HH visits victims of Chilanga violence

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United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema this morning visited Mr. and Mrs. Ndhlovu, the alleged victims of violent attacks by Patriotic Front (PF) during the recently held ward by-elections in Chilanga.

Hichilema expressed sadness and sympathised with the victims who are UPND Chilanga constituency members.

“This morning in the company of we visited Mr and Mrs Ndlovu, the victims of the PF brutality in Lusaka’s Chilanga constituency. We sympathised with them and encouraged them to remain strong even amidst provocation,” Hichilema stated. “We prayed with the Ndhlovu family and asked God for quick healing.”

The opposition leader condemned the violence, stressing that peace and unity based on respect for the rule of law and fundamental freedoms are a prerequisite to development.

Hichilema is of the view that citizens must differ on principle as opposed to resorting to violence.

The UPND leader called for the arrest of the known perpetrators of violence in the country.

He warned that if the perpetrators of violence are not arrested, citizens may be forced to act in self defense, a situation that would bring anarchy in the country.

Hichilema reiterated his stance on the need for dialogue in the country as a way to bring normalcy and freedoms based on good governance.

“We have stated at various platforms that the current political environment makes it difficult for those not in government to freely meet and mobilise themselves.

“It is because of such brutal attacks on citizens that we feel dialogue must take place without fail as it will encompass all these issues and bring back law and order in the country,” Hichilema stated.

He was accompanied by party Secretary General Stephen Katuka and party National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango.



2 Responses to HH visits victims of Chilanga violence

  1. We never heard him visiting thoz pf members whose homes were burnt last year. This man is a high profile hypocrite. What does he mean by saying citizens may resort to self defence? Plz thoz who can, advise the man not to be bitter all the tm bt be honest and sober minded nt the behaviour we are seeing of going to the xtent of conducting meetings in other countries. For what?

    September 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

  2. It is a good gesture, though political. Please stop this violence. Curb all these unruly cadres, we’re not in the UNIP era where Vigilantes were running everything. How can you let Abaiche beatup ba Mayo like that? We’re not a cursed generation, let us respect each other, especially our mothers and fathers.
    God bless Zambia!

    September 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

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