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MMD Wonders Whether the PF Government is Preparing for Civil Unrest

General News MMD Wonders Whether the PF Government is Preparing for Civil Unrest

The Opposition New Hope Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has wondered why the Patriotic Front (PF) led Government has procured anti violence machinery for the Zambia Police Service.

Yesterday, the 19th of August 2020 the Government through the Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Stephen kampyongo handed over different anti violence machinery which are worth millions of dollars to the Zambia Police service.

New Hope MMD Spokesperson Dr. Cephas Mukuka has described the buying of anti riot equipment as reckless spending.

“The New Hope MMD have learned with shock that the PF led Government has decided to spend the little forex that we have as a Nation on non essential products like anti riot machinery. We have retirees who have been camping in the cold at Ministry of Justice who have not been paid and the Government decides to spend money on non essential equipment. We this expenditure is reckless spending by the PF”, Dr. Mukuka said.

Dr. Mukuka then wondered why the PF should buy such machinery when Zambia is a peaceful Nation.

“Secondly, we would like for the PF to inform the Nation what was the rationale of buying such machinery at a time when our economy is nose diving? We ask this because the People of Zambia are known beyond reasonable doubt that they are a peaceful Country”, Dr. Mukuka said.

Dr. Mukuka then advised the PF to peaceful handover power next year should they lose like the way the MMD did in 2011 instead of using this equipment to victimise the people.

“One would have the impression that the buying such equipment might be a plot by our colleagues to reject next year’s results. We would like to encourage them to take a leaf from us and peacefully hand over power as we did, should they lose”, Dr. Mukuka said

Part of the anti violence machinery for the Zambia Police Service
Part of the anti violence machinery for the Zambia Police Service

39 COMMENTS

  1. MMD was in an electoral alliance with the PF in 2016. This is wht MMD signed up for. Now live with it MMD because u asked for it.

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  2. Mr mukuka cephas of mmd u ar jst the same like yo fellow bembas and nyanjas who are ruling. You are failures.

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  3. They are preparing to crush any demonstrations should the 2021 Elections be disputed. The Govt expects the 2021 Elections to be violent and therefore needing ZPS to put down the demonstrations. This is very sad and irresponsible. The Govt should ensure that 2021 Elections are peaceful, free,fair and transparent to avoid Civil Strife in our Country. No amount of Police Hardware will stand in the wishes of the People for change. The Govt should learn from other countries that the wishes of the voters should be respected.

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  4. The seed of social unrest has been planted int the country by the Patriotic Front and the name Patriot does not define the agenda of their party for the country . Whether it takes 30 years from, the fact is that there will be an erosion of peace in Zambia.

  5. While Zambians are worried about the presence of these ugly vehicles, personally I like it because these are the same vehicles which will be used to surround current ministers residences so that they don’t escape after elections. UWATILE IMPASHI NOKUMUBUBA ESHA MUBUBILE. ( THE ONE WHO INVITED THE RED ANTS WAS ATTACKED BY THE SAME RED ANTS), I LIKE IT WHEN I HEAR THAT SOME ONE WILL USE HIS EYES TO SEE HIS EARS WITHOUT A MIRROR.

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  6. There is too much indiscipline in Zambia today that has been brought up by the useless multiparty system of governance. Police needs special equipment to deal with political miscreants. Any serious government in the world has such kind of equipment. You have no idea of social unrest until you experience one.

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  7. The UPND will lose again. Unfortunately it will be a bitter pill to swallow and will not accept it. They also do not have anymore good lawyers to fight their case in court. They will therefore choose to go violent and try to destabilise the country. That is the simple reason the police needs this equipment . TO STOP UPND VIOLENCE!!!!

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  8. PF has not done the hardwork of selling its current crop of leaders o Zambians at large especially the intelligentia. They are beneficiaries of the hardwork of MCS who was actually an institution in Zambia before becoming president. On the other hand, ECL, Kampyongo, Lusambo etc, we have no idea from whence they cometh? Who they were before joing politics? These guys lack the charisma and the background to win a clean game. The only way they can hold on to power is through police brutality. Every thinking Zambian does not relate with these guys, they know it. I mean every Zambian who has struggled to earn their penny through hardwork and honest means hates this PF regime. HATE!

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  9. We no longer get amazed with anything going on now. Just one day, someone will wake up and realize when it is too late to do anything about it. Mismanagement is the reason people don’t see anything good under this government. Even good things turn bad when done at the wrong time.

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  10. This is the calibre of opposition in Zambia. Useless. One is bally the other is just a dreamer who stole money while in diplomatic mission. Always politicising things. Only those with plans to cause chaos are panicking over this equipment.

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  11. This is the calibre of opposition in Zambia. Useless. One is bally the other is just a dreamer who stole money while in diplomatic mission. Always politicising things. Only those with plans to cause chaos are panicking over this equipment. If you cause trouble the police will ensure you are dealt with. Their role is to preserve peace and harmony

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    • Steven Masumba should come and sort out this loose canon as earlier promised. The guy who completely misled and continues misleading his boss strangely still has energy to blogg, The Zambian kwacha still remains the worlds second most under performing currency in the world for a lonf time, and this guy is still in denial

  12. They will be no need for them because of the landslide victory against PF. We trusted them but they continue to break that trust by injustice and massive corruption. I personally would be disappointed,if the police stand with the people that have taken away their power.

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  13. The country needs this to control bantustan savages and unruly opposition clowns in the habit of causing mayhem.

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  14. Anything done with Greed, lust and Anger tends to self-destruct!
    Don’t worry, these machines have been bought at the right time. They will be used to round up all PF trouble makers! They have set their own traps very well! These are supposed last kicks of a dying horse!
    Talepita!

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  15. Anything done with Greed, lust and Anger tends to self-destruct!
    Don’t worry, these machines have been bought at the right time. They will be used to round up all PF trouble makers! They have set their own traps very well! These are supposed last kicks of a dying horse!
    Talepita!!!

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  16. As a retired Police Officer trained in the UK, I was shocked to hear Bonny Kapeso say on ZNBC Sunday interview saying when you find a Police officer as a citizen you should be able to say Good Morning Sir to the Police Officer, my issue is why cant it be the other way round like it is in the UK, A police officer cant be a bwana when it is the citizens paying him a salary. There is obviously need for retraining and re orientation of all Police officers. My fair recommendation is that this must change and orientation must start with people like Kapeso.

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  17. This is inevitable infact there should be even more security measures that has to be put in place. The reason is simple… looking at the current situation, whether PF or UPND wins…we are anticipating the possible civil unrest, because there is already cold war among zambians. However, all we need now is more than these police machines, but also empower citizens and educate about peace before 2021 to avoid what transpired in Rwanda. Zambia needs peace like always.

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  18. As I have said before; we are been led by fools. With the current situation who in their right mind would purchase such expensive machinery when hospitals have no meds, retirees have not been paid yet.
    I totally agree with this article.
    Guys let’s get rid of these thieves please in the name of Jesus Christ.

  19. If Pf claims is anything to go by that they are a popular government, they would not waste money on violent machinery displayed while majority Zambians are suffering. Any where in the world repression of people has not succeeded – freedom, justice and liberty wins – ask former colonialists

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  20. This is Government equipment that will be used against anyone who will destabilize peace, including anyone who will dare RIG elections…. What is POLICE and how many do we have in Zambia. MOST OF THESE POLICE officers will not even VOTE FOR PF. REAL POWER lies in the DEFENSE FORCES. Now this time around that nonsense of PF cadres taking over POLLING station and running away with G12 forms will not be tolerated and will be MET WITH FULL FORCE from the CITIZENS. WE SHALL FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY IF NEED BE and OUR GALLANT DEFENSE FORCES WILL BE ON THE SIDE OF ZAMBIANS and NOT THIEVES LIKE KZ. IN 2016 , PF still had some support but not this time around. THE WIND HAS CHANGED AND ONLY A LUNA..TICK like (FAKE KZ (Fired by SATA) and ZAMBIAN CITIZEN do not see it

  21. The government is preparing to kill citizens but has never prepared to prevent the effects of natural disasters. Covid 19 found the government broke and unprepared. People are being evicted from their rented houses due to non-payment of rentals as they have no income anymore. Many women rely on servicing clients in bars and on the streets for their livelihood. No business means no income. No income means they cannot feed their children and cannot pay rent. No bail out for companies that have closed business and laid off people.

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  22. @ Zambian citizens , for your own information , some top PF officials are married to people you refer to as BANTUS-TANS …… MILES SAMPA (fiance= NCHIMUNYA) , CHITALU CHILUFYA (MUTINTA) , YALUMA (HAMANENGA) etc. So you can see that the BEMBA and “BANTUSTAN” bondage is strong because we are all ZAMBIANS. @MUYUNDA , Please do bring TRIBAL LUNA..TICKS here. ZAMBIA IS ONE that is why UPND is gaining momentum in LUAPULA and NORTHERN.

  23. @ Zambian citizens , for your own information , some top PF officials are married to people you refer to as BANTUS-TANS …… MILES SAMPA (fiance= NCHIMUNYA) , CHITALU CHILUFYA (MUTINTA) , YALUMA (HAMANENGA) etc. So you can see that the BEMBA and “BANTUSTAN” bondage is strong because we are all ZAMBIANS. @MUYUNDA , Please do bring TRIBAL LUNA..TICKS here. ZAMBIA IS ONE that is why UPND is gaining momentum in LUAPULA and NORTHERN.

  24. Circus continues from one buffoon to another buffoon
    Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, is all but now a heartbeat away from being elected by the ruling Zanu PF party, to takeover the party and government, by replacing President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is going to be soon recalled by the party during a special Central Committee meeting anytime from now, Spotlight Zimbabwe, gathered yesterday.
    The Central Committee is Zanu-PF’s highest decision-making organ outside Congress and consists of 300 members.
    The revelations also come at a time, when Mnangagwa is said to have been reportedly warned this week, by state intelligence, during a homeland security briefing with his national security minister, Owen Ncube, that he risks facing a “well synchronised Mali-like detention or…

  25. They would have bought body cameras, bullet proof vests, side Glock pistols, walkie-talkies for all our officers but they chose to waste money on trucks that will parked all day doing nothing.

  26. This is what the Gassing scheme has led to the justified purchase of these police trucks. Secondly PF know what they are about to do next year hence providing this backup in advance for their schemes. The opposition know this fact full well so let them up their game in anticipation of this.

  27. Only a mad man will say that Zambia is a peaceful country, especially when seen in the light of elections. Why do we want to pretend as if all is well when evidence is there that cadres have gone to war against each other when campaigning? Remember Sesheke, Solwezi, Namwala etc. What guarantee is their that worse violence will not happen in 2021? Proactive leadership requires that you prepare for all possible scenarios. If the police fail to contain the violence, the same myopic politicians will blame govt for not resourcing the police adequately to enable them deal with violence or rioting. Do not bury your heads in the sand hoping that all will be honky dory. Opposing camps are pumped up and it is inevitable that pockets of violence will be seen during the upcoming elections. So, hats…

  28. Contd…
    So hats off to govt for being proactive and ensuring that we have peaceful elections next year. MMD and any opposition party that see something wrong in this should disband and go do something else. We want to come and cast our votes in peace.

  29. Dr Mr Mukuka are you sure you are in line with what is going on and plans you opposition are planning to do, you think PF is not aware of that.Panga for Panga, Mapatizya formula, Bally will be buried in 2021. Look and see mmmmm kkkkk kkk kkkk well done PF bring some more please and different ones.

  30. Instead of preparing for war by buying these Anti Riot equipment shouldn’t the Govt encourage all Zambians to be peaceful during the 2021 Elections?The Govt should make it clear that anybody caught rigging the Elections in anyway will be charged and fined for committing Electoral offences in terms of the Electoral Act. The Govt should not use the Police to suppress voters who might protest the rigging of the 2021 Elections. This kind of Electoral intimidation should be condemned by all Stakeholders. PF seems prepared to rig the 2021 Elections and look to ZPS to use this Anti Riot Equipment to suppress the Protesters. The stage has been set, the PF Govt has budgeted for a 2021 Violent Election and are determined to rig the Elections to retain Power at all costs. The writing is on the…

  31. When it comes to Rigging Elections the PF Govt has a Vision and a Plan. PF know that they cannot win the 2021 Elections without rigging. Let alone ECL knows he cannot get the threshold of 50%+1 vote. The only way for PF to retain Power in 2021 is to rig both the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. The PF knows that Voters will protest the Rigged Elections so the Police will be put down the Demonstrations. Hence the PF Govt has imported these Anti-Riot Equipment to enable ZPS to deal with the Protesters severely. It follows that PF is preparing for a disputed Elections. Cry the beloved Zambia.

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