PF condemns culture of violence

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PF condemns culture of violence

Kabwe, February 28, 2013, ZANIS —– The Patriotic Front [PF] Party in Kabwe, have condemned the agitating political violence been witnessed in the country.

Kabwe District, PF Chairperson, Kabwe Mulenga, expressed disappointment at the recent violent acts that have been experienced in Livingstone, leading to the death of a PF official.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Kabwe, said this in a statement released in Kabwe, today.

He said he was aggrieved over the killing of Monze District PF Secretary, Harrison Chanda by alleged United Party for National Development [UPND] cadres and officials.”

According to his statement, Mr. Mulenga said politics should not cause people to become violent and later on kill each other but instead should allow people to govern themselves in a civilized manner to
better their lives.

Mr. Kabwe, called upon UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, to desist from the alleged promotion of what he described as barbaric actions by his party.

He further said the PF are mandated by Zambians to govern the country and bring the so much needed development to the nation.

He implored the UPND leader, to emulate the PF and Republican President, Michael Sata, stating that Mr. Sata is always preaching peace even where PF was being provoked.

“We have not forgotten our beloved brother in Lufwanyama, Liakoka in Livingstone very recently just before Mr. Chanda of Monze ……….The spelt blood by the deceased PF members, is going to be on the
perpetrators of their deaths ……..” read his statement.

Mr. Mulenga also urged Mr. Hichilema to ask himself the reason as to why of all opposition political parties it is usually him and MMD President, Nevers Mumba, that are arrested by the police in matters
pertaining to violent acts.

“This simply means that the two are often breaking the law in order to attract sympathy from the public when they are arrested but this route will not help the two opposition presidents in anyway.”

Apparently, the Electoral Commission of Zambia [ECZ] has postponed the Livingstone bye elections that were slated for today to 14th March, 2013 after observing the violent atmosphere in Livingstone.