Politics

Speaker Okays UPND Motion against Violence

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has given a go ahead to the motion by the opposition UPND Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa against political violence.

The motion will be debated on February 27 as a private member’s motion.

“I wish to inform you that the Hon Mr Speaker has approved the motion for debate on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019,” reads a letter from the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly.

Political violence largely pitting the ruling Patriotic Front and UPND has been a highly topical issue with the recent Sesheke by-election bringing the matter to the fore.

The motion dubbed “Curb Electoral Violence” urges the Government to take practical measures to curb electoral violence.

25 Comments

  1. Kennedy Mwenya

    Indeed it is a good move. There has been a lot of madness prevailing from these political parties. Everytime fighting. Why? This nonsense should come to an end.

    • obsever

      TALK & TALK & TALK….then what? You have been talking. The commission has completed its work…..and you still want to talk!!!! Talk about what??? After the talk we will again see violence in Bahati……Are you serious???

    • Chibomba

      You have been summoning PS s before the portifolio cpmmitees. Can you also summon the IG to parliament?

    • Saimbwende

      But the UPND is most violent party. Talk to them first!!

      • Marian

        If someone beat you do you have to keep quiet l don’t agree with this state ment saying UPND they are violent yes they do defend themselves PF is full of thugs

      • Jonas

        Are you sure the upnd are.had a hand importing thugs to sesheke,you are not being facture

    • KK

      Like Kaunda did when violence was high in politics……the Solution is to have a ONE PARTY STATE!!!!!!

      • Goma Peter Mvula

        KK I totally agree with you, though majority mocked the ONE PARTY SYSTEM there was sanity then compared to this ME-FIRST MULTI PARTY SYSTEM it is a compromise for the future generation

      • Maicas

        I totally agree political violence will continue as multipartism will never work in Africa because parties are formed through ethnic, religious and regional lines. For Africa one party system is the way forward. In KKs time anyone could aspire to be an MP, councillor in any part of the country regardless if your tribe.

  2. Barotseland

    Why firing innocent Policemen’s doing their work to protect the country in fact those PF cadres who were found in possession 9g guns and pangas should be prosecuted .

  3. Kelly

    Cadres are not violent except when they’re directed by their leaders!

    This debate should include the stupid hype by PF saying that Bahati is a no go area for UPND during the forth coming parliamentary by-election. There’s no such a place as no go area for any political party in Zambia!

  4. CHALE COOL

    my brother mweetwa thats agood move im in support coz only in parliament you can resolve your differences than phisical fighty bravo

  5. sams

    thats good move hon

  6. the eagle

    the best way is to ban this mad called caderism

  7. Wakishale

    Let’s deal with this problem of violence odecisively. It’s good that the perpetrators of this problem have come to terms and are now seeking solutions.

  8. zolo

    They will fight it down!!!

  9. Ban caderism

    Ban caderism is the solution indeed the eagle am support of that.
    Some of this cader believe that to be violent is the true definition of been a cader.
    Use of drugs, hate speech and intimidation to them is a way to go.

  10. DOMITY KAFWAMBA

    Very wise move I wish you are in government.

  11. Saint For UPND

    caders can’t violent without the influential of their leadership. so people should understand properly of these issues, sometimes yu can keep on blaming each despite all not having the leader. to me, its poor leadership.

  12. Kasons

    Comment: I THINK ITS HIGH TIME POLITICAL VIOLENCE CAME TO AN END IN THIS COUNTRY. WE’VE SEEN HOW THE ISSUE OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE HAS COSTED SOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAVE NOT HAD PEACE. THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS COUNTRY EN PARTICULARLY IN THE GOVERNMENT, PLEASE LEAVE THE POLICE OFFICERS ALONE. THE MEN EN WOMEN IN UNIFORM ARE WELL TRAINED EN CAPABLE OF DOING THEIR JOB AS REQUIRED BY THE LAW. THIS COUNTRY IS KNOWN TO BE THE CHRISTIAN NATION BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THERE HAS BEEN POLITICAL VIOLENCE, YOU MAY BEGIN TO WONDER WHERE THESE PEOPLE LEAVE CHRIST. I ALSO BEGIN TO WONDER WHAT THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE IF ALL POLICE OFFICERS WERE FIRED. BOTH THE ZAMBIA DEFENCE FORCES IS WATCHING EN AT AN OPPORTUNE TIME THEY WILL STAND UP EN SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FOR THE VIOLENT EN THUGERY LEADERSHIP WE’V SEEN SO FAR. THE LAW HAS NEVER GONE TO SLEEP EN WHEN THE LEADERSHIP IN PLACE IS GONE, VIOLENT CADRES EN THUGS WE KNOW THEY SHOULD ALSO FIND THEIR WAY INTO HIDING BCOZ EVERY ANT KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE FOUND.

  13. hoest

    Comment my fellow country men and women,why do you want to waste your time trying yo figure out how this stupid thing called violence can be curbed in Zambia. we have one person to blame for the violence.That person is president Lungu.He is the commander in chief of the armed forces.He commands and every one obeys.The police are very qualified to handle any situation .But the president just talks about disliking violence during campaigns as though there is some one else with authority other than himself.Its just one word of command to the police to arrest any violent person during bye elections or indeed any situation in Zambia regardless of political affiliation. And the policemen can swing into action and the situation can be brought to normal.Let president lungu take up his position and issue those orders without delay. Or else he will be cited for genocide .we have lost too many people through violence and yet this man seems to be comfortable with the prevailing situation.

    • Concerned citizen

      You are right His Excellency has the power to do all that,why can’t he just give the command to arrest anyone trying to start up any form of violence during these by elections

  14. Lombe E

    If we can be experiencing such violence during by elections,I fear for what will become of our country during the 2021 elections. Talking can be done but as long as those in power do not put there cadres in order it will all be in vain!

  15. Son of the soil

    I support the move. Certain action need commendation.

  16. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Pf try to control yourself you are 1% violence shame on you and you will be out of power one day you will cry

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