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Monday, November 29, 2021

PF’s defeat a case of violence begets violence and electoral malpractices generating counter electoral malpractices

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Socialist Party President Fred M’membe has said that the removal of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) from power using what he termed as violence and counter electoral malpractices is justified as the former ruling party had terribly mismanaged the affairs of Zambia and introduced a very bad political culture based on gross intolerance and unbridled violence.

In a post on his Facebook page, Dr. M’membe however cautioned this could become a recipe for future elections and called for fair enforcement of laws and an impartial administration of justice.

Dr. M’membe called for the safeguarding of political and social stability as the country’s basic task, promoting political and social fairness and justice as core values, and ensuring a happy life for the people as a collective fundamental target.

Below is the full statement

Everything possible was done to remove the Patriotic Front from power. And justifiably so. They had terribly mismanaged the affairs of our country and introduced a very bad political culture based on gross intolerance and unbridled violence. But in the efforts to remove them some of their own bad methods and practices were deployed. They were literally beaten at their own game in all aspects of the political and electoral processes.

It was really a case of violence begets violence and electoral malpractices generating counter electoral malpractices. But what does the future hold in terms of these bad methods and practices? Are they going to be continued even after the Patriotic Front is gone? Or have they become a permanent feature of our political culture and electoral processes?

If they continue what will become of our country’s politics and elections?

Is this a recipe for political and social stability?

I believe we should make safeguarding political and social stability our basic task, promoting political and social fairness and justice as core values, and ensuring a happy life for the people as our collective fundamental target. Laws must be enforced fairly and justice administered impartially.

We shouldn’t forget that political ideas are worthless if they are not inspired by noble, selfless sentiments. Likewise, noble sentiments are worthless if they are not based on correct and fair ideas.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Membe , did you see any widespread violence and Election malpractices during the rule of PLM ????

    We expect the same levels of integrity with HEHH , we also expect sound economic management

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  2. We are expecting a country where people just get on with their business of providing for their families and them selves within the rule of law……..

    People will have no time for hollow tins and noise makers like Raphael, tiyali Et Al.
    People like them will reduced to one man protests standing on street corners alone with placards

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  3. I am happy you seem to have come back to your senses now. You are one of the people that put us in this mercy. Your blind loyalty to SATA and PF was so irrational and selfish. We still remember how you won tenders to transport copper through the Post Courier ( now closed by PF). You cant deny that you hated HH to the born, see how the hegemon you supported ate you up. It is true that even in these recent elections, PF treated you fairly as compared to UPND because they saw an easy Traitor in you. Your election bill boards were never vandalised and they are still standing intact even today.

    Enjoy the new dispensation… Your freedoms and liberties will be protected 100 %. Will speak for you if things change, but so far so good. We love you.

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  4. Mmembe the insultant, go rest ba mudala. HH doesn’t need your noise. You can’t be what ba mudala ba Sata was to ba mudala ba LPM, to ba mudala ba HH. The youths rejected PF and your socialism. Go report the news. Politics teyenu ba mudala.

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  5. I am happy you seem to have come back to your senses now. You are one of the people that put us in this mercy. Your blind loyalty to SATA and PF was so irrational and selfish. We still remember how you won tenders to transport copper through the Post Courier ( now closed by PF). You cant deny that you hated HH to the born, see how the hegemon you supported ate you up. It is true that even in these recent elections, PF treated you fairly as compared to UPND because they saw an easy Traitor in you. Your election bill boards were never vandalised and they are still standing intact even today.

    Enjoy the new dispensation… Your freedoms and liberties will be protected 100 %. Will speak for you if things change, but so far so good. We love you.

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  6. Do not talk about pf. The government is now upnd. Blame them not us. Why are you obsessed with pf like a gay dog

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  7. The picture says it all about Fred everything is meticulous placed for a reason to show his bogus socialist credentials from the Che Guevara books, the fatigue army hat, shirt…everything is an act. I fail to understand this man’s relation with his w-ife is it just business? If you recall the insults he was spewing at both HH and Lazy Lungu during campaign you would surprised to know that his other half is the daughter to the founder of UPND and also a member.
    Fred I simply dont trust you…even the people dont trust you hence you got zero votes!!

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  8. Kaiser even in opposition you are still insulting? Nivobadwa navo? Please learn to be civil. We advised ecl not to run for presidency and you insulted us big time . Now look what legacy ecl is leaving . A biggest loser since independence and with selfish advisors like you, it’s now that he is preparing to step down when all is lost.

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