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President Hichilema warns against caderism in public places

General News President Hichilema warns against caderism in public places

President Hakainde Hichilema has reiterated the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration’s commitment to end political party caderism in public places such as markets and bus stations.

President Hichilema said the UPND members must not discriminate against members of other political parties, including those from the former ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF).

He said at a press conference at State House yesterday that it was not necessary for UPND members to practice the hooliganism and thuggery that was experienced in the previous regime.

He has since warned that any party member who will be found wanting will face the police.

President Hichilema said the promise to restore law and order in markets and bus stations was one of the main reasons why the UPND was voted into power by nearly three million Zambians.

The Head of State has therefore appealed to UPND members to allow the council and citizens to resolve the issues in the market without the interference of the party members.

He has further appealed to the UPND party leaders to desist from agitating party youths to take over operations of markets and bus stops.

President Hichilema also directed Lusaka Province UPND chairperson to convene a meeting with all youths at the party secretariat which he has committed to attend.

“Leaders of our party, do not agitate the youths to do wrong things at all levels because you will be in direct confrontation with your President. Your President wants law and order, cares for you and wants to make opportunities available for you,” he said

President Hakainde has further sent a warning to Patriotic Front cadres in markets and bus stations to avoid provoking the UPND which he said is managing its cadres with the aim of restoring normalcy and freedom for all citizens in public places.

“We want to bring civility to the markets so that any citizen can trade there as long as they have capital, they have acquired the stock and I am appealing to our youths in the party to not be an enemy of your own party and undermine your own party,” he said.

The President said UPND members should not be, “the new thugs in town” by perpetrating what the PF was doing

He has reiterated his call on all local authorities to take full charge of operations in markets, shops and bus stations and to do so in fair and transparent manner.

25 COMMENTS

  1. Read HEHHs lip ……….

    There will be no caders harassing or ruling markets or other public spaces……..

    All other political parties are allowed a presence in public spaces………

    as such UPND will have offices in public spaces to better disseminate the UPND manifesto….

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  2. UPND sort out the contradiction between HH and his SG over cadres in public places …………………….. Its too early to start losing points!!!!!!! urgently start proving two or three things achieved within promised 90 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks HH insist on what you promised Zambians do not listen to people like Mwaliteta, he will make you unpopular to Zambians.

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  3. HE HH said no caderism in public places, where did he say upnd should have offices in these places?

  4. Spaka this is for illiterate CADRE.

    You are just like your fellow illiterate Mwaliteta. HH’s speech was very clear yesterday on the issue of cadres in public places. No More Cadres in PUBLIC PLACES.

    Why would you want to go and establish offices in a place of business where no one lives? If you are so concerned about making the UPND popular then establish offices in the compounds and residential areas where everyday people can have easy access to you party officials.

    If you to go to the markets then GO to all the SHOPPING MALLS too. The Shopping Malls will welcome you very well and remind you of your place in society.
    Fuseke chi Mwaliteta, Fuseke chi Garry Nkombo, Fuseke chi Mwiimbu, Fuseke to all you Cadres

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  5. @Jay Jay you are right political parties should not open party offices in places where people do their business. What is the point of opening a political party office at the markets or bus stations if it’s not for intimidating the public? Open party offices in residential areas where the public/members can come for advice. Is anyone listening?

  6. JAY JAY @ 6…THANKS MAN. REMIND THESE MORONS THAT ALWAYS WANT TO PURPOSELY ARGUE OVER STRAIGHT FORWARD THINGS FOR THE SAKE OF EXPOSING THEIR STUPIDITY. IF PF DID IT, IT WAS VERY WRONG. AND THESE CHAPS WANT TO DO THE SAME….EISH! WE HAVE OLD WOMEN IN THESE TRADING PLACES TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING FROM WHATEVER SMALL BUSINESS THEY HAVE AND HE WANTS USELESS MORONS TO CONTINUE HARASING OR DISTURBING THEM. ( Fuseke chi Mwaliteta kikikikikikik) . PRESIDENT HH WE ARE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE.

  7. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Talk is cheap and we want actualization of the verbal utterances.
    Mwaliteta, Mwimbu and Nkombo said different things. HH needs to state in no uncertain terms, no ambiguity that:
    1) There will be no UPND offices in public places (markets and bus stations);
    2) There will be no UPND cadres doing anything in these places.
    It appears Jack Mwimbu and Garry Nkombo want to twist and confuse the 2, saying the former (#1) will happen while the latter (#2) won’t happen… whereas we the people think both are one and the same thing. Does HH mean both of these won’t happen. Please state in black and white so it is clear to everyone.

  8. Bally, it was YOUR OWN minister of home affairs Jack Mwiimbu who kept on reiterating that UPND would open branches in markets and bus stations. When are you going to FIRE him?

  9. Don’t talk about cadreism talk about jobs these youths need jobs and not the un ending promises , as long as you don’t give them jobs cadreism will be there since it is their survival.
    Give them what you promised , your predecessor empowered his youths during his last days in power you have to do the same to all youths.

  10. This is how people fail Exams. Both this Article and the President’s speech are very clear on this matter. I quote :
    ” it was not necessary for UPND members to practice the hooliganism and thuggery that was experienced in the previous regime.
    He has since warned that any party member who will be found wanting will face the police.
    President Hichilema said the promise to restore law and order in markets and bus stations was one of the main reasons why the UPND was voted into power by nearly three million Zambians “. What am I reading from the above statement ? ….Dulloooo !!

  11. @10 Formerly Corruption Scandals, you are absolutely right! No ambiguity shouldbeentertained. For instance, Spaka (who I have always agreed with until now) is trying to interpret and defend equal opportunity caderism. There is no manifesto needed in markets. KEEP OUT.
    HH needs to say this CLEARLY.

  12. #6  JAY JAY
     October 1, 2021 At 9:00 am

    “Spaka this is for illiterate CADRE.

    You are just like your fellow illiterate Mwaliteta. HH’s speech was very clear yesterday on the issue of cadres in public places. No More Cadres in PUBLIC PLACE..”

    Ati establish offices in residential areas ???

    You are indeed illiterate………..

    It’s called residential areas for a reason ……

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  13.   JAY JAY
     October 1, 2021 At 9:00 am

    “Spaka this is for illiterate CADRE…..”

    Ati establish offices in residential areas ???

    These are the same people building houses across railway lines……..

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  14. The confusion is people don’t know the difference between caders in and controlling public spaces and political parties having a presence in public spaces…….

    The UPND will have a presence in public spaces but will not have caders ……..

  15. HH needs to categorically state that there will be no offices for upnd in markets and bus stations. Just saying that there won’t be thuggery is not enough to deter people who have already made a statement like mwaliteta, Gary and mwimbu. By saying there won’t be upnd thugs can also mean we will have party offices and cadres there but only that they won’t interfere with council ops which is not enough assurance.

  16. The ruling party will have a presence in public spaces , but will not tolerate caders………..

    Are we clear ????…….

  17. No we are not clear,duh. History has dictated how cadres operate, not matter what euphemistically terms you TRY to give them. We are not stupid

  18. @11 the observer ‘Those wanting to be THE NEW THUGS IN TOWN according to Bally: Hons. Jack Mwiimbu and Gary Nkombo and Obvious Mwaliteta’ KIKIKIKIKI I WONT EVEN COMMENT ANYTHING ON THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE INE DEAD WITH LAUGHTER KIKIKIKIKIKIKI

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