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Beating of Zambia Police Officers by Suspected UPND cadres saddens SACCORD

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The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is disheartened and regrets the acts of violence witnessed on commemorating Youth Day between suspected cadres belonging to the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and officers from the Zambia Police Service (ZPS).

In a statement, SACCORD, Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says it is extremely concerned with what appears to be an increasing culture of disrespect and intolerance on the mandates of stakeholders in the governance process of the country.

“One may not always agree with the ZPS, however, it is disturbing to see citizens or cadres beat up ZPS officers and thereby send a wrong message to the public that when in disagreement with law enforcement officers it is okay to exchange punches,” he said.

He added that the usage of violence through physical force for anyone stakeholder to get what they want does not help Zambia’s democracy or peace in any way as the results tend to be injury and harm to people.

“This is evidenced by the injury to both the police officers and suspected UPND cadres which results in trauma on their part.”

He has since appealed to political party leaders in the country to prevail over their cadres to desist from engaging in acts of violence and to ensure that they respect the mandate of all stakeholders in the governance process of the country.

“We hope that the disturbing scenes witnessed on the Copperbelt will not repeat themselves as the nation builds momentum towards the 2021 general elections. We also appeal to the ZPS and opposition political parties to dialogue and address any misunderstandings peacefully as conflicts can become violent conflicts when there are not enough platforms for dialogue and disagreement.”

43 COMMENTS

  1. The police attacked UPND youths because they were wearing red while leaving PF thugs to March freely wearing their PF regalia………

    We saw the videos…….

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  2. The police killed two innocent Zambians – nobody has gone to jail for that, no government official has lost their job. But now the world is too small when UPND youths defended themselves against police attack! You really have no shame, PFakers?

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  3. And these are the thugs who think they can rule this peaceful Christian nation. The police are very kind hearted because if it was me, as a karate black belt, I would have unleashed some dirty round kicks and slaps on them. This is madness from upnd. Can the police go after these disrespectful clowns

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  4. STOP LYING ABOUT YOUR BLACK BELT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND WE ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION IT IS A NATION OF MANY THIEVES
    YOUR BIBLE IF YOU HAVE EVER READ IT SAYS THOU SHALL NOT STEAL !!
    NOW TELL ME WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION ???????????????????
    HOWEVER IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE WILL LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD

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  5. AND WHILST HERE WHY WONT THE PF ALLOW THE PRESIDENT TO HAVE A NATIONAL DEBATE
    2 OTHERS PARTYS HAVE ALREADY SHOWN INTEREST

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  6. NATIONAL DEBATE!

    WHAT IF THE SUBJECTS ARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND NATIONAL DEBT WHAT SHALL hh offer?
    AND WHERE SHALL HE GET MONEY FOR MORE Infrastructure?

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  7. #7  Luapula Premier 
    March 18, 2021 At 11:08 am

    ” NATIONAL DEBATE!

    WHAT IF THE SUBJECTS ARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND NATIONAL DEBT WHAT SHALL hh offer?
    AND WHERE SHALL HE GET MONEY FOR MORE Infrastructure?…”

    Ruling is not just about using borrowed money for roads and buildings ……..

    Any person in the streets can use borrowed money for infrastructure……

    People need jobs……you dull.ards

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  8. Useless PF cadre police that are killing opposition supporters should have been beaten to death so they start to work as prescribed by the constitution and not corrupt Lungu. When a legitimate, non puppet and clean government is formed, the police force and judicial systems are some of the organs that will need sanitized because Lungu has planted thugs in there that you don’t know who’s real a true servant of Zambia and who’s just a cadre working for dirty corrupt Lungu and his bunch of thugs. Good lord may coronavirus locate these enemies of Africa and its people.

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  9. Kaizar Zulu, with cooked lungs cannot even hold his own zwambo, so how is this clown going to hold a green belt? I can just slap this useless gumugumu and he will be pooping over his pants. Kaizar Zulu needs to shut his filthy mouth on this forum because he is irrelevant and I can smell his disgusting butt even online. Dude is a worthless thug.

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  10. There’s need for security to be tightened as the nation approaches the elections. You cannot tolerate such unruly behaviour from hooligans.

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  11. This is just not supposed to happen, politicization of the police is the cause of all this, who ever was responsible for sending these thugs should be caged and throw away the key, we don’t need violence, we have enough problems already

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  12. The police are the real thugs. Citizens have had enough and are standing up for themselves against Lungu’s PF cadres that are now wearing the once respected Zambian police uniform. Unless you are a clueless PF clown sympathizer, you will be here condemning these citizens that have had enough abuse from these cadres. I say kudos to the upnd for finally standing their ground. Lungu is the real evil crook that is constantly destroying Zambia and these useless cadres posing as police are no police. Don’t be fooled.

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  13. PFCriminalsDontOwnZambia
    THE PRESIDENT IS GOING WITH THE PF >> THEY WASTING THEIR BUCKS ON THE COPPERBELT WHICH IS ALREADY WITH THE OPPOSITION
    PANIC NOT ZAMBIA WILL BE SAVED
    I WONT ANSWER LUAPULA PRMIER IT ALREADY BE SAID >>>>>>>>>

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  14. This is what happens when you have hyenas in the opposition. All they are interested in is to go to state house they don’t care about the state of the nation now. When opposition leaders are so desperate they insult they unleash lawlessness and insults with impunity. This level of selfishness explains why these desperate souls will never dislodge PF from power. Unless we have credible leaders with integrity. No these clueless chaps who pretend to know what they don’t know.

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  15. AUGUST 21
    HISTORY WILL RECORD GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE SPENT MORE THE ANY OF THE PREVIOUS
    ALSO IT WOULD HAVE CREATED MORE DEBT AND ANY OTHERS
    IT WILL ALSO BE RECORDED THAT IT BROUGHT RECORD CORRUPTION TO ALL DEPARTMENTS
    IT WILL ALSO BE KNOWN TO BE THE MOST UNDEMOCRACTIC SINCE KAUNDA
    AND ONE THAT TRIED SO CENSOR SOCIAL MEDIA
    IF YOU NEED MORE LET ME KNOW
    AND THIS IS THE GOVERNMENT WE WANT ???
    ARE WE CRAZY OR JUST BACKWARD ???

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  16. What prompted UPND Youths to beat up the Police?Boniface Cheembe should tell us why the Police provoked the Youths? To be respected by these Youths ZPS must respect the Youths’ Human Rights. When PF Cadres beat up the Police at their H/Q did Cheembe condemn the PF Cadres? When ZPS shot and killed Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda did Cheembe condemn them? ZPS has been politicised by PF and hence the Public has very low trust and confidence in ZPS. The PF Police is always persecuting the Opposition while protecting PF. That’s problem with ZPS.

  17. @Kelvin d Mulenga, please take your head out of the horse’s butt hole. Are you out of your mind? If everything is so rosy in Zambia, what are you doing in xenophobia South Africa? You ain’t got no blue passport like me. Listen PF has destroyed Zambia. Your relatives are suffering with $27 billion ransom on their heads. Your children will suffer the consequences of PF’s corruption and you are here talking nonsense? It’s to be strong trying to sound smart but it’s another thing to be ignorant and damn. You are damn. Save us from your lunacy.

  18. Chi big nose Kaizar Zulu is silent, is he involved in a car wreck? That would be some good riddance justice. These evil criminals don’t deserve mercy.

  19. ALL THE BETTER TO SMELL YOU WITH SAID THE WOLF BEFORE LOOTING RED RIDING HOODS LUNCH BOX !!
    SO FABLES DO COME TRUE ??

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  20. There is no justification on beating a police officer. Whether done by PF or UPND cadre. No sane person can justify criminality. If for some reasons you find yourself justifying the beating of a police officer, you need your head examined at Chainama Hills Mental Hospital. In the same breath, the police are not justified to beat or even kill any person.

  21. REASON LOGICALLY ALL YOU WANT BUT IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT LISTEN THEN YOU CAN
    EXPECT SUCH COMMENT
    MARK MY WORDS THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICE BERG
    ITS SAD BUT THAT IS THE REALITY IN AFRICAN POLITICS

  22. @Kizito, please go wipe your anus before you see fit to have a conversation with me. I’m not your level bro. Stay in your lane.

  23. PLEASE WHEN WE CHECK ON WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT MATERIAL DAY, WE WILL DISCOVER THAT THE POLICE WORKED UNPROFESSIONALLY. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO PROVOKED THE OPPOSITION YOUTHS WHO WERE MARCHING TO THEIR SECRETARIATE. IF THE POLICE DID NOT BLOCK THE CHILDREN, NOTHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN OF THAT SORT.

    WHEN YOU ARE IN UNIFORM AND ARE WORKING FOR THE ZAMBIANS PLEASE BE FAIR AND NOT FAVORITISM. SOON THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SO CALLED OF THE DAY WILL BE OUT AND YOU SHALL REMAIN WITH SHAME.

  24. ZPS must realise that these Youths are unemployed, Hungry and Angry so ZPS should be careful not to Provoke them during this tense Election Period. ZPS should respect Rule of Law and Human Rights and they must avoid applying laws selectively. The Confidence in ZPS among the Public is very low so ZPS must reform so that the Public can regain their trust and confidence in them.

  25. “There is no justification beating up a police officer” says Matumbo. Well it IS if that police officer has beating you up first without any reason, like in this case. Zambian police, besides being the most corrupt in the world, know they can get away with murder (they killed two innocent citizens last month and guess what nobody has gone to jail) because the president will bless their freedom. Why can’t these police officers beat up KZ, to see what his so called black belt is worth?

  26. @ NoCorruptionZambia. Exactly. Big nose Kaizar is all talk. B!tch is weak and rushes to brandishing an empty gun when in confrontation in which he is always wrong. He is weak and I bet his wife tells him to bend over so his garden boy can service him because he is a wimp. Don’t buy into this crappy tough talk. Dude is weak.

  27. Kaizar Zulu you should call me if you want to meet up. I want to see how your green belt handles real men. Here’s my number I’m around. Forget google maps. I’m right here in Zambia.
    97 7779343 or 95 5889920

  28. We saw the videos. While PF cadres could march anywhere on Youth day, UPND youths were being harassed for commemorating the same day. How ironic that you can send State Police cadres to abuse youths on YOUTH DAY. Then you mourn about it because they tried to defend themselves.

  29. BOTHE PF AND UPND YOUTHS WENT TO MARCH ON YOUTH DAY BUT THE POLICE IGNORED THE PF YOUTHS AND CONCENTRATED THEIR EFFORTS ON THE UPND YOUTHS, WHY? SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF THE LAW!!! SHAME.

  30. If a rogue ZPS attacks u does it mean you must turn another cheek to get slapped by the PF ZPS? ZPS provoked these Youths by stopping them to celebrate the Youth Day. ZPS is partisan and uses selective application of law to punish the UPND Youths. As 2021 Election Campaigns intensify we shall see how the PF ZPS behave towards the Opposition Parties? The problem is that ZPS is politicised. Can ZPS reform? That remains to be seen.

  31. Cheembe is a pee efu cadre and you don’t expect any sensible dialogue from him. He eats crumbs from the high table and therefore he is a broken record. There is nothing meaningful that his NGO has done for Zambia. He is a vuvuzela for pee efu!

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