HH calls for calm as police summon GBM

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GBMPolice in Lusaka have summoned UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for questioning over the raid conducted at his business premises over the weekend.

Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda said in a statement that Mwamba, popularly known as GBM, is expected at Lusaka Central Police at 09:00 hours to answer questions regarding the “offensive weapons” that were found at his business premises on Luanshya road in Villa Elizabetha area.

And UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has pleaded with his party’s supporters who wish to show solidarity with Mwamba to do so with peace and love. He has also called on police to be proffessional as the do their job.

“Take note that the police in Lusaka have summoned our party Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for questioning tomorrow at 09:00 hours on unspecified issues. While many have offered their solidarity, our appeal is that this is done with peace and love,” Hichilema said in a message posted on his facebook page.

“We are fully aware of the various schemes being concocted ahead of the upcoming general elections and we must not fall prey even under extreme provocation. We only have one country and we must guard the peace and unity we have enjoyed over the years.

“To the police, we request you to be professional despite working under very difficult conditions. They are making you work like this yet they cannot even pay your salaries and allowances on time.

“We know that you are also Zambian citizens who feel the same economic pinch and hardships that the rest of your fellow citizens are going through. There are no special or cheaper shops and services for any sector of our nation.

“UPND is a peaceful party and we are more focused on the bigger challenge ahead of turning around the economy and fighting poverty.

“May peace prevail at all times until that great day on 11th August when we shall all take decisive action against oppression and failed leadership through our vote for change.”

Last week, President Edgar Lungu claimed he had intelligence information that the UPND was training 250 militias to cause violence during the forthcoming general elections. This prompted police to conduct a raid on Mwamba’s premises and arrest 21 UPND youths for ‘unlawful drilling’ and being in Possession of ‘Offensive Weapons’.



12 Responses to HH calls for calm as police summon GBM

  1. God, help Us Zambians by Giving Us HH as Our Zambian President This Year.

    Jata Noiluma
    February 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    • I feel sorry for HH and upnd

      Arnold Mulenga makumba
      March 2, 2016 at 8:49 am

  2. Pls ba police, don’t impose tranpt charges on innocent people. It may ignight fire. You’re also suffering the same way.

    Chamona Iyaala
    February 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

  3. Pls ba police,don’t base yo actions on directives. The man is innocent. You’re also suffering the same way.

    February 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  4. Could this be One of the 25 evil plans against upnd?

    February 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

  5. When i read the story from the police the so called offensive weapons were found in 4 different vehicles.The question is, were the vehicles Mr Mwamba’s parked at his premises or they belonged to the cadres who had gone for physical exercises?
    If the vehicles don’t belong to GBM why should the police say they were found at his premises? because they were in the vehicles driven and parked at GBM’s premises while he was away in Kapiri Mposhi.

    February 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm

  6. 25 plan evils of pf start u say wdg re lie now they started working

    February 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  7. This is our president talking with sense, respect not the drunkards, who speak whatever comes at his mouth, with a language of kaponya, as ifi he is not the president. Language of chawama compound, no vision of his own. He really embarrasses our country , we are a laughing stroke in the world world, coz of putting the drunkards in the driving seat

    Mutale chomba
    March 1, 2016 at 1:09 am

  8. I’m coming for rally on Wednesday thankyou ba police for organizing this mammoth rally on Wednesday .this is good

    Big Nose
    March 1, 2016 at 5:51 am

  9. Today is Tuesday why say Wednesday…… U wanna confuse people….. Its today

    mwape nkole
    March 1, 2016 at 6:09 am

  10. This is a statesman giving a mature statement. Viva HH. No two ways about it

    March 1, 2016 at 7:52 am

  11. That is the attitude we have been waiting for HH. If you continue on this trajectory of maturity,love and patriotism, verily l say to you HH and UPND you are not far from state house.

    Kwifulaminwe Kabunke
    March 1, 2016 at 10:37 am

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