‘Political Cadres Conduct At Funerals Is Saddening’

A church Mother Body has expressed sadness at the conduct of political party cadres during state funerals.

Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) board chairperson David Masupa tells Qfm news in an interview that the conduct of the cadres during funerals makes sad reading and requires urgent attention from both political leaders and law enforcement agencies.

Reverend Masupa explains that a funeral is not a platform where political parties must execute their vindictiveness against perceived political opponents.

He says the time for political campaigns is over stating that it is pointless and shameful for cadres to engage in open confrontations against one another when their top leadership is peaceful.

Reverends Masupa has since called on all political stakeholders to discard conduct that is capable of subjecting the country’s democratic tenets to disrepute.

Recent funerals of late princess Nakatindi Wina and former Voice President George Kunda have seen ruling Patriotic Front cadres and those from the opposition MMD and UPND confront each other.

21 Responses to "‘Political Cadres Conduct At Funerals Is Saddening’"

  1. Boy n da hood   April 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Ba chilamo bafipwali ma cardaz, so ni sima…

  2. Wanyafye FC 1 vs Mazabuka Potholes 7   April 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Under Levy, caderism lost its importance bcoz he knew that cadres are nothing more than a collection unemployed o disgruntled criminals. You can rent them (per Kalaki). PF has a duty to make cadres no more important than other law abiding citizens. Apparently going by what Mr. Kabimba says, I have doubts about that. Therefore, shikulu ba Sata, help us as your children to live and mourn as one, with dignity, in the company of people that may not belong to our parties, or our churches, etc. In you we trust. Zambians can mourn peacefully.

  3. Proud   April 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

    It’s the MMD who started this kind of behaviour. This gvt should make it come to a stop. Fyabupuba ifi

  4. tumfweko ubukopo   April 24, 2012 at 8:29 am

    and when HH condemed this vilence at funerals people insulted him.

  5. Proud   April 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Ngabalefwaya ukulwa bakapange boxing ring emobalelwila everyday kabili tabakwata ifyakucita, not pa fililo. They should give respect to the bereaved family and friends

  6. THE GOGO   April 24, 2012 at 8:40 am

    These cadres are a disgrace in a democratic dispensation that we so cherish in Zambia. Is it that they have nothing to do apart from creating pandemonium at funerals?

  7. Presido   April 24, 2012 at 9:30 am

    “Nga watumpa balakuponona aba baice”. These were the words of MC SATA against Mumbi during voting day. Now that he is in power awe mwandi wth stupid autumn kabimba around pipo wil continue to be beatten and matcheted like it happened in chawama under the supervision of MCS. Guy Scott is the only sensible man in pf who can put this nonsense to an end.

  8. Tonga Bull   April 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    these kaponyas who make up PF are the ones to blame. the people who cause trouble are these uneducated and dull PF cadres. the president should stop recruiting thugs from the street to harasse people.

    “the only thing necessary for the truimph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

  9. mukombe   April 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Its because political parties in Zambia think the only voters in Zambia are cadres real voters are suffering at the expense of this nuisance called cadres the are nothing but a bunch of hoodlums persecuting inocent Zambians. Eg do i need someone to pull me to a bus at intercity, in UNIP days there was nothing like that, i was still at boarding school them and i knew where to find the bus to take me to school. Today i will be harassed by call boys trying to outwit each other what has gone wrong and PF want to call that employment they are a nuisance.

  10. Eshu the Comfuser of men.   April 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Wen two elephants are fighting??……the answer to that lies in the top, parties leadership. THEY DO X-CHANGE INSULTS IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC..HEY…

  11. Carolina Rodriguez   April 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Take me on vacation anyone before and after I get married. sex with no strings attached please! Lots of love Carolina Rodriguez at the High Commission of the republic of Zambia in Ottawa, Canada. Liaison officer also has extreme sexual needs

  12. zambiana   April 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    THAT IS WHY IS THE USA WHEN ONE WANTS TO BECOME PRESIDENT HE IS INVESTIGATED FROM CHILDHOOD. EVEN THINGS HE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT HIMSELF COMES OUT. WHY? THEY DO NOT WANT THE LIKES OF MUGABE, LATE BINGU, RB AND MICHAEL. THEIR CHARACTERS SPEAKS OF ALL THE WRONG THINGS. THEY ARE BENT TO DESTROY AND NOT BUILD. HOW DID PARTY CADRES BEHAVE DURING MWANAWASA AND YET THE SAME PEOPLE ARE MISBEHAVING DURING RB AND MICHAEL? IT IS WHAT IS IN THE LEADER. PLEASE GIVE US ZAMBIANS OUR DIGINITY LIKE WE HAD WEN LEVY WAS AROUND

  13. allan   April 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    its mmd

  14. Kwa george   April 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    CHAWAMA MASACRE PARTIAL MANIFESTATION MIXED WITH THE BANNING OF TUJILILI ANGER WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE SAME.

  15. musonda222   April 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Carolina Rodrigreuz.

    This woman told you off and you have to bring her here you jelousy idiot. I’ am not in Canada, but you have someting against this woman. You have a primitive mentality and you are sick.

  16. Chanda   April 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    This rubbish was started by the mmd.The PF found it,hh and your blind followers,careful!

  17. Jmc007   April 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Only fools will justify following a path that other fools have trodden!

  18. leon   April 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    A HOME THAT HAS A GOOD STANDING WIL ALWAYS HAVE A GOOD HEAD,I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT ZAMBIA

  19. simz   April 25, 2012 at 10:21 am

    This people called CADRES have nothing to eat at home no-wounder they like fighting in order for the other group to live them so that they can enjoy the food at the funeral house..Shame on you all, I miss Levy,He had nothing to do with carders coz he knew that they are just for something, beer and violence.

  20. Octopus   April 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I dearly miss LEVY!

  21. Wanu Ngwee   April 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    This is utter primitivity and must be stopped immediately. We should be civilised enough to understand and accept that a political opponent is not an enemy, but one who has different ideals on how the country should be governed. We must demistify the practise of political parties despising their members for being seen in the company of members of other parties. We must be able to befriend each other at a personal level even when we hold different political views – just as we befriend each other while we hold different religous beliefs!!