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Police arrest 6 PF members in Chifubu Constituency protest

Headlines Police arrest 6 PF members in Chifubu Constituency protest

Patriotic Front (PF) members in Ndola’s Chifubu constituency yesterday morning protested to register their displeasure on the decision by the party’s central committee to adopt Dorothy Nachilongo as the parliamentary candidate for the 2021 general election.

The protests resulted into the arrest of six people.

Copperbelt Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi has disclosed that the six people included former Fibobe ward councilor Kondwani Winga, who applied for adoption as MP on the party ticket but was left out.

“We have apprehended six people in connection with the protests staged in Chifubu after their preferred candidate Kondwani Winga for the Chifubu seat was left out on the adoption list,” Mr. Chushi said.

H said the protesters, mainly traders, gathered at Chifubu market with placards demanding that the decision to adopt Dorothy Nachilongo be rescinded.

Mr. Chushi added that the protesters chanted slogans and sung demanding that the PF should instead adopt Mr. Winga on the parliamentary ticket.

He vowed that police will continue to be vigilant and ensure that there is sanity in the province.

Mr. Chushi has since advised members of the public to restrain themselves and direct their grievances to the appropriate offices for action during this period.

He said it was out of such protests that violence erupted adding that the police will not entertain lawlessness.

He observed that the country was in crucial period hence the need for people to refrain from engaging into any lawlessness.

“President Edgar Lungu has denounced violence and it is out of those protests that violence can erupt,” he said.


  1. Traders who are predominantly women protesting against a woman candidate? I thought people were bemoaning lower women representation – so oxymoronic 🙁

  2. A mere protest is not illegal so why were the Women arrested? Protesting against injustice is a Human Right. Police shouldn’t arrest peaceful Protesters. ZPS must violate the Rights of Citizens to Campaign and protest freely and peacefully.

  3. Well done police. Order is vital in any society. We know emotions are running high and we know that shows love for our country. However the law and order comes first. The party decision is final.

  4. We are not surprised they are arrested …if they were protesting about anything else other than questioning the insecure leader Lazy Lungu’s MP adoptions they would have even been given Police escort.

  5. “Debate is the bedrock of democracy in any culture or political system. It is a fundamental part of freedom of expression which is itself recognised world-wide as a basic human right. … It is smart politics to hear what they have to say on such issues, invite their ideas and manage their expectations.”

    Four types of debate
    •Parliamentary Debate.
    •Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    •Cross Examination Debate
    •Academic Debate
    Lincoln-Douglas debates, series of seven debates between the Democratic senator Stephen A. … Douglas and Republican challenger Abraham Lincoln during the 1858 Illinois senatorial campaign, largely concerning the issue of slavery extension into the territories.”

    PF time out.

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