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PF and UPND Pledge To Curb Violence In Chilubi By-Election


Good news brewing in Chilubi… The Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) participating in the Chilubi by-election have resolved to restrain their members from acts of provocation to avoid violence.

Both the PF and UPND also agreed to avoid the use of divisive and abusive language in their campaign messages during their rallies.

This was agreed during the Conflict Management Committee Meeting held at the Chilubi Council Chamber last week.

PF’s Representative Anthony Kasandwe and UPND’s Representative Benard Mpundu committed by signing the resolution before District Conflict Management Committee Chairperson Josephat Kasonde.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC News by the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ -Acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya.

In Other News – Hakainde Hichilema – It’s a crime to be Tonga under PF

Zambia’s Top Opposition Leader and UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says President Edgar Lungu is responsible for planting seeds of tribalism by preaching it to all parts of the country while PF officials follow suit.

And Hichilema says he is aware that President Lungu called Paramount chiefs to State House ask them to compel other chiefs to accept Bill 10.

Meanwhile, the Hichilema says political parties in the Opposition Alliance should remain united. At a press briefing, Thursday, Hichilema commented on tribal campaigns by PF officials in Chilubi, wondering whether it was a crime to be born Tonga.

“The hate speech we are seeing in PF was dealt with by [Kenneth] Kaunda a long time ago. I don’t understand what is going on with these PF chaps. I don’t understand. My brain is reasonable and I can’t figure out what is wrong with these people. What sickness has entered into their heads to divide the country like this? In Nkandu Luo’s family, if it is a normal family, there will be intermarriages there because every family has… Continue Reading