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Government condemns the people who jeered at President Lungu in Monze

Headlines Government condemns the people who jeered at President Lungu in Monze

Government condemned the behavior of UPND cadres who jeered against President Edgar Lungu, on his visit to Monze to commission new housing units for the Zambia Correctional Service.

Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya says President Lungu is on record and at many occasions, that as President of Zambia, it is his duty to ensure all provinces access national resources for development.

Ms Siliya says it was in his quest to not leave anyone behind that he was in Monze, not for the PF, his political party, but as head of state elected by majority Zambians, to oversee the development agenda on their behalf.

She says the Commissioned correctional service houses are an opportunity for young Zambian men and women of various tribes including those from Southern Province and employed by the ministry of Home Affairs to live in good accommodation.

“How is it, then, that UPND as a party, saw something totally wrong with this visit by President Lungu and sent bad mannered cadres to jeer at the President”, she questioned.

Ms Siliya said it is true that Zambia is a democracy and Citizens have the right to freedom of expression and protest however, as David Young, the American Charge d Affaires agreed with her last week, these rights have responsibilities and must be done in a respectful manner.

“Clearly, decent thinking citizens have all agreed that the behavior of the UPND against President Lungu was not just disrespectful to the Head of State and his office, the Presidency, but also extremely illuminating of the type of leadership, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema possesses, which falls far below that expected by Zambians, of one who wishes to occupy the Presidency”, she added.

Ms Siliya said this is why Mr. Hichilema has chosen once again not to condemn the bad manners and violence by his party members and supporters saying government has observed before that the UPND is the most violent political party in the history of Zambia’s multi-party politics and has failed at every opportunity to condemn violence.

She said this is not surprising as their raison d’etre is based on the Mapatizya formula, which is violence.

“We dare them now to change their record by condemning the behavior of their party cadres against President Lungu. Government has received many reports from ordinary citizens afraid to go through Southern province for fear of being attacked by bad mannered and violent UPND cadres”, said Ms Siliya.

She has assured all Zambians that Zambia is for all citizens regardless of their tribe and as such citizens are free to move freely in their own country.

Ms Siliya has urged the security wings no to spare anyone found harassing citizens for going to or passing through the Southern Province.

“Once again, Government is cognizant of the fact that a party in Government and opposition parties do not necessarily have to agree. However, that disagreement must be expressed in palatable and decent manner and must be carried out at the right place and right time. The onus is on opposition leaders to exhibit decency for their followers to follow”, she said.

54 COMMENTS

  1. Remember how disrespectful and mocking the PF was when Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda were presidents? PF has very short memory …what goes around comes around.

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  2. I remember how PF blocked with stones Mwanawasa motorcade at Lusaka west and chanting Michael Sata in 2006.

    PF must just swallow their pride and move on.

    PF must go!

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  3. There is a thin line between the working visits and political rally campaigns, these commissiongs, decommissions and recommissings of projects have become a campaign podium for the ruling party as a result newtons third law comes into play, working visits with hordes of ministers, party officials and regalia clad cadres, will only attract a reciprocal effect from the opposing sides, at these commissions have seen party symbols raised while recommissioning at tax funded projects and while this is at play the ruling party will even cry that opposition MPs have snubbed the functions, i think the reason they snub these functions is to avoid been drawn into a tug of war of raising party symbols at tax fund projects.

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  4. Let’s not forget how Dora in the August House flipped a middle finger at President Sata.

    She has no moral high ground to talk about disrespecting a Head of State.

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  5. Why are they not looking at the cause of HE being mocked? Or they are not seeing the “speck in their own eye…”? Christian nation, ati?!?

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  6. Let us also remember that some regions have been sidelined in representation the public service under this administration.

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  7. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to.
    Respect ba pf is for those who deserve it ,not for those who demand it.
    Take an introspection of yourselves ba pf. Look at the results.Look at the root causes of why the president was jeered.

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  8. Please tell your man to help us solve the boarder dispute between Zambia and Congo than lecturing us on things you don’t have any moral standing to talk about .

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  9. Here go again, from using Japan as donors of bicycles now to David Young.
    What is David Young have to with people protesting by the roadside?

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  10. If this government was serious, they would be condemning the Police and PF cadres who defaced UPND posters in Monze. Why should a government for all Zambians be condemning the victims in a multi-party democracy? Did the UPND posters block the so called correctional facilities the president went to commission?. Why are partisan sentiments allowed at these commissioning forums? Dont fool Zambians. Zambians know that the visits by the president to commission projects just before elections is a campaign strategy for the ruling party. It is indeed good that the reaction from the Monze incidence is leading to open display of the narrow and petty partisan behaviour from PF cadres. Apparently even some PF appointed ministers continue to behave even worse that partisan cadres. How can we have…

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  11. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Negro please! Sit down and shnt up!

    This is the problem when you have b00tlickers surrounding a president who now thinks he is a demigod or a dictator king. He wants to be Kim Jung Un where people throw themselves on the ground worshipping the Supreme Leader.

    What these cadres fail to understand is that Lungu is a servant of the people and the people are the bosses or masters (not the other way round). If the master is not happy with the shoddy work the servant is doing, the least they can do is boo him/her. The worst is to fire him with no pay.

    What a failed project this Zambia is! Instead of addressing the reasons why the people were booing, they are getting worked up over the boos books themselves. S!lly.

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  12. Dora when radio stations were attacked i did not here u condemn edgar lungu that he is a bad leader wat has changed now chiwamila galu ka koma mbuzi ikati ati ooooh

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  13. AMANO BA PF TAMWAKWATA. DONT FORGET WHAT USED TO GO ROUND WITH MWANAWASA WHO DID ALOT FOR FOR ZAMBIA THAN YOU WHO HAS BROUGHT MISERY AND KONGOLE FOR ALL ZAMBIANS. PF HAS SHOT MEMORY LIKE THAT OF A CROCODILE BUT VICIOUS. MORE BOOENGS ARE COMING AS LONG AS LUNGU GOES OUT TO CAMPAIGN. REMEMBER SHIWANGANDU TIME IS COMING CLOSER TO BAKAPOLI BAMUSESA MPOLO IMWE BAKABOLALA MUSHIBILA NSALA ELYO MWIKWITE.

  14. Where is the pf meadia team to shame a learned lawyers of mweetwa’s and mwiibu’s calibre to insist that the people booled because the police removed hh campaing posters and vitanges are we on campaings sure? the pf meadia team is sleeping.someone must awake it let them defend the party.

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  15. PF must get back to opposition. You cannot run an outfit in power behaving like you are trying to get into power. How do you lead while whining and grumbling when you are the ones with power? I even read some useless report about someone saying the opposition leader had “failed Zambians”. This without ever having been in power.

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  16. With all due respect Madam, Since 1964 no Zambian president has been treated like that in Southern Province or Western Province. HE is the first, the question u should be asking is why? In the mentioned Provinces u do nothing, the only time u show up is when elections are approaching. These people are just telling you to back off from your bad manners. They know your end of term strategy and they don’t need it. U should actually be the ones apologizing for forgetting the meaning of one Zambia one nation. Live what u preach

  17. KATUNDA PABENDI AND THIS RIFF RAFF KALILATA BWA KZ READ MATTHEW 7:12.THEY DID IT TO MWANAWASA AND WHEN IT IS DONE TO THEM IT IS WRONG.AND THOSE FULL LIKE KELVIN SAMPA ARE MOVED BY THE WIND. HOW MANY TIME HAVE THEY TRIED TO HARM THE OPPOSITION?KZ U DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA. WHEN ZAMBIA WAS BEING LIBERATED NAMWALA,MONZE DONATED COWS FOR BENE KK AND THE GROUP TO GO AND GET OUR INDEPENDENCE AND IMMEDIATELY CHILUBA WON WENT TO SOUTHERN PROVINCE TO THANK THEM.WHILE EASTENERS WERE STILL WITH THE BAZUNGUS AND MMD CAME INTO POWER STILL WITH UNIP BUT NOW THEY ARE IN FOREFRONT OF UPND.THIS HATE SPEECH HAS BEEN PLANTED BY PF ,ECL AND OTHERS.AND IWE LUSAMBO U WILL LIVE TO REGRET.THOSE JACKETS U WEAR U WILL BE CRYING IN A TUNNEL

  18. Do you expect people to be happy when they can clearly see that you are only getting richer at their expenses. There is too much segregation, there is no fair distribution of wealth and resources when it comes to developmental projects and employment. People only react like that when they are upset not when they are sponsored. Who can seriously sponsor such large crowds, don’t close your eyes, don’t blame the innocent opposition, accept failure, apologize and leave office please.

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  19. Ban UPND. It’s like s o?ding a child that has made a resolute decision to destabilise govt. HH is a Tribalist and secessionist. There is no secret to his agenda.

    The best response is to keep making gains in UPND strongholds for 2021. Whopping him bad, is the best answer to these booing descent shenanigans. UPND modus operandi, is rubble rousing, contradictory behaviour at every turn. Disruptive conduct in parliament, declaring open war and hostilities to the legitimate democratically elected govt of the Republic of Zambia.

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  20. Iwe Dora! Are you normal? Before Lungu’s Monze visit your party PF sent it’s cadres with police protection to pull down opposition posters all over Monze. And you expect to have Monze residents shouting pamaka for Lungu. Get real. Put your feet on the ground. Don’t live with your head in the clouds of dreamland. Count yourself fortunate that they didn’t shout Pamafi! You were there in 1990 when KK’s motorcade was pelted with oranges at independence stadium and yet UNIP had not pulled down anyone’s political adverts. If the 1990 incident is anything to go by, then I can safely assert that the writing is on the wall.

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  21. This government really has nothing to do!
    Whining over being booed. When we have so many problems to cry about!

  22. We have a situation where by a large majority of Heads of Defence, Security, Paraststal, Diplomatic Service, Civil Service at Director and Permanent Secretary come from four out of the 10 provinces of Zambia.

    Then they wonder why the country is divided.

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  23. Itd called freedom of expression mama. I’m sure you will recall it used to be there when you were in MMD but how it got lost in PF we dont know.

  24. I remember when Dora Siliya said;
    1. MCS was Homose*ual
    2. MCS was se*ually impotent who couldn’t satisfy her in bed.
    3. Raised her middle finger in Parliament at MCS

    What moral high ground does Dora have to today, other than chinja team ukolewe.
    Booing is not an insult.

  25. Edgar Lungu is the most incompetent individual to have fluked himself into the presidency.How can a man who failed to manage a small law firm and in fact defrauded a widow manage to run a country of 17 million plus? Given the sorry state of the country, Edgar Lungu needed to have resigned yesterday! So is the gabbage of Kapyongos, Siliyas, Lusambos. How did Zambia’s allow these incompetents to gain power.
    Now about the behaviour of UPND Cadres, there impoliteness deserves condemnation. But the central point is: They respect the presidency but not the current clueless incompetent occupying it.

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  26. Upnd is finished. Imagine the upnd of mazoka now reduced to a party of booing. I am arguably one of the best political advisors and election strategists and I can tell you that even if I was employed to help upnd win, it is impossible to do so even for me. They are unsellable

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  27. That lunacy by herders was an exhibition of epitome of stupidity. Akainde must be the most useless tribalist Zambia has ever produced

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  28. Disgruntled youths need to go to Monze and learn how to protest. SP people have been in protest for years and years. The rest of the country has no ma bola bola.

  29. In one province, they’re crying about Stolen Mukula tree, in another one, stolen Gold by PF Officials. No explanation from those authorityAnd yet no protest from the victims.

  30. Lungu campaigns everyday and has instructed the police to harass the opposition whenever the want to meet their members. The guy does not work at all. How fair is that?
    Booing is part of democracy for people to express their displeasure. How can people just watch when one part is constantly campaigning?
    Siliya’s language does not unite people; it further divides people. Just like Lusamboa, Siliya is a danger the nation. In fact, this government promotes exclusion of one part of the country.

  31. Just f u c k off if you can’t take it, we won’t miss you. We have our heroes who fought for independence and democracy they deserve the respect you want to claim. Mwanya even the little respect left will be withdrawn.
    Please whenever you see them just raise the middle finger.

  32. What hogwash by Dora and some bloggers here bent on embellishing the situation to their own perceived political gains. Nothing wrong with a group of people expressing displeasure with a head of state. They were not even aggressive or violent like the PF is well known to be, against the opposition. What hypocrisy! It is also myopic to relate this with the ‘commissioning’ of houses – something that is ordinary and does not require a head of state to do. But with his populist tendencies, he always wants to use these platforms for campaigns while denying everyone else the opportunity through the state machinery at his disposal. This was a protest about his general leadership and within every right.

  33. @ Madilu System and Sikufele you point out incidents that are very well known to have happened and this is where I feel let down by the media and especially the journalists who are so timid to confront leaders like Siliya by reminding them of such instances and asking for their comment on the same. In the past Zambia had celebrated journalists who caused leaders sleepless nights and when ZNBS had a scheduled live interview, it was a must watch! Who else remembers Charles Mando?

  34. The best thing to do next time is to catch lungu and just beat him. It’s called instant justice for the suffering he has brought on us. A$$hole

  35. The best thing to do next time is to catch lungu and just beat him. It’s called instant justice for the suffering he has brought on us. A$$hole

  36. Don’t take the Zambian people for granted bane! Chiluba once said Zambians were so docile that he could rule for a hundred years. What happened to the third term? even the almight KK new his time had come with the people he so loved till this day. You can be in office for some time but not all the time. Remember that!

  37. Don’t take the Zambian people for granted bane! Chiluba once said Zambians were so docile that he could rule for a hundred years. What happened to the third term? even the almighty KK new his time had come with the people he so loved till this day. You can be in office for some time but not all the time. Remember that!

  38. Alali ba Dora wesu, alali ba Lungu teba Kingi. Zambia te kingidomu kwati eSwatini. Zambia ni demokrasi. Zambian Constitution yalitupela amaka ne nsambu shakumiwela imwe bapompwe imwe ba PF politicians. Eicho ba Lungu kuti twabawela ngachakutila tabalebomba bwino nchito. Kuti twabawela ati boooooooo. Naimwebene ba Dora alali kuti twamiwela ngatamulebomba bwino inchito. Icho tulebawelela ba Lungu, mulandu wakutila, nibapompwe naba minisita babo. Ba twibila muno fwebena Zambia, bakabwalala aba. Boooooooooo…twabawela…boooooo … bampopwe aba bonse abena PF. Naba Lusambo mubebeko ati nabo bene twabawela ati boooooo. Nabo tabalebomba bwino nchito. Ba Lusambo baleke amano yabu saki, muchingeleshi ati thug. Baleke ukuchita ishu ama threats. Elyo teifwe ba UPND fwebalewela ba PF pa…

  39. … internet. Mwilabepesha ba UPND abakaele. . Boooooooooooooooo ba Dora….boooooo. Muleke ukuchita protect ba pompwe. Empo mpelele ba Dora wesu. Nakalebalika mukwai.

  40. Bushe the upnd posters were blocking the road to the correctional camp? Honorable you are not even supposed to be speaking of flashing party symbols being a problem… Question is when the president went to monze was he in company of people dressed in pf regalia or not?

  41. Busy washing underwear and speaking nonsense against practioners of democracy in MONZE. You guys can only stop the booing by the citizens once you start doing good for the country instead of your rapist leadership styles at all levels. Treating our constitution and its laws as just a collection of suggestions or options instead of following them as a rule in life deserves you being jailed. Keep your running shoes handy because 2021 is rushing fast to Zambia where we will clean you thugs out of office.

  42. Imbwa shabantu ba PF bakawalala, iwe Dora Siliti, nomba line mukasuumye filamba imwe na menomeno wenu. You think Zambians are fools and they can’t see what’s happening on the ground. Finshi mwacitapo mwe mbwa mwe since coming to power? If it was a coup de tant by the military, the PF government crew is supposed to be taken for Firing Squad for messing up the the economy of the country to such an extent. Muli fipuba Sana and stop threatening other people.

  43. PF, Dora are just full of drama. I was in SP, deep Dudumwenzi, and I’m not Tonga. This idea that people are afraid to pass thru SP figment of this imagination. Southern Province is very modern and advanced. As for Jeer the president, ask Kaunda what happened at Independence Stadium in 1990

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