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The Socialist Party Rubbishes LAZ Peace Accord for Political Parties

Headlines The Socialist Party Rubbishes LAZ Peace Accord for Political Parties

The Socialist Party of Zambia has rubbished the peace accord being put forward by the Law Association of Zambia.

In a statement made available to the media by Dr. Cosmas Musumali, the General Secretary and First Vice-President, the Socialist party said that LAZ should have been advocating for is the rule of law, the fair and impartial administration of our country’s criminal justice system, adding that

Dr Musumali said that Political violence is simply violence – a criminal offense in Zambia’s penal code and those who commit crimes must, without fear or favour, be arrested and prosecuted.

“Violence is violence and it doesn’t matter whether it is being committed in the name of politics, religion or otherwise, ” he said.

Dr. Musumali accused LAZ of failing to take on the big political parties perpetrating the violence.

“LAZ has clearly failed to directly denounce political violence, call a spade a spade and demand the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of political violence. Why?” he asked before adding: “Our simple and only explanation is because they are not able and willing to take on the main, and politically powerful, perpetrators of this political violence”.

Dr Musumali said that their party members have not involved themselves in any form of political violence. Without being pacifist, their party members have not responded to political violence with violence because they teach their members to peaceful.

“We have a documented commitment to peace, justice and equity in our party constitution and manifesto. Our members have on many occasions been attacked by PF members in Eastern Province. We have reported the attacks to police but no arrests and prosecutions have to date been made,” he said.

“To us, this LAZ peace accord is nothing but a scheme to try and apportion blame or responsibility for political violence to all the political parties when the main culprits are well known,” he said

“We refuse to be part of this LAZ scheme to divert attention from the well-known main perpetrators of political violence and make us look as if we have also been involved in political violence,”

“Let those who have been attacking or fighting each other sign the LAZ peace accord – a cease-fire agreement – and refrain from political violence, ” he concluded.

12 COMMENTS

  1. LAZ has lost it. They have become too political. Musumali has nailed them. LAZ needs reform.

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  2. Mwata Mususmali wunahanjika muchano. Dr. you have directly hit the nail on its head. All the violence we see in my opinion are backed by the police who allow PF cadres to go and provoke opposition parties either in their regalia or meetings and alike so that they connect you that you are violent therefor you will be apprehended. To police means to correct and protect the innocent from filthy people to have peace and order. What do we see today is Police are biased. You report a PF you find yourself being the victim of the crime. Awe Chashupa kwena.
    Only if the president could issue a word to his cadres that enough is enough please mwansebanya, mwe ma cadre bandi. From today I deny you as my cadres and because you have tarnished my name and I will myself take charge through other avenues…

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  3. Why are these bush goats on the headline. It’s an insignificant party.
    It has come to my attention that a few people have set up a group with aim of getting me banned on LT. I welcome the challenge

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  4. AS LONG AS THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT SILENCE PF CADRES, ALL CITIZENS TAKE AS THOUGH IT IS THE PRESIDENT WHO WORKS UNDER CARPET PUSHING THE PF CADRES DO WHAT THEY DO PARALIZING THE POLICE AND POWERS GIVEN TO PF CADRES. WHEN YOU ASK A SMALL BOY THAT WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP, HE WILL TELL YOU THAT I WANT TO BE A CADRE. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT CADRISM HAS GONE MILES AND POWERFUL THAT IT IS A SMART FAST MONEY MAKING CAREER THROUGH POWER IT BE.

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  5. KAIZER YOU WONT BE BANNED
    YOU SHOULD BE ON COMEDY CENTRAL
    YOU GOING TO ADVISE THIS AND THAT AND YOU BUSY MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL ETC ETC
    THE LAUGHER YOU GIVE US DAILY WITH YOUR MISGUIDED BLOGS IS TO ME INVALUABLE
    THANK YOU
    JUST A PITY AFTER ELECTION YOU WILL BE NO MORE AS YOUR BLOG FUNDING WILL STOP

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  6. “Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.”

    Who is to blame for political violence? GRZ.

    Government is the exercise of control or authority over a group of people. … The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.

  7. The Law Association of Zambia under the leadership of Abyud Shonga is toothless. The first item on the agenda whn LAZ holds its nxt AGM should be to fire Shonga as president.

  8. It is now becoming the vigilantes, whose chair persons were untouchable duringthe one party state, but the sponsor is the political party which also fought with the second MMD regime.PF never supported violence!!!!!!!!!

  9. Why is PF and SP refusing to sign the LAZ Peace Accord for peaceful Elections in 2021 Elections? It looks like Fred M’membe’s Socialist Party is an extension of the PF Party. Fred M’membe is attacking HH a fellow Opposition Leader. Clearly Fred M’membe is a PF Surrogate controlled by violent, Corrupt, incompetent and Visionless ECL. Fred M’membe was running the Post Newspaper as a Business and he is therefore a Capitalist. After the collapse of Communism and Socialism in USSR and China what Socialism is Fred M’membe preaching about? He is just a Psuedo Socialist with no meaningful following in Zambia. Fred M’membe thinks by decampaigning HH and UPND Alliance he will get some votes from gullible Voters. All Right thinking Zambians should vote 4 HH and UPND Alliance. He is our…

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