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The UPND violence will get worse, but they will pay highly – M’membe

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Dr Fred M’membe, President of Socialist Party Zambia has warned that the violence by the ruling party UPND will get worse as it loses popularity.
Commenting on the violence during Youth Day commemoration in Kitwe where the UPND Cadres beat up their counterparts in PF who were chanting alebwelelapo, Dr M’membe asked Zambians to brace for more violence.
He however said just like PF, Zambians will have the UPND pay heavily for the violence in 2026.
Dr M’membe said this in a statement below availed to Zambian Eye:
The violence of the UPND against PF youths on Youth Day in Kitwe is barbarism that should not be tolerated by us all.
And this is behaviour that the UPND, as the governing party, should lead in condemning and punishing.
Those behind that violence can easily be found. If the violence was perpetrated by PF against UPND arrests would now have been made. But this is what happens when you have a police that is led by officers who are selected predominantly from one region of our country and are supporters or sympathisers of the ruling party.
The UPND is a very violent political party and it will increasingly get more and more violent as its general political support diminishes.
But Zambians generally don’t like violence and the UPND will ultimately, like the PF did, pay a very high political price for it.
In a multiparty political dispensation we don’t all share the same views or support the same political parties. And this in itself calls for a lot of tolerance and respect for the views and rights of others to exist and be what they want to be within what the law permits.
In a multiparty political dispensation violence should never be deployed as a political strategy or tactic.
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