Saturday, June 15, 2024

LAZ chides UPND over Campaign Video with Tribal Narration

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THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says it is disturbed by a narration contained in a political campaign video attributed to the United Party for National Development (UPND) which has been widely shared on social media.

And the association is also concerned with tribal remarks attributed to a UPND member Buumba Malambo.

LAZ honorary secretary Sokwani Chilembo said in a statement that the Constitution of Zambia, in Article 60(3)(a) and (b) prohibits the practice of tribalism and abhors intimidation.

“This clear prescription is echoed in section 14 and 15 of the Electoral Process Act of 2016,” Mr Chilembo said.

He said the said video offends the provision of the law in that it is both intimidatory and inciteful.

Below is the full statement

16 COMMENTS

  1. LEAVE OPPOSITION ALONE
    WHATS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER
    PUT YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER AS YOU ARE FRAGMENTED AND SPEWING OUT RUBBISH
    THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO CREDIBILTY OR FAITH IN LAZ

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  2. Oooh LAZ (that toothless group of incompetents) now wants to appear concerned about tribal sentiments?

    Where have they been when nkandu luo,kambwili etal have heaped tribal language on the public aimed at one ethnic group?

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  3. The message by Buumba Malambo isn’t an isolated incident, that’s the UPND philosophy. All those that have condemned Kambwili must carry out independent investigations of UPND activities in Southern province, when they’re done then we can discuss

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  4. Am non partisan and i think both UPND and PF are a problem….Politcs around the world is dirty….its either it feeds on tribal divide or racial divide… I’ve been voting in the US elections since 2004 so even here in the USA its the same……anyway if PF wins only Edward Chagwa Lungu will benefit and his crew…if HH wins only Hakainde Hichilema and his crew will benefit

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  5. Ba UPND naimwe icidikeni. When we condemn Kabwili and PF for peddling negative tribal sentiments, do not think we will look the other way on you for similar misbehaving. The way to go is to take notice of these politicians, clergymen, and ordinary people peddling tribal sentiments and have them banished from public adoration. We stop calling them honorables because it is a misuse of what the word stands for.

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  6. I still believe that there is no smoke without fire. We have heard a lot of statements from PF saying UPND are so tribal and we have refused but those who are UPND now saying it, we are now sure there is truth what Kambwili was saying.

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  7. That video was awesome! Besides, why is it LAZ and not ECZ (or a political party) that’s complaining? Where were their nuts when CK was talking all that hate?? Why now?!?

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  8. UPND is a trial party.. Vote for them and see what happens to this beautiful country…Everyone knows but looking the other way. Kambwili is right and preachs aganist UPND tribalism

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  9. LAZ has lost its credibility under of,they have failed to condemn pf kambwili now that a Tonga has retarriated they are busy throwing stones on her..
    Please leave UPND and Tongas alone,Zambia is not only for Bemba’s and easterners,,,awe twanaka naimwe ba LAZ????

    • What will UNDP do naimwe, you think the party will put back the economy or simply put food on your table. Vote for them at your own risk. Learned people know that the economy is worldwide because of COVID.

  10. But several members who’ve left upnd have told us this issue and we’ve condemned them as liars. Charmaine Musonda was the latest but everyone on this blog called her a liar and a PF supporter. Only in southern province where if you are PF and doing door-to-door campaigns you get beaten, in Northern or Eastern, all parties including upnd are doing door-to-door campaigns peacefully, no violence. And people still refuse that upnd is tribal. Just like we were sceptical about the covid vaccines, now we are seeing neighbours and relatives dying, we want to rush to get one-must we wait for ethnic murders for us to believe?? Kambwili is not a tribalistic, he is just pointing out facts. Beware and vote wisely.

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  11. In this heated political time, LAZ’o should stay out’a lane.
    Let LAZ be doing it’s job out’a this period.
    We’re busy campaigning. Their in involvement so far has been chaotic and deplorable.

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