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PF calls on Zambia Police to Arrest arrest and charge the UPND marshals for destruction of property

Headlines PF calls on Zambia Police to Arrest arrest and charge the UPND...

The Patriotic Front(PF) has called on the Zambia Police to arrest Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres that damaged property and caused widespread injuries to PF members and members of the public.

Secretary-General Davies Mwila stated that before approval for a public procession is granted, marshalls sign guarantees that such a procession will be peaceful and without violence and disturbances.

Mr. Mwila has called on the Police to arrest and charge the UPND Marshalls and hold them accountable for the destruction of public property and injuries.

He said the Public Order Act provides for marshalls to be accountable to the public processions that is conducted.

Mr. Mwila praised the PF members in Lusaka for acting with utmost restraint and refusing to retaliate against the UPND.

He said the party was scaling up its political activities that will include roadshows and door-to-door but will be Covid-19 compliant.

Meanwhile, an organization calling itself Smart Youths Against Political Violence (SYAPV) has expressed worry at the widespread political violence ahead of the August general elections.

SYAPV president Thomas Kamawe has observed that the levels of violence being perpetrated by some political parties is not just inhuman, but has the potential to cause serious unrest in the country.

Mr. Kamawe in a statement issued to Smart Eagles, notes that what is worrisome is that youths who should be patriotic, are the ones being used as tools for political violence.
“As an Association,we feel strongly that it is important to address all these political confrontations in a peaceful manner by promoting co-existence amongst all political players,” he said.

And Mr. Kamawe has challenged opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema to condemn spates of violence been perpetrated by his carders.

He has observed that President Edgar Lungu has openly denounced violence by all means, both publicly and privately, while nothing has come from the opposition leader.

“One would wonder why other political party leaders like HH and the UPND have failed to publicly denounce violence perpetrated by their followers. Ignoring such may simply allow speculations that some party leaders have given blessings to political violence” Mr. Kamawe observed.

He said any life is important, hence the need to protect and preserve it even during campaigns,during and after elections.

“We have seen videos of properties being burnt by suspected UPND political cadres clad in the party’s regalia which requires full investigations in order to bring those perpetrators to justice” Mr Kamawe demanded.

“Our appeal is for the church to come on board and give guidance to some political leaders whose intentions are not for peacebuilding but hate and love of violence,” he said, adding that violence has no place in Zambia.

Mr. Kamawe said power is on the ballot as opposed to using youths as tools of political violence.

21 COMMENTS

  1. The police must throw away all rubber bullets and use live ammunition because these hooligans will destroy our country. They will behave like that knowing that they will only meet rubber bullets. Cadres who destroy property and injure or kill innocent citizens cannot be referred to as cadres they are Ma deters and arsonists. We p

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  2. The police must throw away all rubber bullets and use live ammunition because these hooligans will destroy our country. They will behave like that knowing that they will only meet rubber bullets. Cadres who destroy property and injure or kill innocent citizens cannot be referred to as cadres they are Ma deters and arsonists.

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  3. Uno mwaka ba PF dununa reverse tabaka ipule. Nombaline tukamona ebotuka votelapo. Ifintu tafiweme mu Zambia

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  4. In mpulungu we see a video of PF thugs attacking and fighting with locals………

    News comming in, 2 of the PF thugs attacking locals have been lynched …….

  5. IWE CHI MWILA. WAS THERE GOING TO BE ANY DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY HAD THE PF HOOLIGANS STAYED AWAY FROM PROVOKING THE UPND? HOW DID YOU EXPECT THE UPND TO REACT AFTER BEING PROVOKED? AS LONG AS YOU IGNORE THE ROOT CAUSE THAT LED TO THAT FRACAS, YOU’RE NOT SOLVING THE PROBLEM. IN OTHER WAYS YOU ARE INDIRECTLY ENCOURAGING THOSE PF THUGS TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR BARBARIC BEHAVIOUR

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  6. When I told you that upnd are vioIent you thought I was telling you stories. We have known this for years. They have been armlng their cadres and bralnwashing them to kill pf members. Zp will need to act within the next two weeks or as I have said I will lnstruct all pf c0mmanding units to start retaIiating. Remember I can easily tell them to start the tyre around the neck 0peration. Where they burn anyone found acting vlolently. The choice is yours upnd

  7. Where is Sean Tembo of the Patriots for Economic Progres (PeP) to condemn in the strongest terms possible the destruction to property and assault on innocent citizens that was caused by Freedom Sikazwi and the PF thugs he hired yesterday in Luapula?

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  8. USE LIVE AMMUNITION KIKIKI ????
    WHO IS PERPETRATING VIOLENCE NOW ?? YOU USELESS INDIVIDUAL
    SHUUT YOUR MOUTH AND GO AND WORK AT THE SEWERAGE PONDS WITH YOU COLLEGUE Z_K KIKIKI

  9. Thats what you get when you try to use violence against another party. UPND notified police of their campaign activities and were granted permission to go ahead. Who does PF think it is to just go disrupt UPND activities.

    Police warned Freedom Sikazwe ‘s thugs to stay away from UPND ‘s road show and wait for their turn. But Sikazwe hired thugs and promised them money and beer to go and beat up UNPD. Its not UPND who beat up those thugs its Mpulungu villagers tired of PF violence and intimidation.

    This time around even the police know that using unreasonanle force against lawful UPND activity will land them in big trouble. Time and again UPND tried to be civil when attacted by PF by not revenging but instead involve the police. But the police failed to book PF thugs. So UPND and…

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  10. POLITICAL DEATHS IN MPULUNGU AND NDOLA
    WHERE PF YOUTHS WERE TOLD TO GO AND REMOVE UPND FLAGS
    NOW WHO IS STARTING WHAT PF ???????????

  11. @ Kapongolo Chezi ask yourself what they were doing there and who took them there? Be objective, next it will be you.

  12. I think the UPND and it sympathizers are quite hypocritical.

    If the ConCourt rules in their favour, then it is above hoard. If they rule otherwise then they PF ConCourt, come on!

    When the ConCourt ruled against ministers’ stay in office, they were professional.

    But when they lost their presidential petition the judges were called PF thugs. And now they are PF ConCourt.

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  13. Who is still doubting police incompetence if their line of duty is to maintain law and order across the nation and yet to do it they have to await instructions from PF party cadres? Katanga is only good at issuing warnings to opposition parties instead of honoring her “promotion” with taking up the challenge to show that police can be the professionals the country yearns for!

  14. …but when your cadres kill and mame people, nothing. The killer of the state counsel is at large…those behind the gassing incident also remain at large

  15. STOP CAUSINGMAYHEM YOU ARE SENDING IN YOUR TROOPS TO INSTIGATE VIOLENCE WHEREVER THEY ARE CAMPAIGNING !!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE DOING THIS EITHER TO STOP ELECTIONS OR SO THAT EL CAN MAKE THIS COUNTRY AN ARMY STATE WITH SOLDIERS AND TANKS LINING THE STREETS. WE ARE NOT STUPID. PF STOP THIS INSTIGATION AGAINST OPPPOSITION

  16. But maimbwa imwe you should use common sense. How did PF cadres found themselves where UPND were were having their party activities? Beating was there portion because they provoked their friends. Violent party violent party kuti? Did they come to beat you at your homes for them to be violent?
    If continue to provoke them, they will continue to beat you. if u dont know they are ready for you this time around.

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