Politics

UPND Women Prostrate Topless At Party Cadre’s Funeral

A group of UPND women on Thursday prostrated topless at the funeral of party cadre Lawrence Banda who was shot dead during political violence in Kaoma last week.

This act is yet to be explained by the opposition party.

Multitudes of UPND members turned up to bid farewell to Banda who died in political violence/ during campaigns for the Kaoma council chairperson by-election held on Thursday, which the opposition party retained by a minimal margin.

Some UPND cadres conducted a funeral procession in town while carrying Banda’s coffin against the police’s advice that they do not do that because the act was considered unZambian.

On the other side at the Cathedral, a group of women, clad in UPND vitenges and bras only, prostrated before hundreds of mourners in what they say was to show displeasure at Banda’s death.

It is unclear why the opposition party allowed the cadres to move with a coffin in town in that matter and let the women prostrate topless during the funeral procession.

The questions that await answers are:

Why did the cadres move around town with a coffin and a body inside?

Did these cadres have regard and respect for the dead?

Did the opposition party really respect their member while he was alive to show this type of display in town?

And why were the women allowed to prostrate topless like that before a multitude of mourners?

45 Comments

  1. Kaua

    When you blocked there convoys to leopard hill, what were you expecting them to do for they wanted to go and bury the body,
    Blame with evidence,stop opening your buccal cavity producing thical matters,

    • Hammer

      My question is why was this cadre imported to Kaoma ? Clearly he is a Lusaka resident.

    • Leonard

      Foolish actions as though you are not grown ups

    • Break News

      Information has emerged that the Firearm Francis Muchemwa the PF cadre is alleged to have used to shoot dead a UPND member Lawrence Banda is registered in the name of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations Bonny Kapeso. A source has disclosed that the Police command is doing everything possible to make sure that the matter dies a natural death. A senior Police source says Muchemwa bought the gun from Mr. Kapeso but has not changed ownership.

      • Pharaoh

        You have to comment wisely.Bonny Kapeso is a respected officer who can not involve himself in such a foolish manner.Let the envestigating do the jobs.The truth will be known at the end of the day.

    • Leonard

      I hope there wasn’t even one of my relatives otherwise that’s madness.as big as you are,there are better ways of getting the message out there.insoni ebuntu.and your husband will be happy ati my wife is from working atase

      • Monk

        These women are finished. You think a normal and respectable woman can dare to do that? For what?

    • Austerity

      In as much as I sympathetic with the the dead, I feel it’s high time youths became responsible. Why subject yourself to violence just for one to get to plot one. As if he is your father. Families of either ECL nor HH are not even involved in violence. Why should you? Risking your life for nothing. When you have the power to vote.

      Come on youths, say no violence. Mukafwa ulwisha!

  2. YURL

    Please police men and women try to fair of what you are doing this time please brothers and sisters you new police men and women careful of what you have seen in the country. People are fighting because of police force that ZAMBIA is reading now care banjombe.

  3. magical minds

    Ifyabupubafye fyekafyeka muzambia

  4. Anthony chitefu

    Ba police afweniko icalo ukubafye pakati, twilaipayana please twapapata

  5. Dr Fonicks

    In as much as I condemn the violence that resulted in the death of a cadre, I also blame the two political parties leaders. Surely speaking, Lawrence Banda’ s death could have been avoided had the leaderships of PF and UPND had taken precautionam measures by restraining cadres from carrying offensive weapons. This is totally bad and unacceptable. If you look at the violence that errupts between Zambia’s main political parties, we have had a situation where a top official has been killed or maimed. They are encouraging cadres to go on the battlefield whilst themselves are heavily guarded. I have always warned these leaders on the dangers of inciting violence but this falls on deaf ears. Now, who is going to fend for the deceased family for the rest of their lives ? If this kind of behaviour is not curtailed, what do we expect in 2021 ? Please, party leaders think twice. This is totally unzambian. Cadres from both camps, think critically, Lawrence Banda didn’t know he was going to die. The same unfortunate incident can happen to any other of you. In icibemba we say ” pa bwingi, epali imfwa yobe ” meaning: in the midst of a crowd lies your death. So my dear brothers and sisters refrain from being used like pawns in a chess game or simply sacrificial lambs. “Ukwali insoke takwafwile bantu”. Where there was a warning, people did not die. Please, detest violence so that lives are not lost. May the soul of our departed colleague rest in peace. Adios Amigos.

  6. BLSimpamba

    You always preach Zambia is a christian nation and it’s leaders yet there are not.The cadres during elections are the only people /electorates and very dangerous killing each other,you at the same time say leaders (political) are chosen by GOD sure?Wake up.On 18 october you will be praying and fasting forefront worshipers are cadres. Ok JESUS is coming soon to reward each one of us according to his deeds,no one will be empty handed on that day.

  7. Nyengo

    Upnd is zambia hamas movement and are jihadist and are ready 2 kill win election its lik a impala now has startd hunting the lion with aim 2 kill. Going toward election u see more display of dead bodies up2 day of election in 2021. Policies of hav failed marketing tactics at play 2 win sympath inorder election in 7 remain province but these place they see goat in a sheep skin. Which food is writtern in bible is evil and which is holy? Is Eating a pig evil or a congo tribe are evil. No food is evil but what comes from your mouth is evil which is yo words from our political leaders

  8. The Seeker

    The bullet that killed the UPND cadre has been traced to have come from a gun belonging to the police. These bullets are marked, so they can easily be traced. The question is, how did a PF cadre get possession of a police gun?

  9. brics

    I think the biggest problem of all are the security men, they are no longer the national guards but the govt’s. Others now, have to find ways of defending themselves against some party’s special thugs and the police too.

  10. Iwe

    Police report wil stop finger pointing but zambia we hav problem media opinion is alway truth. Individual fake police report wil not 2 divide communities. Police wil continue with it job of beating and shorting once u do things against the law. Lawrence banda is lusaka resident but killed in kaoma exported by upnd 2 defend itself against so call pf attacked. When a leader give a green 2 attack this are the results

    • The Seeker

      Chris Phiri, you are not reporting that PF cadres blocked the funeral procession convoy going to leopard hill cemetery, that they went and beat up people and destroyed food and property at the funeral house. You want to dwell on petty issues like women being topless when you know that they were victimized yet again by PF cadres and thugs. Don’t you know that what the PF is doing is declaring war on Zambia’s citizens and you are helping them. How do you turn a blind eye to such barbaric acts of disrupting funeral procession and beating up people and destroying food and property at the funeral house? Are you really a Zambian? Have you ever heard Edgar CL condemning and denouncing such barbaric acts by his PF cadres? We know what is happening and we also know that you are one of the PF cadre journalist. There are other ways of getting information other than on this platform, like prime tv, diamond tv, etc.

  11. The Seeker

    Chris Phiri, you are not reporting that PF cadres blocked the funeral procession convoy going to leopard hill cemetery, that they went and beat up people and destroyed food and property at the funeral house. You want to dwell on petty issues like women being topless when you that they were victimized yet again by PF cadres and thugs. Don’t you know that what the PF is doing is declaring war on Zambia’s citizens and you are helping them. How do you turn a blind eye to such barbaric acts of disrupting funeral procession and beating up people and destroying food and property and the funeral house? Are you really a Zambian? Have you ever heard Edgar CL condemning and denouncing such barbaric acts by his PF cadres? We know what is happening and we also that you are one of the PF cadre journalist. There are other ways of getting information other than on this platform, like prime tv, diamond tv, etc.

  12. Zambia is for all of us.

    @Iwe Do you remember those policemen who were retired in the so called national interest by ECL for beating up the violet PF cadres? We want to see the same done to the policemen who fired or gave PF cadres guns that killed Lawrence Banda.

  13. SEE MIND ( MWAMPO)

    DUST FUNERAL MANYENGO PRPBLEMS. NOW MANYENGO YOU CLOSED CHAPTERS FOR DEVELOPMENT. CAUSE THEIR VOTED WRONG BATON!!!

  14. Zed

    We are all Zambians, let’s stop this violence

  15. FUCKER

    Fuck you so called reporter….die hard PF cadre…nonsense…sityopeti..imbecile. …you think we’re happy what happened at the funeral house..mother fucker ok…idiot .

  16. kulibonesha

    I have always said this so called reporter Chris Phiri is a biased PF cadre. Surely how do you say the KAoma by election which UPND retained by a minimal margin. Whether it was a minimal margin or not is none of your business as a journalist. To me you may just be Sunday Chanda masquerading as Zambia Reports reported. By the way how come you are the only reporter at ZR, what happened to the rest of them.

  17. ZIMANDOLA

    UPND under HH has been the most violent party in the history of Zambia. HH will do anything to cause trouble and then blame everything on the government. Why allow your cadres to move with a coffin in the CBD? With this kind of desperation to get to plot 1, i see Zambians looking through the antics of this UPND life president and rejecting him for a record sixth time.

  18. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    My condolences! My condolences to the family of late Lawrence Banda!!! To answer the questions which you Zambia Reports have asked at the end of this article:=1. The cadres moved around the town to show displeasure 2. They can show regard and respect for the dead if the deceased died a natural death not this gruesome and barbaric death. 3. The opposition really respect their member by going around the town because he was a cadre and the cadres should do their planned funeral procession. Mind you, each and every funeral has a programme to follow. This is to show the PF cadres that UPND cadres are saddened and shocked by the gruesome murder of their fellow cadre. 4. The prostration of the Topless Women means that they are very, very much saddened and they demand justice to prevail over the gruesome murder of their fellow cadre. Mind you again, the Woman you see at Supreme and High Courts carrying a sword and a scale stripped naked during oldern days when there was NO justice in the Courts of Law in the World?????? Now that Topless prostration demands justice to prevail over the death of late Lawrence Banda. Thanks

  19. Sungwe

    I am all these topless women with torn bras are all from other provinces and paid to undress themselves in public. Show me one Tonga woman from the group of shameless women.

  20. Brian

    Why cadre h have more power then police?

  21. vince

    The Seeker , I agree with u, ,The reporters aim is jeopardize the name of our mighty upnd,& the reason for carrying the coffin was for those who r ignorant to see ,how far Pf has gone to remain in power ,kuya bebele come 2021 , No Chavula this time!!!!

  22. OLDMZEE

    Those women were mourning the way the ILa people of Namwala and Itezhitezhi mourn.Go to any ila funeral you will be amazed how the women mourn.
    As for our brother HH he should stop importing cadres from Lusaka to rural areas.He should also worry about the very low margins he won in the bye elections.What is 152 votes in his strong hold,what about when the whole country is put together.
    HH has no plan for Zambia.Can someone show me the UPND Manifesto.The ten point plan failed miserably in 2016 what is he going to tell us in 2021.

    • Umuvelevele

      Are Mumbi Phiri and Jean Kapata, Kaoma or Lusaka based? A coin always has two sides.

  23. observa

    Iwe chi cris phiri, wiso nimbwa no muchila. We mbwa we..

  24. ???

    iwe chris phiri you are an idiot! y not tell us the one who killed mr banda? inthe first place u said an upnd cadre has killed a pf cadre it was a lie. what ar u sayin about pf dogs dat went 2 the funeral house? ur hate 4 upnd wil take u nowhere wembwa tell us real isues not this shit 4rom ur ass chikala fuck u black ass nigga

  25. Zambian

    Mwebashala ba cadre be careful ka!you see what has happened to your friend, elo imwe busy ukulacita ifyatulaika think twice and stop that nonsense, how much do they pay you pakuti mulefwilapo nokufwilapo? Limbi no chibuku fye capwa. And you the causers(politicians) you must do something big to the deceased family for the loss of there son,nephew, grandson etc,because you are the reason why is dead.

  26. piza

    iwe chi chris who are u blaming the killer who killed mr banda lawrence or aggrieved mothers who protested coz of anger.u ar a fool chris, just go 2 chainama

  27. Kicks

    If it means killing one another is the way to go now, then impeachment is the way to go, because this president of ours is bias and has a very dirty mind. How come he can’t manage to tame his cadres in a right way? how many of our people are going to lose their lives because of his power hungry? enough is enough.

  28. SEKURU

    THATS NOT CHRISTIANITY

  29. Albert Phiri

    Are these Women Married?

  30. Ok

    They are widows and emo balila mufwa bupuba.

  31. UNKNOWN CITIZEN

    This so called hh(hakaivotela himwine) he’s no leadership material. am not prophecying but in my own analisys, he’s lost the elections already even before 2021 what an unstrategic politician he is he’s only gud at cheap politics of trying to gain popularity by simparthy! aside from that fact he does’nt even have better policies that can beat the current regime or even convince us zambians his own is to complain all the time about the weakneses of the ruling party and fuel violence, the only leaders i can vote for in zambia are(eg) the likes of mr harry kalaba etc it’s only blind who choose to support or even die for a political party without minding it’s policies

  32. Monk

    That’s why the motto now is , 2021 ni Lungu, 2026 Kalaba.

  33. Shi Bwalya

    The thing is we have seen different presidents ruling Zambia and we have never seen these kind of violence now why this time? Look at the people who are killed, they are all upnd. So who kills others? With due respect sir, you can’t force your neighbor’s kids to stop fighting back your kids when it’s your children who following and starting fighting them they will never obey you sir. Tame your cadres sir and mostly the way you blame these vices lacks sincerity. Am worried how my sweet party (pf) will leave the office fast. I will never call a spade a big spoon, the fact is pf thugs have been given more powers than police and police officers just die inside, they are not happy at all but they can’t speak out

  34. Concord

    Is this ZAMBIA A CHRISTIAN NATION???Awe bufi!

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