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PF distances itself from violence in Kitwe

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Chimwemwe residents stone UPND Members

Chimwemwe residents stone UPND Members

Patriotic Front has denied sanctioning any participation  of  it’s members in Kitwe in the reported violence which  led to some youths  getting injured and been admitted to  hospital.

Kitwe PF  district information and publicity secretary Christopher Kang’ombe said  PF does not believe in politics of intimidation adding that the ruling party believes  to listening  to divergent views and therefore promote responsible freedom  of expression by either individuals or  members of opposition political parties in Zambia.
Here is a statement below:
The PF in Kitwe district would like to place on record its position on the reported violence that occurred at the UPND office in Kitwe yesterday 18.11.15.
 
We deny sanctioning any participation of our members in Kitwe in the reported incident which led to some youths getting injured and been admitted to hospital.
 
The PF does not believe in politics of intimidation. We believe listening to divergent views and therefore promote responsible freedom of expression by either individuals or members of opposition political parties in Zambia.
 
Whoever participated in the reported violent incident did not represent the PF and we therefore condemn any act of violence by both the youths masquerading as PF members and those from the UPND.
 
Our preliminary investigations indicate that youths from both groups were armed with stones and we urge the police in Kitwe to thoroughly establish more facts as to why Kitwe should become a battlefield for the youths.
 
The PF believes that young people must be productive, go oriented and well utilized in sectors of the economy that will propel Zambia to greatness. The activities of yesterday fall short of even the basic minimum standards we expect from the current crop of youths. It is extremely regrettable that violence occurred.
 
All well-meaning Zambians regardless of political party affiliations must condemn both the unidentified youths and the armed UPND cadres who clashed yesterday. Violence should have no place in the current and future political arena of mother Zambia.
 
On behalf of the PF,
Christopher Kang’ombe
INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY
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