Tuesday, June 18, 2024

I never threatened the life of Lawyer John Sangwa and will therefore not apologise-Kamba

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PATRIOTIC FRONT (PF) Lusaka Province Chairman Kennedy Kamba has refuted media reports that he threatened the life of Lawyer John Sangwa and will therefore not apologise because his statement was misrepresented.

Chairman Kamba said Sangwa and some excited opposition leaders including the opposition, inclined clergy and some media organisation have misinterpreted the statement, deliberately so, to portray a bad picture of his character that he threatened Sangwa’s life.

He explained that at no time did he ever threaten anybody’s life and the reactions to the statement he issued are highly malicious and meant to tarnish his image in the eyes of the right thinking Zambians.

Chairman Kamba has challenged people to playback the footages of the media that covered the event and also refer to the statement he issued on Saturday May 22, 2021 and see if there is anywhere he threatened Sangwa’s life.

“We have been compelled to issue this statement as PF Lusaka Provincial leadership following deliberate and clear malicious manoeuvres by our political opponents who have gone to the extent of misrepresenting and misinterpreting the earlier statement where I stated that Lusaka Lawyer John Sangwa must be treated as a political opponent,” he said.

“The statement I issued on Saturday last week was comprehensive and I gave clear-cut reasons why Sangwa will be treated as a political opponent by the PF.”

He has however emphasised treating John Sangwa as a political opponent stating that the party will defend President Edgar Lungu from malicious attacks.

Chairman Kamba said treating someone as a political opponent in a democratic dispensation like Zambia does not mean threatening someone’s life or violence.

“The simple illustration and meaning of my statement was that Sangwa’s behaviour and his continued futile attempts to block President Edgar Lungu from contesting the August elections, is typical of that of a frustrated opposition politician and as the PF we are going to take him on as a political opponent,” he added.

“President Lungu filed in his nominations validly and successfully. The public knows too well that Sangwa has been making manoeuvres to stop President Lungu from contesting the forthcoming elections for his selfish reasons. As we indicated before, and the public is fully aware that the Courts of Law, the Constitutional Court already ruled on this matter. President Lungu is eligible.”

Chairman Kamba said the detractors just want to drift the party’s attention, to disturb its campaign strategies and to negatively sway the minds of the innocent supportive Zambians that love President Lungu.

He said President Lungu will be on the ballot come August 12, 2021, and will shame his critics by working hard and delivering to Zambians in all sectors beyond expectation.

Chairman Kamba however said Bishop Simon Chihana who has issued a condemnation of him in one of the daily tabloids that his statement was misdirected to suit the desires of the opposition, Sangwa himself and those that are against President Edgar Lungu.

“Bishop Chahana is saying what I said were words of darkness and dictatorship not befitting a worthy leader. It’s clear that Bishop Chihana is reacting to what he does not understand because I never threatened Sangwa’s life. I am very disappointed with the Bishop and I demand an apology from Bishop Chihana and all those on record that have continued claiming what did not come out of my mouth,” he said.

‘I am not violent, I am not a thug but a provincial leader of a reputable organization, the ruling PF Party in Lusaka. I have no propensity to threaten the life of someone. I am not above the law and neither is Sangwa or anybody above the law.”

Constitutional Lawyer John Sangwa stresses a point at a recent public discussion on the Constitutional Amendment Bill
Constitutional Lawyer John Sangwa stresses a point at a recent public discussion on the Constitutional Amendment Bill

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports indicate that Lusaka Lawyer John Sangwa has filed to withdraw the petition against President Edgar Lungu’s. Reports indicate further that Mr Sangwa has further filed to discontinue his petition against all running mates.

27 COMMENTS

  1. This Kamba is a thug.Isn’t he the same thug that beat up Willy Nsanda thugs near KK International Airport?What law has Sangwa broken with his petition?If he has broken a law let the police deal with him and not thugs like Kamba.

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  2. FOOLISH PEOPLE AND FAILED LEADERSHIP , SHALL GO NO WHERE , SANGWA GO ON YOU HAVE
    OUR FULL SUPPORT TO THE END AND DONOT WITHDRAW THIS CASE TO THE END

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  3. I have just played back the video in question. I paused after I got the answer in plain truth

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  4. Kamba is not a smart politician, as PF we believe there were better candidates to get the Lusaka PF Chairmanship, this guy is just given credit for issuing statements than real working, they must have put him as Media Director, where again our party made yet another mistake by a wrong appointment. You can not put conflicted, compromised and high temperature persons in sensitive positions. Some positions require maturity and level headedness

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  5. He has withdrawn his petition case. He all along has always been a mischief and distraction. He is a known express coward.
    But he did it only to give Linda Kasonde and Sishuwa Sishuwa leeway to the case so they don’t crowd same court with same trash case.

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  6. Sensitive positions in all political parties require a measure of maturity. There is no need for LT to moderate ths point because what I am stating here is a fact

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  7. So why did we hear and concluded violence?! Because we have heard this kind of PF speak and the results. That retard is going around SANGWAPO AL..,,. Who is fooling who!

    We know what we heard and what you said STOP THE VIOLENCE YOU VIOLENT CORRUPT PEOPLE!

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  8. It is simple logic Naimwe Ba Kamba, if you instruct your cadres to treat citizen as political opponent, what do you expect? Those cadres you feed with chicken feed can do anything.
    leadership is more than issuing statements. Just few days in your office, too many mistakes, from illegal confiscation of adoption certificates now this. Awee bola panshi banee

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  9. What about all other political opponents, are they also in danger? Please do not misrepresent issues, Kamba said nothing wrong. The problem is with the wicked minds of the people, being a political opponent does not mean that we hunt each other down, NO!!!

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  10. Kamba should look at what happened to a pompous youth leader in the Grace Mugabe camp, he was humiliated after the Mugabe lost power, he should humble himself

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  11. The arrogance exhibited by PF is what will cost them dearly.

    Is an apology very expensive to tender? You can’t threaten violence John Sangwa whose fighting injustice.

    We shall no tolerate this behavior and just a reminder Zambia does not belong to Edgar Lungu and PF full stop.

    PF must go!

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  12. Why has he done that yet in the first place he knew it was gong to hit road blocks from Mighty PF cadres. Its not good to start a fight if you have no strategy and energy or means to sustain the fight to end and win. So SC has just thrown in the towel may be he has been promised something BIG or his job at UNZA was on the line. These are just speculations. Mwisho its you who is feeling the heat. In Zambia the enemy number of the masses are the elite and educated, they always look at their personal interests first.

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  13. Criticism of a lawyer’s conduct is not wrong. Lawyers also need to be accountable. Accountability must apply to all people, not target groups. In this particular situation, the idea of holding leadership accountable is welcome. However, any form of zealotry or enthusiasm requires to be toned down. It would be more effective for executive decisions to be challenged using methods tested and proven in law and in fact. For instance, lawyers could feel free to request LAZ to consider appropriate action concerning any alleged excesses on the part of the executive. Taking action in a personal capacity creates the impression of playing Holier than Thou. This is the reason why the legal actions over the issue of eligibility has turned nasty. It was bound to happen. Take time to build public…

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  14. Taking action in a personal capacity creates the impression of playing Holier than Thou. This is the reason why the legal actions over the issue of eligibility has turned nasty. It was bound to happen. Take time to build public institutions. Take time to build democracy. Take time to build constitutions.

  15. Mr Kamba, why not just let the courts decide. Read the Zambian Republican constitution IF you read at all. Article 9 on National values and principles clearly states that ‘the national values and principles shall apply to the a) interpretation of this constitution. What Sangwa is seeking is just that. The Con Court did not pronounce itself on an INDIVIDUAL called Edgar Chagwa Lungu. What the court did was to define a term as 3 years and more. It NEVER pronounced Lungu as eligible. When the matter came up again, Lungu HAD NOT FILED, so the court said that it already said something about suing a person BEFORE filing.

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  16. It is unfortunate that a matter that is before the concourt is seen as political agenda. Every citizen has a legal right to petition as this is a provision of the constitution. Kamba can also petition anyone he feels does not qualify. But intimidation is not the way we must handle such petitions. Tables do turn and we may find PF on the opposition side like MMD now. What would PF do if PNUP wins the elections and a contentious issue that stops PF from challenging the elections is squashed by PNUP? Would PF not need concourt ruling or support of everyone to clarify matters? Let’s see things objectively. I am tired of this issue also and need closure. Let the concourt rule so that we can all put it behind our backs in the spirit of One Zambia One nation One People

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  17. ATTORNEY General, Likando Kalaluka, has applied to join the petition proceeding in which University of Zambia (UNZA) Lecturer Dr. Sishuwa Sishuwa and Chapter One Foundation have challenged the nomination of President Edgar Lungu.

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  18. Iwe primitive Kamba, do you know that in mature and civilized politics, your political opponents should be treated with RESPECT? Did your statement mean that you’ll treat Sangwa with RESPECT?

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  19. I stated that Lusaka Lawyer John Sangwa must be treated as a political opponent, Why treat someone who is a lawyer and who has no political leanings as a political opponent? So that you can do to him what you do to political oppoents. You shoot them when they come for a court case like you did when HH at Police HQ. You think we are children and we cant understand your instructions to your violent thugs?

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  20. I am for Kamba, those Lusaka “commanders” are ready to attack Sangwa, but now Kamba puts his tail between his balls. They may turn on Kamba now…

  21. Donald Trump, the former President of the United States thought by talking loudly and with no brains would win him another term of office. He almost ravished the US constitution up to and including the Jan 6th 2020 insurrection. He continued to talk dirty and belittle everything and everyone in his sight, all this done with a sole focus on winning the US elections. Did that happen…? We all know the answer, the same American people he claimed supported him, voted in droves to oust him. The same will happens to PF and ECL. Whether you buy some people Canters and bikes and give cash empowerment kuya be be bebele uno muku….

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  22. Musiyeni uyu. Azaulula kusogolo. Meantime let’s give protection to Mr Sangwa SC. He is after all entitled to protection as a citizen of our country. So that way wherever they treat him as a political opponent they will also be treated as threats to order and good citizenship. Tiye nayo!

  23. Kamba mwaiche wandi, let me advise you that ichikupempula echikulya. caona mnzako maba chili pali iwe. Don’t be blinded by tempro power. there is more to life than money and power young man. don’t think you will be in that position for ever, even the heavens have time to open up for rainy days and dry days. Now hear this, If you gave birth to Sangwa, you can go ahead and harm him or even kill him. But if you know that he is not your offspring then you have no right to do the evil that you are planning to do. Zambia is for everybody and for your own information, ba Lungu never fought for this country somebody fought for him the right way no blood was shed, why then do you want to shed blood? In fact under his leadership or watch, Zambians are now being called or referred to as foreigners…

  24. Mr. Kamba, Just remainder the PF ‘fragile deck of corrupt cards’ can collapse any time. Caution, you may have broken Zambian law with your words and action. You might find yourself in jail, Hon Kampyongo and you. Zambia will never be PF or ECL animal farm

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