Harassment of chief Mukuni family condemned

Harassment of chief Mukuni family condemned


We are deeply saddened by the relentless culture of waging open war and interference with our various traditional royal establishments by the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership for political reasons.

We are especially appalled by the open harrasment and humiliation of the Mukuni Royal establishment by the PF, as seen by the arrest of Her Majesty Queen Veronica Mukuni, the wife to His Royal Highness Chief Mukuni.

We note that the PF have a known history of attacking traditional royal households to suit their ever evolving twisted political objectives.

Zambians are reminded that a few years ago, the Bemba royal establishment was placed under armed siege by the PF regime when they thought it was not politically beneficial having a certain Paramount Chief installed, while they are now, and without any restraint, attacking the Mukuni royal household – again for political reasons.

We are especially concerned, that with the open politicization of culture under the PF, it is only a matter of time, before the PF can place a ransom of loyalty on several other royal households for purposes of consolidating political power.

We wish to emphasize that the UPND has a long standing policy of zero interference with tradition and culture, and thus remain committed to protecting all our various royal establishments from political mudslinging.

We are urging all Zambians of good conscience, other traditional royal establishments and progressive civil society organizations, to be united in condemning and resisting this shameless politicization and open assault on our rich cultural heritage by the PF for the actualization of their political objectives.

Issued: Anthony Bwalya
UPND Presidential Spokesperson
20 April 2021.

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 2 weeks ago

    Lungu is desperate. All this was started by Nawakwi in her desperate attempts to become VP. Unfortunately for her, Lungu is eternally thankful to Inonge Wina who made him President. He will have her as running mate again this year. However, how can the same Hatembos have been illegally detained by one group and also killed by an opposition leader at the same time? How many lives do the Hatembos have? Are they like cats?

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    osamwina 2 weeks ago

    What has she done? And where is the husband? UPND media team must work on this and tell the nation what is going on. 5 people have now been detatined. Is this mere harassment or there is more to the story? If no one is saying anything , then let the truth be said at court.

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    adviser 2 weeks ago

    Anthony – Please also tell us why Her Majesty Queen Veronica Mukuni, the wife to His Royal Highness Chief Mukuni was arrested by the Police. Do you mean that there is completely no basis on which Her Majesty was arrested?

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    Buck teeth lungu 2 weeks ago

    Pf out

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    Getrude Bwalya 2 weeks ago

    Well written. Let’s  respect our chiefs once and for all.

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