UPND calls for panga for panga in Chilanga – PF

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The ruling party, Patriotic Front (PF) says the UPND plans to use the Mapatizya formula, violence in the Chilanga by-election.

Early 2000s during a by-election in Mapatizya, the opposition UPND used violence to sort out the then ruling party officials from MMD who they accused of wanting to manipulate the results by buying voters cards and bribing voters. The by-election which was won by Ackson Sejani of UPND was bloody, and became known as Mapatizya formula.

Now PF through it’s media has disclosed that the UPND intends to use the Mapatizya formula in Chilanga and has since called on the police to be alert.

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda has alleged that UPND Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) told his supporters that in Chilanga “it will be panga for panga”

Chanda alleges that GBM’s calls for violence were repeated by UPND Mazabuka Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo.

The call by UPND comes after the police are reported to have said they would not defend the opposition from the PF attack for fear of losing their jobs though the police have refuted this.

Below is Chanda’s statement:

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MURDERED NAMAKAU KALILA KWENDA’S INNOCENT BLOOD WILL SPEAK LOUDLY IN THE CHILANGA BY-ELECTION

_Lusaka, Zambia, 4th May 2018_ – Patriotic Front condemns threats of violence made by UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, GBM and Mazabuka MP Hon Garry Nkombo in Chilanga District on 3rd May 2018. The UPND Vice President is reported to have instructed his supporters that in Chilanga that the Campaign would be Panga for Panga, literally calling for a blood bath like Mapatizya. The Mazabuka Parliamentarian added to the calls for violence too. These sentiments are uncalled for and should there be any violence in Chilanga Constituency, the UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and his counterpart the Mazabuka Parliamentarian must be held personally responsible. These threats speak to UPND’s violent scheme to unleash its brutal Mapatizya formula in Chilanga District and we are calling on the Police to be on high alert.

On the same score, the PF is calling for clean and violence-free campaigns and calls on its members to exercise maximum restraint when provoked by the Opposition. We urge all our members to report all incidences of provocation and violence to the Zambia Police.

We also want to salute UPND members and residents of Chilanga Constituency who have protested Mr Hakainde Hichilema insensitive decision to adopt a candidate who was a co-accused in the murder of Namakau Kalila Kwenda. The UPND leadership has also insulted the family of deceased Namakau Kalila Kwenda, a security guard at Mukata’s law firm at the time. Indeed he who the gods want to destroy, they first make mad – the case of UPND and Chilanga Constituency.

Clearly, the UPND leadership does not understand that had Namakau Kalila Kwenda’s life been spared, this by-election was not going to happen. This by-election has come about because innocent blood was shed and there still remains uncertainty as to who could have pulled the trigger. UPND has blood on its hands and they know it.

Unfortunately, UPND does not seem to know or care to understand who else was at the crime scene when Namakau Kalila Kwenda ceased to breathe after being murdered in cold blood. There is no conscience in the UPND at a time when Namakau Kalila Kwenda’s blood continues to cry for justice and it will speak loudly in the Chilanga by-election.

The residents of Chilanga Constituency must demand that the UPND Candidate explains what she knows about the murder of Namakau Kalila Kwenda. She must tell Zambians and the people of chilanga who have been deprived of a Member of Parliament what exactly happened on that fateful night when Namakau Kalila Kwenda breathed his last. This is because while she exercised her right to remain silent in the Courts of law, she can nolonger do so in the Court of Public opinion. She has a duty to come out clean as some seeking public office, considering that she was the only co-accused to the murder which resulted in the Hon Mukata’ conviction.

While the UPND candidate was acquitted by the Courts of law, it is not clear whether or not she has been acquitted in the Court of public opinion. What is shocking the most is the arrogance by the UPND top leadership which clearly does not believe the murder of Namakau Kalila Kwenda matters. What is clear is that for the UPND top leadership, it’s politics as usual and whether a life was lost or not is of no consequence. Clearly the UPND top leadership’s conscience is seared with a hot iron otherwise how will they justify the murder of Namakau Kalila Kwenda while pretending that their candidate has no duty whatsoever to explain what she knows about the murder of an innocent security guard whose poor family has been deprived of a father, husband and bread winner.

We call on Zambians in Chilanga to punish the UPND over its insensitivity in adopting a Parliamentary candidate. This is an insult to the people of Chilanga that while Hon Mukata remains at Mukobeko Maximum Prison, his co-accused has been adopted in a bid to replace him as Member of Parliament. The court of public opinion must ask whether or not the UPND framed Hon Mukata in order to rob him the seat.

Lastly, UPND has insulted the intelligence of the people of Chilanga. But we wish to remind UPND that Zambians are not docile as they mistakenly believe. Zambians know that someone cannot injure society and go scot-free.

Issued by:

Sunday Chanda
PF Media Director
Party Headquarters

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3 Responses to UPND calls for panga for panga in Chilanga – PF

  1. I SWEAR UPON MY ASS YOU GUYS UPND WILL NEVER EVER RULE THIS COUNTRY YU BEHAVE LIKE YOUR CATTLE OR COW DUNG SOMETHING LIKE THAT

    BA -KAMBWILI
    May 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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    • This is a useless contribution from dead brain in a defunct body with dysfunctional mind.

      Mpombo Bob
      May 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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  2. YES IT’S TOO MUCH OF MUTAWARE AND THE PF TORMENTING ZAMBIANS SO PANGA FOR PANGA I THINK NEEDS TO BE THE SOLUTION AND MUTAWARE WILL BE ANSWERABLE. PF HAS KILLED,MAIMED EVEN AT GRAVE YARDS ALOT OF OPPOSITION MEMBERS MORE ESPECIALLY FROM UPND JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO WIN AN ELECTION. SO PF NEEDS TO BEHAVE OTHERWISE SOMETHING SERIOUS MAY ERUPT. ZAMBIANS ARE FED UP OF THE PF VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY SPEARHEADED BY STATE HOUSE.

    Rudo
    May 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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