One die, Several UPND Cadres injured in Lusaka gunfire

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FB_IMG_1467993887999One person is reported dead while several supporters of the opposition UPND have been severely injured when Police fired at them in Lusaka Friday afternoon.

 

FB_IMG_1467993879645FB_IMG_1467993864941Policused teargases canisters and live bullets to disperse huge crowds of UPND cadres who attempted to march to a rally in Chawama which Police had cancelled earlier. Traffic came to a standstill and some shops closed.

 

Earlier the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema announced the cancellation of the rally in a statement.

 

“We deeply regret that we will not be able to address the people in Chawama today, or in Kanyama this weekend. During the campaign period political parties have the right to deliver their message and manifesto to the people, and our people have the right to hear those messages. If President Edgar Lungu does not want to campaign or has little to say that is not for UPND to worry about,” Hichilema said.

 

However defiant cadre trooped from all areas in Lusaka and headed towards Chawama. But police intercepted the cadres by Kamwala’s Downtown and allegedly started firing live gun shots and teargas canisters.

 

Pedestrians along Kafue Road scampered in all directions as motorist caused congestion in all roads around town and surrounding areas.

Banks, Shops in the capital’s central district closed as the city almost became a war zone.

 

By press time, calm has returned in town.

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39 Responses to One die, Several UPND Cadres injured in Lusaka gunfire

  1. What is Lungu doing in state house, he should be the defender and protector of all Zambians regardless of political affiliation. Zambians do need to die of Politics. I am lost for words

    Saulosi
    July 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    • LUNGU HAS THE BLOOD OF THESE PEOPLE ON HIS HANDS. HE SCHEMED THE KILLING AND GAVE ORDERS TO THE KANGANJA FOR EXECUTION. UNFORTUNATELY THE POLICE, WITH NO BACKBONE TO SAY NO, AGREED TO KILL THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AND FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS. HE DELIBERATELY LEFT FOR THE HOLIDAY TO DELIBERATELY BE OUT OF THE WAY AND PRETEND THAT HE WAS NOT THERE AND DIN’T KNOW. BUT IT’S WHOM WHO GAVE THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE POLICE FOR EXECUTION. IT’S A WELL ORCHESTRATED SCHEME INTENED TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE SO THAT THEY DON’T OUT IN NUMBERS TO ATTEND PF RALLIES.

      MANOMAMBULWA
      July 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm
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    • We are slowly turning into Zimbabwe.

      Shot Put
      July 9, 2016 at 5:33 am
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  2. Zambians do not need to die because of politics

    Saulosi
    July 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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  3. What is the future of this Country? Is this the kind of leadership Zambians envisioned @ independence?

    Kasaka
    July 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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  4. THIS FOOLISHNESS FROM LUNGU HAS TO BE STOPPED,JUST IMAGN GIVING HIM 5YRS WIL ZAMBIA BE A GOOD COUNTRY TO LIVE ?I THANK DE SCOTISH WHO SAID THAT ZAMBIA IS WAR TORN COUNTRY COZ WE ARE BEING RULED BY A NUMSCUL CALLED LUNYU ,MAY HE DIE B4 ELLECTIONS

    barotish
    July 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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  5. The situation is grave and is deteriorating, but no bullet shall stop us to liberate this country from pf thugs posing as police officers.

    conspiracy theory
    July 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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  6. ECL made it that he would find it difficult to stop violence. The head of state! I pray this will not get worse.

    AAMBA
    July 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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  7. This is what Dr Guy Scott was telling the Zambian people. Miss Masebo said the same thing. When are we going to wake up as a country? This is a wake up call fellow country men, let us rise above partisan politics save our country from destruction. The country is dying in our eyes. Vote wisely on 11 August. Vote HH, GBM, UPND. Amen.

    Gwembe
    July 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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  8. We the Zambian people are supposed to depend on police officers to protect our lives. They are supposed to be the guarantors in Protecting Human Rights of Citizens. Much as we know that the police officers are expected to exercise authority when necessary, whether on or off duty, it is important for them to understand that what happened today in Chawama was police brutality because their actions involved abuse of force, using live amunition. It’s common knowledge that Policused teargases canisters should have been used to disperse the cadres. Whichsoever policeman pulled that trigger to kill that young man and the person who ordered him to do so will surely be held accountable when the time comes.

    Dr Imasiku Liamunga
    July 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm
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  9. most of u hu dnt remember wud wander hu is he.he is a Muslim hu has only become a Christian just to get ur vote if u dnt see n think.nt long ago he was falling to speak in church bt bt 2day y ,hv u asked urself y cos if he has become a true Christian like he claims we wud hv seen Baptised he is a pretender

    kaps bow
    July 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm
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  10. Lungu doesn’t diserve another term of office, he is a killer and a destroyer without words and ways of solving problems coz he lacks command coz of his healthy situation. May God help us.shame.

    haantolongo maps
    July 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm
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  11. zambian open your eyes police they not working and scured of Lungus behavior CAdres now ruling zambia

    Corriard
    July 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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  12. There are alot of questions to be asked after this incidence. Was the girl armed to deserve this? What acts of violence did she do to deserve this. How old in the service is the officer who shot the girl? How powerful was the girl not to just be apprehended using minimum force rather thjan taking her life away in cold blood.The tone has been set to the outside world about our mother zambia. Human rights commission this is your role pure to get indulged in this matter seriously with concern it deserve.

    mulenga Bwalya
    July 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm
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  13. Kanganja Kakoma don’t be fooled by the stupid chakolwa Edgar Lungu by killing civilians using guns.Learn from your elder brother former inspector general of police epheraim Mateyo who was so professional in handling police matters.How can your police be controlled by PF cadres? You have failed to manage the police cos of being a PF cadre.We have continued to lose more lives at the hands of police being non professional.Can Edgar accept a rally for PF to be cancelled cos of a threat from UPND cadres when the police is there? Be professional avoid being used as PF cadre by Edgar Lungu

    mangani
    July 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm
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    • Kanganja must be invited to the Let the people talk program on the state of police protection and elections and he will get free advice from caller’s

      FuManchu
      July 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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  14. Comreds lets get organised we can’t stand seeing our fellow comreds die, we need to do something. This is our country lungu wants to bring islamic calture in zambia nonononono zambia must go forwad no dununa reverse to colonial

    zwangendaba
    July 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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  15. Lungu knows he is dying soon and wants to destort the remainin generation

    zwangendaba
    July 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm
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  16. Where there is no vision people perish

    .witj this leadership zambians forget about progress or development.5 more yrs under PF is not worth imagining.A flock without a Sherpard.

    common man
    July 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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  17. Something big must happen soon to pf behave this way.

    zwangendaba
    July 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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  18. Lungu must Go to Hague.I am not joking because he has elected to watch when citizens are being killed by his ruthless caders In police uniform.

    Sonta your failures
    July 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm
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  19. Why should UPND political activities be canceled because of the eminent threat from the violent pf thugs, this is the reason why we get permits from police so that they are able to provide security to innocent Zambians from eminent threats, and why do this security threat always pops up whenever UPND wants to hold a rally, it simply means pf thugs are that threat.

    conspiracy theory
    July 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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    • I doubt if there was even a threat – it is just the sick, confused and dictator Lungu who dint want the rallies to go ahead – this is indeed the new Zambia under the ‘holy’ Chagwa Kachasu Chainama case Lungu

      Doc
      July 9, 2016 at 4:39 am
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  20. Y going there if u are scared to die, those who die are the ones who bring confusions, let them die.

    Army worm
    July 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm
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  21. I pronounce a case to PF.

    PF devoncee
    July 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm
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  22. Every well organized church has register of its members. I don’t think you can trace Lungu’s membership anywhere in any church but its easy for you to trace is membership in most of the bars & taverns in Chawama. If he has registered as the member in any church after ascending to power he must have registered in Dan Pules church. Where members are allowed to sin with impunity. The other church that could have registered him must be BIGOCA, Northmead Assemblies & many other churches looking for sponsors.

    muzolex
    July 9, 2016 at 3:36 am
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  23. Hide my Id pliz. The pf govt has totally failed the country and we are heading for doom. God is watching and His judgement is coming soon.

    Mbeza
    July 9, 2016 at 3:46 am
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  24. This is what I said when Lungu Travelled to Uganda last week to seek further training from his evil and dictator mentor M7. Anyone who could give support to the PF government of cakolwa Lungu on this one is mentally retarded and should seek urgent medication. Zambia has never been like this before and if Lungu shall be given an extension in the forth coming elections, then the sooner we start running away to other country to seek refuge, the better. I laugh at those who worship and give praise to this cakolwa president as Mr. Humble, the chosen one. Can the Living God really choose such a dunderhead to rule a nation ? Never at all. I want to appeal to you fellow Zambians, you who adore peace for the safety of our innocent people’ s lives to take this matter further if need be to the Hague so Lungu can be probed. It’ s sad we even have empty tins in the so called Zambia Police Service if not PF Police Service. Last week some UPND cadres were brutally attacked by PF Cadres whilst installing some campaign materials along Cairo Road for their party. The same f00ls, the PF Police Service twisted the story and strongly defended the attackers. F00ls, mafi yenu bafikala including your dunderhead president, God is watching and we shall pray vigorous to the LIVING GOD until He and He alone will intervene to this unbecoming situation. Atase, mwe mbwa mwe you think all this innocent blood you are spilling shall go unnoticed just like that ? Kanganja you are the most useless IG this country has ever had and you MUST just resign on moral grounds. Ulicipuba sana naka cakolwa President, ka paymaster kobe. Misula yenu bashiti.

    Patson Simpito
    July 9, 2016 at 4:38 am
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    • I doubt if there was even a threat – it is just the sick, confused and dictator Lungu who dint want the rallies to go ahead – this is indeed the new Zambia under the ‘holy’ Chagwa Kachasu Chainama case Lungu

      Doc
      July 9, 2016 at 4:41 am
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    • True Simpito – this goes beyond party affiliation – it is simply madness

      Do
      July 9, 2016 at 4:42 am
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  25. You are a disgrace to the service, Kanganja, you couldn’t give immediate comment because you were waiting for instructions on what to say and how to twist and say it from Edgar Lungu. We all know all you’ve said here is a faked up self defense to the heinous embarrassment you’ve brought on yourselves – an alibi for Lungu and pf. Surely, your shrinking balls /testacles give you no guts to turn down satanic Lungu’s barbaric orders to brutalize civilians opposing frustrated and losing Lungu.
    Remember, Muhammad Mussi, Ghadaffi, Saddam, etc, where are they??? Your reckoning time together with mole-teeth Lungu is faster approaching. Your cadreism will bring you regrettable ends…. Do you all (lungu and all pf Neanderthals) have children, really?!!!

    Memphis Shew
    July 9, 2016 at 4:57 am
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  26. Cry blood Zambia! Lungu God will shrink your days, oh Zambia’s King Nebukadzer .You will walk naked and be shamed.

    The Philosopher
    July 9, 2016 at 5:12 am
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  27. Kanshi, it’ s better the earlier we start trailing President Lungu until we gun him down first and foremost, the better because it’ s apparent he wants to turn this country into another Rwanda. I am a man in uniform but I do not support whatever is happening in this country especially the current prevailing PF government brutality. If need be, let him declare war and all weapons of war shall be directed at him for why should we lose innocent lives like this. His language speaks volumes and there is no doubt he is 100% involved in all these killing against the opposition supporters. We are trained men of war and if the worst becomes the worst, then we shall have no option but to pick up our weapons and on that day, shall be no Commander-in-chief of the armed forces in this country because enough is enough. And the first thing if successful, will be to send to jail all senior police officers in this country because they don’ t seem to work for the nation but for Edgar Lungu and the PF.

    Master Sgt. Hector Chulu Chewe
    July 9, 2016 at 5:31 am
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  28. Very soon, just like what happened in Liberia in April, 1980, a firing squad awaits some senior PF government officials including the President himself once the military takes over the government. Ba Police, you will be whipped like kids in the streets for failure to execute your duties professionally.

    Lt. Lombe Kaputa
    July 9, 2016 at 6:01 am
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  29. kangaja is saying that the police fired rubber bullet, my fellow zambian is that injuries rubber bullet? we don’t hav a leader and security in zambia, polices & lungu are all candres, let a genuine zambian say no to violence on 11/08/16.

    without feva
    July 9, 2016 at 11:04 am
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  30. Lungu must go. coz we are tired of him….

    JOZE
    July 9, 2016 at 11:37 am
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  31. Judgment has already come up on lungu and his minions. You are cursed by the blood of innocent souls that you kill. You will never have peace untill you die! Die Chagwa in Jesus name.

    I AM
    July 9, 2016 at 8:33 pm
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  32. Yes, let Chagwa Lungu die!

    JZ
    July 11, 2016 at 11:39 am
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  33. Every human life lost is known in heaven because The Almighty God is watching every moment. God does not sleep. The Bible says Vengeance is Mine says the Lord. Brothers and Sisters, let’s not take another life rest we are punished by God. God is surely going to punish who ever has killed

    The Servant
    July 12, 2016 at 2:40 am
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