MMD explains how Fawaz & PF thugs disrupted meeting and beat up people

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The following statement and photos have been sent to the Watchdog from the MMD secretariat in Lusaka

MMD official’s clothes torn

MMD through the Vice President-Political Dr. Michael Kaingu had a meeting at Kalengwa market in Kalengwa that started around 14 hours.

The meeting was well attended. The Vice President was addressing the meeting when suddenly, a white Land Cruiser pick up with Masumba’s posters on it and being driven by a man of mixed race called Ibrahim flanked by another notorious man called Amadu moved towards the MMD meeting place.

The two guys stopped right at the meeting place, hooting and raised the PF symbols to out rightly disturb the meeting. Their evil intention was merely to disrupt the meeting at all costs.

MMD leaders, Tobias Kafumukache and Emmanuel Chihili, earnestly appealed to Ibrahim and Amadu to be respectful and leave the MMD alone urging them to call for their own meeting instead of provoking the situation. At this point, Ibrahim and Amadu drove past the meeting but came back 3 minutes later this time at a higher speed and stopped at the same place facing the opposite side. This time, the people got so incensed that they almost charged at the two thugs. We restrained the people and pleaded with the guys to leave.

In an attempt to flee after the two thugs realised that people would pounce on them, a small girl about six years of age was missed by a whisker from being bashed by these uncouth characters  At this point the people mostly women started charging towards Ibrahim and Amadu but again the MMD leaders strained to restrain the situation. The two guys then took off thinking they had heeded to the MMD persuasion only to see them return with a van over loaded by thugs. The over 20 thugs who were equipped with plunks, machetes and other objects then charged towards the MMD Vice President Dr. Kaingu, National Youth Secretary Tobias Kafumukache and Provincial Secretary Emmanuel Chihili to attack them.

Thankfully, four ring leaders of the thugs acknowledged Emmanuel Chihili and restrained the situation.

However, Amadu and Ibrahim forcefully started instructing the thugs to beat up the MMD leaders.

At this time, some of the people that had scampered earlier on returned with sticks and stones ready to strike once the MMD leaders were attacke. Realising that the thugs would be defeated, Ibrahim and Amadu started hauling insults at Dr Kaingu and the MMD leaders who remained restraint. The confusion of pushing each other in order to protect Dr Kaingu ensued. The thugs started beating up people that seemingly protected Dr Kaingu and MMD leaders.

In the process, the Provincial Secretary was hit with an object in the right ribs, the Senior Headman for Kalengwa Mr Fumbelo was hit hard with a plunk in the face and sustained a cut and swollen forehead whilst Edwin Sekeletu was hit in the back. The MMD still restrained the people and its members from fighting back as this could have led to serious bloodshed. When MMD leaders attempted to call the police, Ibrahim and Amadu openly said the police cannot do anything to them because they were all being fed and paid by them.

Senior Headman for Kalengwa was hit with object on forehead

Moreover, Ibrahim and Amadu arrogantly stated how President Sata had protected them that no one could touch them. They even threatened to shoot anyone that would come their way. They claimed Kalengwa was their territory under their full control that anyone who was coming there should get permission from them first. We thank God’s protection because there could have been a serious blood shed.

Amadu and Ibrahim are hard core criminals. The people in Kalengwa have been living in extreme fear .
because of these criminals. The scenario in Kalengwa is very cruel. Workers at Shawi Fawaz’s mine are always beaten and humiliated by these same thugs to point where they get paid after six months yet get one month’s salary. You complain, you are beaten and fired. The police must arrest these criminals or else we will as MMD. We urge the Police to arrest Shawi within 24 hours or else we will arrest him as MMD.

We are waiting on the police and if they do not act within the given time, we will send our men to arrest him for our men are ready and waiting for a command from the leadership. The people of Mufumbwe do not deserve violence and as MMD, we want to sympathise with the local people here that they should not be subjected to violence. As MMD, we want to ensure that we respect the local people and conduct our campaigns in the most civil manner.

We therefore urge the PF to play their part of respecting the local so that we have a free and fare election that guarantees the best candidate wins. We wont allow intimidation of any form in the Mufumbwe bye-election. We wonder how PF has legalised the illegal mine for Shawi against the court ruling to operate.

We all are aware how Shawi is funding PF and Masumba in Mufumbwe but this will not upset the victory mood of the people.

One wonders whether or not Shawi is operating as a mine or PF.

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52 Responses to MMD explains how Fawaz & PF thugs disrupted meeting and beat up people

  1. ICHILUFUMO!!!!!

    MSGE QUEEN - October 17, 2012
    13:55

  2. MMD are crying foul on what they practiced during their time. PF are revenging. Will MMD come to power again to revenge. I cant trust them.

    Mubiana - October 16, 2012
    12:59

  3. Ndeloleshyafye !!!!!!

    Potential Officer - October 16, 2012
    12:56

  4. Iwe JOUMO ALL TIME: IF SHawi Fawaz and Amadu are zambians of zambian origins,what are names of their Chiefs and villages here in Zambia.An indigenious zambian has his village and the chiefdom in zambia .When a dog gives birth at the bottom of lake Tanganyika will still produce still give birth to a puppy(dog’s baby) and NOT fish.So two fellows are zambians by paper and circumstances.Constitutionally ,yes they are zambians on paper.But if things get too hot for them here in zambia,you would definately see them running back to Lebanon without shame at all.

    The Eyes of an Eagle. - October 16, 2012
    12:12

  5. Iwe JOUMO ALL TIME: IF SHawi Fawaz and Amadu are zambians of zambian origins,what are names of their Chiefs and villages here in Zambia.An indigenious zambian has his in a village and the chiefdom in zambia .When a dog gives birth at the bottom of lake Tanganyika will still produce still give birth to a puppy(dog’s baby and NOT fish.So two fellows are zambians by paper and circumstances.

    The Eyes of an Eagle. - October 16, 2012
    11:45

  6. thugs, dont allow them to sponsor your campaigns mukepaisha abantu

    icili pamunobe - October 16, 2012
    08:27

  7. I believe they have been arrested. Please do not provoke the citizens. PF should demonstrate maturity. When people become untouchable, I wonder who will control them. Masumba is a political party prostitute and definitely wont be accorded the seat. The more PF becomes violent the more their candidate loses popularity.

    God help us in Mufumbwe.

    Semuel - October 16, 2012
    04:37

  8. Fawaz need to know that politics especially in a foreign Country is not good for his business.

    Gambler - October 16, 2012
    03:23

  9. Going to Mufumbwe for one reason!…to sort out Shawi Fawazi that chap has committed too many crimes against Zambians and unfortunately he is always sheilded by corrupt governments. Only Mwanawasa managed to tame the bagger. Shawi wait for me!

    Mwaliteta - October 15, 2012
    19:57

  10. PUT THIS IDIOT ON THE DEPORTATION LIST IN 2016!!!!!!

    screemer - October 15, 2012
    18:38

  11. Both Amadu and Fawaz are not Zambians if you want proof go to immigration Headquarters

    Ruth Hams - October 15, 2012
    18:13

  12. Was the headman really hit on the fore head or the bump on his fore head is a birth mark? Please clarify?

    Sir Roy Welesky - October 15, 2012
    16:56

  13. The mans forehead is intact, why no blood or kuvimba like the way nivimbishya tuma virgins katundu yabo

    papaya - October 15, 2012
    16:41

  14. Let’s be realistic, how can two people disturb a rally!? The candidate that you speaking of on MMD ticket is a Kabwalala on the same so kalengwa mine who was stealing copper stone and diesel in the mine. And expectation of Kalengwa people liking him..

    Ibrahim - October 15, 2012
    16:40

  15. stop this nosense lets start working and thinking for developing on another than fixing eachother with patches.

    rocktree - October 15, 2012
    16:34

  16. Fake story only a fool can believe this disorganized story

    Coment - October 15, 2012
    16:20

    • fool keep quiet.

      back bencher - October 15, 2012
      16:27

  17. Is MMD already looking for evidence in the election petition after the November 8 parliamentaly elections?

    Kalu - October 15, 2012
    16:16

  18. DOT KUDABWA

    FIAT - October 15, 2012
    16:15

  19. shame upon pf, no manners at all even bad ones are not there. Shame upon you monkeys. Ba kolwestan.

    nkomo ya maanu - October 15, 2012
    14:49

  20. Fawaz and Amadu are Zambians of foreign origin, arent they?

    So they have asecond country to run to if they create more chaos than they hoped for, what about you?

    Sata - October 15, 2012
    14:44

    • Shawi Fawaz is a Zambian, just like you. No need for adjectives like Zambia of whatever origin. Are you called a Zambian of African origin? A Zambian is a Zambian. If he has wronged, he will be dealt with like any other Zambian. And he has been to prison several times, all because of politics mixing in business! I am sure he wants to revenge to the MMD thugs who used their potifolios as ministers to undermine his business. Chikola bingi aneba kana baakukujila masuku pamutwe.

      journo of all time - October 15, 2012
      17:41

    • I read somewhere that it was Lebanese origin. Hopefully Fawaz aziba tate wake?

      Kwacha - October 15, 2012
      19:25

  21. stone age politics. Such tactics do not address real issues on the ground.

    Honest - October 15, 2012
    14:29

  22. THESE NEWS SITE ARE VERY INTERESTING, LOL

    wonderer - October 15, 2012
    14:23

  23. What was a headman doing there?

    williewillie - October 15, 2012
    14:14

    • Its his village.

      TNT - October 15, 2012
      15:35

      • The meeting place is the village?

        Commander Zero - October 15, 2012
        15:41

    • Wakobilengeka ku ma campaign awo Hedjimani (Headman)??? Kumukwipa-tu! Kukosama.

      journo of all time - October 15, 2012
      17:39

  24. Ibrahim and Amadu, are they friends to the Mailoni Brothers? How can they surely disrespect our Senior Headman in that manner? They are a cursed group, these ones.

    M'BITA - October 15, 2012
    14:08

  25. You haven’t in your artical, said much about the man with a torn Tshirt.How was it torn?We need tangible evidence.We would have lovd to see the thags in their brutal action.We needed evidence of people at meeting and an injured headman.These guys on the photos don’t seem to be at a meeting.They jst posed for the photos.

    chilufya Nanyangwe - October 15, 2012
    14:04

  26. MMD should toughen up because they are dealing with hardcore thugs. You also need to improve on your evidence gathering. We need to see dramatic pictures showing injuries if you want people to believe what you are saying. You should have shown pictures of the injured headman as well. Make sure you take pictures of PF thugs armed with matchets and sticks. Remember to carry hidden cameras or use your cell phones to capture images.

    Zed Patriot - October 15, 2012
    13:58

    • siubaona ba headman nibovimba pa mpumi

      kalonga - October 15, 2012
      14:07

      • Thanx, I missed that one.

        Zed Patriot - October 15, 2012
        14:40

    • The MMD are just overpowered thugs. Remember how they used to terrorise opponents with RB even laughing, saying, “Azapandiwa!”
      Payback time! African politics.

      journo of all time - October 15, 2012
      18:09

  27. I concur with Mozeta. These FAWAZ thugs will pay once UPND comes to power. HH, our President, won’t be bribed the way Sata is being bribed to look the other way when serious things like these happen right under his smokey nose.

    Cilibbebbede - October 15, 2012
    13:56

  28. Its disheartening but not suprising to see to which extent PF can go to try and win the Mufumbwe bye-election. Shawi Fawaz should have been in behind bars for a long time but he has always managed to elude the long of the law. This thug was responsible for the murder of one Grant Kolala in the early 90s and spent some time in jail for it but he seems unrepentant, he needs to be dealt with like his fellow mafios in Colombia Pablo Escoba was dealt with!

    Evans Mbulo - October 15, 2012
    13:48

  29. REMEMBER MMD-UPND pact is not well surpported in that constituency, don’t blame the PF before the case is well investigated. It might be the pact fighting in the different style

    Zvee - October 15, 2012
    13:46

  30. Pf has started problems as they are aware of losing that seat anyway. These are last kicks of a dying horse. Excellent restraining by MMD, lives would have bin lost. Gud leadership Dr Kaingu. Where were the Police?

    Mulendema - October 15, 2012
    13:42

  31. Pa fyAmba. SATAn kills. Kill SATAn. Mosquito. Inzi. Nkhumba finye gondwa fisi wambula pulani. Kalapula. Mdyelekezi. Mutipailenji agalu imwe!

    silu ni silu - October 15, 2012
    13:41

    • nga iwe chili shani? Naupena? E finshi ifi?

      tombolilo - October 15, 2012
      13:56

  32. Tripoli be serious, how do you congratulate thugs? It means you are also a thug, shame.

    Y2N - October 15, 2012
    13:41

  33. WELLDONE FAWAZ KEEP IT UP

    tripoli - October 15, 2012
    13:33

  34. wait until upnd is in power then these men wil pay for their sin

    mozwe ta - October 15, 2012
    13:30

  35. Is this in Zambia or SWAT valley somewhere in Afghanistan or Pakistan?

    Lorna - October 15, 2012
    13:29

  36. Police being paid and fed by thugs, very interesting in Mufumbwe. Wait till we get the seat as the opposition and the police will starve to death. No corruption will be intertained.

    Mpimpa - October 15, 2012
    13:27

  37. Both Parties should concentrate on campaigns and not inciting people to fight.As Zambians we will not support such acts wether coming from PF, MMD or UPND. we are a family,politics is just part of life.let us not shed blood in this country.We condemn this behavior if the story is true.

    Kwekwe - October 15, 2012
    13:26

  38. the MMD must have itself to blame because of the way they treated fawaz and how he went to insult our judicial system and the guy is well known but today he is busy supporting conflicts in our country all the way from Lebanon.

    five years is not very far and this guy will pay for his sins soon . we know even what he is doing with some court issues to punish those who pursued him for his crimes.

    mozwe ta - October 15, 2012
    13:25

  39. isnt shawi supposed to be in a cage? shame on CNP….

    Roque - October 15, 2012
    13:24

  40. The Police are being paid and fed by these two people. So the police are also thugs in Mufumbwe? very interesting indeed.

    Mpimpa - October 15, 2012
    13:24

  41. Chihili,those are the same thugs you used against the UPND during that violent Bye election,what a wed we weave by the way is that a latest Gucci t-shirt?

    lady gaga - October 15, 2012
    13:24

  42. this is a smoking gun and an indictment on the P.F

    eagle's eye - October 15, 2012
    13:17