Editor's Pick

Violence erupts at youth day celebrations in Ndola, as PF alleges attack by UPND cadres


Patriotic Front (PF) Media Director Antonio Mwanza has condemned what it has called as barbaric and uncalled for behaviour by alleged UPND cadres who attacked party youths during the Youth Day celebrations in Ndola on Sunday

Mwanza said that alleged United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres violently attacked PF youths at Arthur Davies Stadium in Ndola during today’s Youth Day celebrations.

He has challenged President Hakainde Hichilema to act against violence being perpetrated by his own Party members.

Read more : In celebration of National Youth Day, PF urges youths to join march pasts nationwide

Mwanza said the violence witnessed today is not spontaneous, but it is part of the UPND strategy which they have been using since they launched the infamous Mapatizya Formula on May 4, 2005.

He said even during the general and by-elections the UPND have heavily relied on violence to intimidate and win especially in their strongholds.

“With the persistent high cost of living and an acute rise in poverty and destitution amid a failed International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, the UPND will intensify their violent conduct and wanton abuse of state power and manipulation of State processes as we draw near the 2026 general elections because that is their only hope and strategy to hold on to power,” Mwanza said.

He said the UPND needs to know that power belongs to the people and no amount of violence, intimidation, manipulation or abuse of the state machinery shall deter Zambians from electing a credible and competent government in 2026.

“To the PF youths and it’s leadership across the country, a big congratulations for coming out in huge numbers to celebrate Youth Day, just like our women did, last week, you have again shown just how Strong and United PF is on the ground,” Mwanza said.

Contributed by Augustine Sichula

WARNING! All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express permission from ZAMBIA MONITOR.

Kaunda’s goal sees Power Dynamos through to 2023 Absa semi-finals

Previous article

Kalale leaps to new long jump record of 7.66 metres, qualifies for African under 20 championships

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *