PF DEMANDS A FULL REPORT AND ACTION ON THE MAZABUKA VIOLENT ATTACKS AGAINST DANDY CRAZY AKA WESLEY CHIBAMBO’S LIFE AT NATASHA NITE CLUB, MAZABUKA, BY UPND CADRES– SUNDAY CHANDA, VICE CHAIRPERSON, PF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Lusaka, Zambia, 16th November 2015 – Patriotic Front (PF) is demanding an explanation from the Inspector General of Police Madam Stella Libongani through her Southern Province Police Command regarding the circumstances that led to Zambian Singer Dandy Crazy aka Wesley Chibambo being attacked in the full view of Police Officers at Natasha Nite Club in Mazabuka where he was scheduled to perform. The attack in full view of the Police was orchestrated by well-known United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres clad in their Political party regalia.
Among the sharp objects used was a knife that missed Dandy’s body after he dodged it and ended up tearing his vest. This is a clear attempt on human life and the intention is clear for all to see. We also do not need to present the Zambia Police a rocket scientist to prove that Dandy Crazy was attacked by UPND cadres in full view of the Police because of his political affiliation.
A fortnight ago, another artist Macky II aka Mulaza Kaira was almost attacked under similar circumstances in Mazabuka. As PF, we shall not sit back and watch our members and sympathisers being attacked in full view of the Police and pretend that it is business as usual. We demand that justice must not just be done, it must be seen to be done in these matters.
Further, we wish to warn of the repercussions of these violent attacks because an eye for an eye makes the world go blind. Even under very provocative circumstances, the PF on the Copperbelt Province have never attacked artists such as Pilato.
This is because we as PF are civilized enough to understand Pilato’s entitlement to express himself even under undesired and highly provocative circumstances. No single member of PF has ever and will ever attempt to attack any artist opposed to the PF and its leadership.
On this score, we are calling on the UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema to condemn these violent attacks and appeal to his support base in Southern Province to restrain themselves by abandoning the Mapatizya violent formula.
The deafening silence by the UPND leadership on a matter that occurred in Mazabuka with their full knowledge is totally unacceptable and must be condemned with the deserved contempt.
In conclusion, PF assures the nation that it shall adhere to His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s directive for non-violence, unity and peace-building as we interface political opponents. President Lungu has guided the Party membership across the country that democracy is about divergent views and freedoms of expression and this diversity must ever be used to hurt or harm one another. We demand the same from other political players in the country. President Lungu personifies the motto “E pluribus unum” which is translated as “Out of many, One”.
Issued By: Sunday Chanda, Vice Chairperson, PF Media and Publicity Committee