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We will not allow our cadres to become new thugs on the citizens-Nalumango

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Vice-President Mutale Nalumango has cautioned UPND cadres against causing political violence, saying she will not allow them to become new thugs on the citizens.

Mrs Nalumango, in reaction to the assault on Kasama District Administrative Officer, which was captured on video, said under her watch, no woman will again be intimidated, humiliated and assaulted by cadres.

She said not even UPND cadres should expect sympathy from her if they find themselves in conflict with the law of the land.

“Not even my own Children from the UPND should expect my sympathy if they find themselves in direct confrontation with the rule of law. These are things we campaigned against which put smiles of hope on the faces of many women across the country, we fought running battles with thugs until they surrendered but we shouldn’t be the new thugs on the Zambian Citizens,” Mrs Nalumango said.

“We haven’t forgotten the Kasama case as a serious crime. Not under my watch as Vice President will women again be intimidated, humiliated and assaulted by suspected cadres as was the case in Kasama last week. Zambians have gone through a lot and now is the time to stop all kinds of thuggery crimes. Both President Hakainde Hichilema and I have committed ourselves fully to ensuring this goal is achieved without fail.”

She said the case of the Kasama assault must be handled very professionally.

“I don’t expect anyone to sympathize with those suspected criminals who went on to attack a District Administrative Officer right in her office. Like the President said, Police do not need to wait for an instruction from anyone but they must always act swiftly to protect all citizens, regardless of their social groupings and political affiliations,” Mrs Nalumango said.


  1. That is the best office desk I have ever seen. NICE.
    So it could have been Canicius Banda seating there, unfortunately GBM fvcked Canicius out!!
    If I were Canicius I could sue GBM madafaka.

  2. Nostra… – Really laughable Canicius Banda was not going to be in that seat he brought nothing to the table and wanted to be drawing a full salary…the man couldn’t even pay his rent. It was always going to be a woman as Veep given that PF were also going to adopt a woman.

  3. Please cut them to size now before they grow out of control like those foooooools called the Americans who even deversified into drug dealing even Lazy Lungu feared them.

  4. Madam Nalumango…….The President and yourself have been issuing these instructions to the IG to tame your cadres . Its like your instruction are not effective as your cadres have continued . Your own General Mosquito has continued issuing violent threats. We are still seeing:
    Cadres at the bus stops
    Cadres in the Markets
    Cadres beating people
    Police conducting illiegal Road blocks.
    What is going on? Are you just issuing empty threats??? OR is it that the minister of Home affairs has failed?

  5. How effective the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security? Clearly he is failing in carrying out his duties.

  6. Absolutely useless statement. I am really feed up with these statements that are not backed by actions. Is this what the Zambian people voted for?

  7. So that woman Kasama was beaten under who’s watch??? These UPND demagogues think they’re still in opposition….violence is now the order of the day….both HH and Nalumango are big demagogues….

  8. In addition that DC must be fired. He did nothing to stop the attack. He should’ve immediately summoned ZP to the scene. But he just watched.

  9. Deja Vu – Exactly what do you want the DC to do? You do understand that some of these DCs are seasoned civil servants not all are cadres hence cadres would also beat them…those days of PF when DCs were ringleaders are long gone. Have you ever called Police in rural areas they hardly have transport to get to the crime scene. At times you post comments as if you are an innocent 5 year old who loves watching Disney fastancy cartoons.

  10. Why do political parties in Zambia actually have cadres in the first place? There are no other countries in the world that have cadres. Only Zambia! Ridiculous! Just get rid of the id!ots!

  11. “Vice-President Mutale Nalumango has cautioned UPND cadres against causing political violence, saying she will not allow them to become new thugs on the citizens.” This is the biggest problem that UPND has, self denial , egocentric, full of nothing but themselves. Mutale you have always had these thugs and criminals among yourselves. And today you want Zambians to believe that you have no thugs and criminals. My word these politicians get so blind when they are in power.

  12. Most people when they get promotion or get a senior level govt position, they even become more attractive.. but not this woman!

  13. You killed Zambia Immediately you went IMF,
    Nothing will you do to correct the painful situation to Zambian people, if you listened to us you could have a changed things, as everything stands now you are going to fail as you have no good foundation to build on.

  14. The Vice President is backing her party’s policy on cadres and violence. In the same breath she is admonishing the law enforcement agencies to be professional and do their job! It’s up to the police to rise to the occasion now that the New Dawn administration is willing to stand clear of law enforcement!

  15. Reactions by Hon. Nalumango and Hon. Chushi Kasanda over the ruthless attacks on a Civil Servant in Kasama must be taken with “a pinch of salt”. UPND is a complex Party judging on how C. Banda and GBM were treated by a Party’s inner-circle. Hon. Kasanda must stick to her core role of making public statements arising from Cabinet decisions or make non-political statements packaged by her PS. Case of Kasama attacks is a responsibility of Home Affairs Minister who opted to remain mute. Whichever way the pendulum swings in Courts of Law, attacks on a Civil servant in Kasama and deaths of Jackson Kungo in Solwezi and MP Mkandawire in Lusaka will for a long time remain a puzzle.

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