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UPND calls for immediate end to Political Violence

Feature Politics UPND calls for immediate end to Political Violence

United Party for National Development(UPND) Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya has appealed to all political actors to immediately refrain and stand down from the use of violent force as a means to assert their political standing or differences.

In a statement issued to the media in the wake of the rise in Political violence, Mr. Bwalya said that this was not the time to point fingers or assign blame, but called upon all players to collectively take responsibility for the violence and work together to ensure that the country rid of the political environment of violence and violent intimidation and return to the long held and cherished culture of peace and unity, even across the political divide.

Below is the full statement

WE MUST COLLECTIVELY PUT AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE.

We are deeply saddened at what seems to be an escalation in violent incidences linked to political activities in our country.

We wish to sternly caution, that any form of violence and violent intimidation, takes away from, and does injustice, to the spirit of unity and cohesion which Zambia and her people has been enjoying for so many years.

We do not believe, and therefore, absolutely reject, the misplaced idea, that our political differences should in any way be a catalyst for violent tensions in our communities.
We are, therefore, issuing a renewed and earnest appeal to all citizens, especially political actors, to immediately refrain and stand down from the use of violent force as a means to assert their political standing or differences.

This is not the time to point fingers or assign blame.

We must all collectively take responsibility for this problem and work together to ensure that we rid of our political environment of violence and violent intimidation and return to our long held and cherished culture of peace and unity, even across the political divide.

Issued:
Anthony Bwalya
UPND Presidential Spokesperson

16 COMMENTS

  1. What’s Hichilema’s position on violence? We want to hear from him. It seems he enjoys seeing others suffer because he’s never condemned violence. Let him say something. Lives have been lost in Mpulungu, surely he can’t delegate that to a spokesperson

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  2. Let us hear it from your bally under 5 boy. Why can’t he come out and denounce violence like other party leaders? Not enough speaking thru spokesmen.

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  3. PEACEFULL WITH THE RULING PF ???
    AS SURE AS THERE IS SUNRISE TOMORROW IT WILL NOT HAPPEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. @The Patriot
    YOU WANT TO HEAR IT THROUGH THEIR LEADER ???
    HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN WAITING FOR LUNGU TO TALK ABOUT COVID
    AND WHAT VACCINE HE HAS HAD, HE DOESN’T EVEN CARE APART FROM PROTECTING HIS THRONE

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  5. Of course he can delegate that to his spokesperson. Thats why he is called presidential spokesperson. He speaks in behalf of the president.

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  6. Iwe Ayatollah HH has Spoken through his spokesperson. Meanwhile Sishuwa’s prophecy is coming True. When he said the nation would decend into anarchy, some ambassador zealously accused him of treason or whatever That was. Mr Lungu should retire in National interest. Bantu sibamufuna muntu uyu Mtaware. Kozwaya!

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  7. In past PF used to beat up MMD thugs, now it is PF getting beatings by UPND, infact now it is Zambians beating up PF thugs.
    Stop mob justice please.

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  8. We can’t be surprised, the UPND sites and pages were and are still celebrating that Edgar collapsed. They went agog! They were the first to break the news. The devil’s incarcerate Party. What kind of people are they?

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  9. , some one sent this to my inbox, what do you all think:
    LIST OF THE MOST HANDSOME POLITICIANS IN ZAMBIA:
    1. Vincent Mwale
    2. Kaizar Zulu
    3. Given zayelo lubinda
    4. Bowman lusambo
    5. His excellency edgar chagwa lungu.

    LIST OF UGLIEST POLITICIANS
    1. Stephen katuka
    2. Hakainde hichilema
    3.anthony bwalya
    3. Nalumango

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  10. @KZ, on the first list add Davis Chama, Chitalu Chilufya, Ronald Chitotela, Japhen Mwakalombe , Eddie Chomba and Edify Hamukale. The 2nd list add Jack Mwiimbu, Martha Mushipe, Douglas Syakalima, Elisha Matambo and Larry Mweetwa

  11. The problem is that ECL came to the Helm of PF Party thru violence. As they say “u live by the sword u die by the Sword “. PF Campaign Strategy is stop HH and UPND Alliance from Campaigning using PF Commanders in each Constituency. PF have deployed Commanders in each Suburb to stop HH and UPND Alliance from Campaigning. In Mandevu PF Cadres tried to stop the Road Show. PF Cadres are on duty in each Constituency to stop HH and UPND Alliance Campaigns. Rallies have been banned and Road Shows are being blocked by PF Cadres. PF Cadres are the Aggressors and UPND Alliance are always defending themselves. Until ECL gives Orders to the PF Commanders to stop interfering with UPND Roads t shows these fights will continue. Spineless ECZ should tell ECL to withdraw these Vigilante…

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  12. @KZ. According to the report, when blogger Kaizar Zulu is in attack mood he is psychotically affected to the extent the destruction he causes to property, the altercations and physical fights he engages in, and the insults he utters are executed with lack of awareness thereupon.

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