Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Desist from violent campaigns – Chief Chikanta


Chief Chikanta of Kalomo district in Dundu Mwezi Constituency of Southern province has urged political parties that will be participating during the August 12, 2021 general elections to desist from engaging in political violence.

Chief Chikanta said violence should not be entertained during this year’s elections adding that all political parties should campaign peacefully devoid of violence.

The traditional leader said this in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services in Chikankata district today that police should not spare anyone involved in violence whether one is from the ruling party or opposition.

Chief Chikanta said political violence discourages voters from participating freely during elections thereby denying their right to choose a leader of their own.

He said candidates should be allowed to campaign freely whether from the ruling party, opposition or even those who wish to stand as independent.

The traditional leader further urged all concerned stakeholders to denounce political violence before, during and after the 2021 general elections.

Chief Chikanta said those who will win should be respected because the Will of the people would have prevailed and those who will lose should be able to concede defeat.

The further stressed that those who will engage in political violence should face the full wrath of the law


  1. That is very true especially the UPND cadres. This time I will vote for PF and I will vote from kalomo. I want those fight because we vote PF to come me and I will sort them out.

  2. Hi I love to read the Lusaka times online. However could you please include captions when you put up pictures . It’s difficult to make out who’s who in the photos.

  3. The chief has no idea that the violence comes from president Lungu and his band of corrupt cronies. Two innocent people died only two months ago, because of PF violence. And the culprits are still on the loose!

  4. Those who thrive on violence have no chance. You will see how they will try to isolate this chief. This is very very bad news for those political parties that depend on intimidation and violence for their votes.

  5. Even dundumwezi has had enough of that evil baboon hh. They will vote pf in August. You cannot be a tribalist and expect to rule a nation of different tribes. Ulabeja

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