacking him during an official visit. They intentionally chose Monze as the location because they think that they rule in the South and the southerners are UPND followers but they are sorely mistaken! Let me make this very clear, my Southern brothers and sisters also deserve good governance, leadership and development and that can be only guaranteed by PF and President Edgar C Lungu!

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