Opinion

OPINION: GBM’s Violent Political DNA

It is quite ironic that Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba could be whining about his political party, the opposition United Party for National Development being a victim of violence. Mwamba, popularly known as GBM is violence incarnate and may not have the moral right to talk about violence. It could appear that violence is in the man’s DNA. Everyone who is a student of Zambian politics would know that GBM has been one of the chief architects of political violence in the country.

The now physically scaled down GBM has been consistently violent in his political pronouncements. He has coined catchy violent political slogans that have become part of the political lingo. Innocuously sounding statements like “tukembana inama mumeno” loosely translated knocking out each other’s teeth, Panga for Panga which needs no explanation and jumping at each other’s throats are some of GBM’s signature violent slogans that have become part of his political diatribes. Even the dawn of heavy muscled youth in shady dark glasses at political rallies has his signature.

There is no limit to how low he can go to propagate his violent ways and even commits to recruiting unemployed youths to his violent ways. His role in the unlawful drilling case where a number of youths were picked at his gymnasium in Villa Elizabeth testifies to his well-known violent tendencies. Don’t they say charity begins at home? A man who batters his own wife surely will have no trouble hurting anybody else to meet his political ends. Perhaps what the UPND should do before going to town about being victims of violence is to take a deep introspection and remove the log in their eyes.

The UPND cannot be going guns blazing accusing everybody else about political violence without admitting their role to the violence that has become part of the Zambian political fibre. It was no wonder they were at ease in the company of GBM as their running mate that the clean mouthed Dr Canisius Banda. Even the once upon a time mighty man of God Dr Nevers Mumba these days speaks violent political tongues. So perhaps the UPND should know that whilst playing the victim card it could be more prudent for them to take some responsibility too and confess to their violent ways.

 

74 Comments

  1. muzo

    This big fat man needs serious prayers.ama temper kwati calikwata amashoko! Ngawakula kucinjako tumisango tumo tumo.Upnd,wakeup with a rotten groundnut.

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  2. Michael

    You have started accusing UPND,no matter what 2021 is Zambia forward

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    • kopala.

      says who?upnd is on a self destruction path.in fact going by the current political situation. upnd will hv fewer votes as compared to the ones they had in 2016.reason! people hv now realized the person they voted for hh is in fact a very arrogant person who has no idea whatsoever to run the country. only people who r empty tins can now vote for this devil worshipers hh and GBM.

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  3. anthony

    michael you think most zambians are so foolish to follow idiots and vote for your two fools . that’s not possible Edgar lungu is a parent.

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  4. MMPRODUCTION

    I we CHI muzo! You are very very lunatic how can you be busy there and then supporting that idiotic of yours and accusing the peaceful and beloved party UPND as the source of political violence in fact it’s PF which brutalizing the other parties… Let me tell you without any hesitation you are chikala and motherfucker idiot.

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  5. anthony

    if you are wise and they they should have gone on drawing board and seen hw many fools out there follow there useless politics and see how much they miss lead people by using violent language like panga for panga. when president is able to say PF and UPND are the main stake holders of violence. when they told they should not say zambians are saying this no because in the first place injure most sensible zambians by there insults and impeachment, non recognition of the president who 50+1 sensible zambians voted for and blocking the president motor charge and ever use of abusive language to under mine peace of this land. if votes come social media like prime and watch imbwa I’m sure they Shud have been in state House already. if you have ears hear and if you are sensible digest my coments and if evil let them repent because HH and GBM don’t need to become leaders of this country but just need to repent and accept Christ as their personal savior than destroying this country to worst politics like never before. I believe every leadership is from God. please

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  6. anthony

    I like your insults but they will not take you any where because right Zambia has one president whom zambians voted for and I would reach that far arguing with you because I don’t even know the level of your education and what is driving you to insult like that may God bless you and deliver you . I to say birds of the same feathers fly together.

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  7. anthony

    leaders are put by God and for a purpose and if God wants to give us in the hands of the wicked he will definitely hands over but for a purpose and right now we have an able president Edgar lungu our boss and they are God chosen they will come to stage house at an appointed time and at all they will come they will need our respect regardless of who voted for them. I observed Zambian politics with passion but of late insults from the two guys the so called your mentors HH and GBM have disappointed especially HH I’m told he is educated though in my list of educated people he is an embarrassment. I he should advice and term his call boy for lack of respect who has not been to school. May the good Lord minister him self to them like he did to Saul.

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  8. Shaka

    People stop saying the Zambian people, speak on your on behalf. You cast the vote as an indiv

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    • Shaka

      Stop saying the Zambian people, you voted as an individual. We all have different opinions. Never should you speak on behalf of the Zambians, you don’t feed them.

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    • Gk

      No insults please

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  9. ben

    it is hard for a rich man to inherit the kingdom of God, they are big headed because money.

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  10. SHI ALIKO

    This guy’s who usually bend in order to see ther private party’s like bene mwamba,kambwili are problems they need serious player’s

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  11. Evergreen

    Especially Chi mwamba

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  12. BLACK MOUNTAIN

    How can he join upnd mandu ba bemba so chifuna ngombe

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  13. Agm

    Wise people saw what happening party leaders done and vote not blind vote!

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  14. Lolo

    But guys “The now physically scaled down GBM…..” kikikikikiki

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  15. lombe

    Comment:iwe chibenbella jealous pipo never prosper in life.

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  16. BTK

    Comment:IWE SHI ALIKO GOD IS THE ONE WHO WANTED GBM TO BE FAT.THIS IS THE SECRET OF GOD CAREFUL U WIL BE BURIED ALIVE.

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  17. FOX

    We just want to try HH cause he promised free Education & Democracy to the Nation.

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    • kopala.

      u don’t play with the running of a country. what do u mean when u say u just want to try hh?my friend, u hv to put someone u trust, not trying. its not a farm where u try this tractor,it fails then u try another one just like that. we r talking about a country. NO TRY AND ERROR!we hv to put someone who is tried and tested.it’s not something like job on training, noooo!that’s y some arguments people bring on the public media? u tend to wonder,if u a supporter of hh hv seen that he is not capable and u just want to try him,what about us who hv known his shortcomings a long long time ago,do u think we can easily fall for that cheap politics where u just want to try someone? who in my opinion is a liability. we hv reliable leader in ECL why then should we go back and entrust a novice? wokeup guys!there is no shame in axeptn the truth.cos the truth shall set u free.hh is a liability and is not a Republican President material maybe a upnd President.

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  18. mwaba kondwani

    H.H is a karateka he did ashihara,comfu,tykwando & shotogun from china & japan.Gbm is also did boxen & wrestling from america & uk.they all respected pipo be careful guys stop talking anyhow.

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  19. BTK

    Some people they don’t know that we have put wrong people in the highest office of l

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    • muzo

      mr btk! hw wrong ar those in office? point out n give us evidence.dont just hate.

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  20. BTK

    Some people they don’t know that we have put wrong people in the highest office of land, cause Kambili told.

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  21. mbewe

    its true i agree with u fox lets try HH in 2021 so that we see his promises starting from democracy,free education from grade one to college,economy,poverty,free medicines,remove all zra taxes,remove tollgates & reduces foodstufs & incrment to all workers in zambia,if he wil fail we hav got rights to change the president.

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  22. Done

    No one and never will this party win coz people have realized how violent is this party is and if anyone argueing with me I will tell u why they lost to chilanga HahahahHa pf..,

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  23. James claps mphande

    Mmm but ba GBM u don’t know the tricks which this Cow HH is playing iyeee my dear come back to PF coz Edith Nawakwi will be the vise president of the cow HH. PF👊👊

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  24. BBC mwaimona

    You guys you’re just being used as pon to these politicians why can’t you think of something else to better your future

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  25. Bluno marss the moonshine jungle

    Ni fwd chabe

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  26. FOX

    Honestly people of Zambia,someone promised FREE EDUCATION,you mean you can’t try that person honest People of poor Nation.

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  27. Davies Mwila Jr

    Only God knows who will be the president of the great nation of Zambia.
    Remember leadership comes from God. David, Solomon e.t.c they were chosen by God so stop all the insults coz God knows who will lead us in 2021.
    May God bless our Nation

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  28. Kambwili

    All who think that UPND is violent must have their heads examined. You have short memories, you have forgotten the people who were wielding pangas? I don’t need to remind you. You have forgotten the people who beat up innocent Zambians at bus stations and markets? Are you not aware of what goes on in the markets in order for one to have a stand? Am not UPND nor PF, but an angry Zambian. Ba koswe malelya mu mpoto imwe you are busy insulting one another. Have your brains checked.

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  29. chi

    Experiments ar long gone issues n everything my dear friends.if u want experiments do it n yo own party not whereby u start advising pipo 2 vote 4 someone as let’s try!! Its a wrong advice.

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  30. hasty

    Comment Rubbish article ,Satan .

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  31. Elizabeth Mphande

    Don’t mind anyone insulting. Don’t discuss winning with losers, it’s not their language. Have u noticed that PF is moving forward and upnd bai dununa reverse?!!! Pamaka fye!!

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  32. Rabson Chipeta

    May god bless our nation

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  33. kapita kabambi

    Upnd for life

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  34. Foolish blindfollower

    Some of these comment are childish and foolish . we think insults will swaye public opinion. Grow up Zambians

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  35. martin

    Comment the cultture of the zambian people is one party state, and it has become difficult to switch them to a multparty democracy. when they vote for any party its 15, to 30 years . U.N.I.P. type of government. how can you develope? and same leaders just moving from party to party. aaaaah

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  36. angel

    let the youth rule the nation
    same pipo over and over again

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  37. ba general

    How violent is upnd.when hh was jailed for no clime u supported Lungu for that act,when lungu is abusing the constitution u tolerate,when Lungu allowed the ministers to be in office while voting was taking place it was fine because it was him.when the upnd fights for their rights then they becomes violent. Where on earth are u cadres coming from.people who does not understand things but jst following blindly.stop stereotyping and learn to gudge wisely.when lungu does something wrong u point that wrong act out.when the opposition does any wrong act,you do the same and that s what checks and balances means in politics.so if u don’t understand politics please give time with knowledge in that particular area to comment…

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  38. ba general

    How violent is upnd.when hh was jailed for no clime u supported Lungu for that act,when lungu is abusing the constitution u tolerate,when Lungu allowed the ministers to be in office while voting was taking place it was fine because it was him.when the upnd fights for their rights then they becomes violent. Where on earth are u cadres coming from.people who does not understand things but jst following blindly.stop stereotyping and learn to gudge wisely.when lungu does something wrong u point that wrong act out.when the opposition does any wrong act,you do the same and that s what checks and balances means in politics.so if u don’t understand politics please give time to people with knowledge in that particular area to comment…

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  39. adviser

    UPND guys,don’t warry,if you’ve your time to rule this country, the time will be open for you no matter what will happen.

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  40. ndamwumfwa maisa

    I oz tell you that GBM was one of the degree holders at kaponya university in panga to panga,lies, and violence.In his practical test he batered his wife to the extent of her being hospitalised.so baGBM na HH we know u as zambians that you an advocates of violence so stop decieving zambians we are wise enough to notice you.

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  41. mphande james maisa

    upnd for life.we realised now zambia forward chabe dununa forward not revese.

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  42. Abeuty Mukupa

    GBM 2021 hello 👋
    Ba KASAMA

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  43. ZEY

    Upnd for life

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  44. lweendo

    UPND for life

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  45. James claps mphande

    Don’t forget that u don’t have a ka grade twelve certificate

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  46. Elizabeth Mphande

    Tell them Bro,
    We don’t want testimonials!!

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  47. Mr Peace

    Sorry am a little behind.What is this UPND am hearing about?

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  48. Elizabeth Mphande

    It’s a cry-babies party.

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  49. black spider

    They have done it again…..show ground’s for sale……still negotiating…

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  50. lupek

    The issue of God choosing leaders, yes, in other countries and not here in Zambia. I have discovered that here it’s by chess or Nsolo for one to be there.

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  51. Sikota

    If we believe that leadership comes from God, then why do we allow innocent blood to be spilled? Why should we say this one or that one will never rule. Can we pray for the peace God is giving us. We are all same colour, all created in the image of God. Can we be realistic and follow Christian values. MWe Bantu.

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  52. Black panther

    Chinyama1996

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  53. Ras lamar

    I think this is the cockroach behind the burning of our markets.
    God help our country….

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  54. Pf cadre

    Nipali Lungu fye mwanya kikikikikiki 2021 tuleipayana?

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  55. Saul

    Politics is a dead game

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  56. Bomber

    Comment : Anthony, Check your words.Don’t involve Jesus anyhow.Infact its the same Jesus who knows everything,not you.How can you say they won’t be leaders of this Nation.Are you God.Zambia is not you alone.

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  57. Bomber

    Comment:God knows the next President ,Not you rodents.Every one is capable regardless of the tribe or colour.Just pray to God if you are a Christian.Wat are you saying Anthony?

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  58. Cool

    Watch movie TV u wil tel if he was choosn or not

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  59. Armswerd mwewa nsamba

    The kingdom make eyes red,hh will never be a President of Zambia,bcoz of insult.

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  60. Mwana Zambia

    I think those who believe in social media ati you can win people’s heart mubepelefye I dont see upnd in power bcoz you are loosing popularity in your strong holds look buck from the seats you lost last by election now in 2021?

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