PF Cadres strip Woman naked while Police watch

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UPND Woman stripped nakedThe pain of motherhood is being felt as never before in Zambia following violent attacks by Police and PF supporters that have resulted in both emotional and physical damage.

These scars will live with us. Such action must be brought to a stop and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

President Lungu is Commander in Chief but yet he is silent and, as in other areas, he has failed to be action-oriented in curtailing the spiraling violence across the country.

We need a leadership and a government that will protect women’s rights as human rights. The youth are the fabric of our society and it is this fabric that is now being destroyed under our watch as mothers.

Therefore as women let’s unite and rise. We call upon the NGOCC and other women’s organisations to immediately set-up psychosocial counselling centres across the country to cater for the ever-rising number of young women being brutalised by PF cadres, even while the Police watch.

As women let’s be there for each other regardless of which political party, religious affiliation, creed or colour we are coming from. We should form a front to protect our children and women’s rights more broadly.

The country is clearly on autopilot. Law and order has broken down, Zambia is by literal definition a failed state and if action is not taken we are soon headed for anarchy.

The Police are supposed to protect the life of Zambian citizens, and the reason they fall under control of the Executive, and ultimately the President, is to enable the person occupying that office to govern the country effectively. President Lungu is now governing a country where there are no longer any Police. If there were, we would not have women being stripped and abused for wearing party regalia. We cannot have young men and women that are less than one kilometre from our Vice President being stoned for simply wearing party regalia.

The young woman who was stripped and abused is one of us. It could have been the daughter, sister or mother of anyone of us. We therefore cannot accept the silence coming from President Edgar Lungu on this matter.

This is unacceptable and barbaric by the PF to do this merely five days after Women’s Day. Where are the women in PF on this issue, Vice President Inonge Wina, Dora Siliya, Nkandu Luo and the talkative Mumbi Phiri when we need her to speak up now?

Zambia is degenerating into chaos under President Lungu’s watch, and yet this is the man who was boasting in Bweengwa that he has the power to take action over an issue that was stage-managed. Why is he shying away from taking action on those Police officers on duty and the PF cadres that were part and parcel of the fracas on Youth Day?

The officers that were watching helpless school children, who went to commemorate their day but  had to scamper and run to safety, must be punished. There is no point in having them wearing taxpayers uniforms if they cannot or will not protect us.

Further, this action of publicly stripping women by PF cadres will make participation of women in politics even more difficult.

In this country under PF, and specifically under Lungu, life is fast becoming worthless. How many people have lost lives for being politically aligned with the opposition? Grayzer Matapa was killed; the Police maimed Mweemba a few weeks ago. Lungu and the PF have failed and they should leave the stage.

Namakau Kabwiku
National Women’s Chairperson

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6 Responses to PF Cadres strip Woman naked while Police watch

  1. The solution to all this thuggery is get the whole PF rot out of our way…….

    KC
    March 14, 2016 at 9:08 am
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  2. Who has trained these cadres to fight and from where, Is it GBM?

    humphrey
    March 14, 2016 at 9:59 am
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  3. Bweengwa incident some pastors and NGO where chirping all over the forest, this inhumane act by pfool caders, actually an insult to the youth and women am sure deadNBC can’t find its equipment to cover them pastors like pukuta mwanza, bigoga bishop and Joshua banda.

    Conspiracy Theory
    March 14, 2016 at 10:25 am
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  4. The problem I have with all you political caders is that it only become an issue when it is your side which has been tempered with.

    A woman wearing PF regalia in Mazabuka was stripped naked by suspected UPND members, I never heard any UPND member for that matter holding a position in UPND to come out and condemn it.

    Iam not supporting what happened but all you politicians are just a bunch of selfish people whose interest is just to get our votes and fatten your bellies when in power.

    lapkenifamily
    March 14, 2016 at 10:48 am
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  5. @ conspiracy theory, you are 100% right. it is only an issue when opposition are the victims. and they expect votes from us on Aug 11!

    George
    March 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm
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  6. that comment was for lapkenifamily not @ conspiracy theory

    George
    March 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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