UN condemns Zambian president for pardoning Kanene

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United Nations (UN) has strongly criticized Malawi’s neighboring  Zambian President Edgar Lungu for pardoning musician Clifford Dimba, popularly known as

General Kanene

General Kanene: Got pardoned. (In orange)

, who raped a 14 year-old girl.

President Lungu pardoned Kanene after serving one year of his 18-year sentence and then appointed him as an ambassador in the fight against gender based violence.

Since Kanene was pardoned by President Lungu, he has been reported to have assaulted two women.

In a statement, UN special rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Šimonović, has described Kanene’s release and appointment as outrageous.

The statement say the release of Kanene has traumatised the victim all over again and discouraged women from reporting rape.

The statement further say Lungu’s decision to appoint Kanene as an ambassador in the fight against gender violence undermines the strong message sent against sexual abuse of young children and women made by the original sentence.

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  1. Gk Nkhawa Njee Yonse Boo Siudaphe Munthu Akuthoka Zambiliwa Osadabwa Amadya Matewela Am Wishing U Hapy New Year Not Forget Zambia Leader Jk Malawi

  2. It is just by someone in UN who has condemned yet himself is full of corruption and other crimes but kanene is the free man in zambia.He must condemn himself for not being in prison.

  3. Kanene,be free,your President has forgiven you,as the first citizen of the republic of Zambia so who else?. If UN blame Mr Lungu,why not first blame the innocent killing of people in America?or blame the Boko harramu in Nageria, or Allishabub.

  4. Here today u a blaming Zambia 4 releasing a Zambian,Yesterday u were there blaming Malawi to release enemies of GOD,

  5. Guys Dont Blame Un For The Discissions Made By Un.When We Say UN,Africa Is Included There.Even Our Country Is Embeded In It.Blame African Leaders Cause They Go There To Clap Hands And Beg Not Going There For Discission Making.Do You Think A Beger Can Argue With Agift Giver?

  6. The West/Global Northern Counties are being mislead by vindictive humans. Period. These humans instead of bringing their pain for healing to God, unfortunately they don’t believe in God but some evolutionary theory. This explains their animal-like perspectives. It is true that they are more sympathetic to western deviant behaviours: porn, dancing naked, bad mouthing those that they want to control while allowing their REAL criminals off the hook! They love manufacturing consent and evidence to go after those they target….thereby undermining their own justice systems. While believing that evil is only on the other side of the world. Rubbish! They have utterly lost credibility and only a slave mind can give in to their demands. The syndromes they have been trying hard to impose in the minds of an African woman, thru radicalism of feminists are a form of imperialism over the inferial “other” who subscribes to their doctrines. Africa, be Africa. No one in the western hemisphere understands the Depth of an Africa. Period. We are not Vindictive Blood sucking leeches. Our success in life does NOT come from trying to hold others down and creating false alarms & teaming with “Jane Does” to bear False Witnesses for political reasons…..The West Cannot Morally Lecture Africa. Because Africa is Morality as the West is to Technology.Period. Whether they want to hear it or not. My God, we have even forgiven them without asking for financial gains, as they would do, over the tens and tens of millions of Africans they have killed. Do they even appreciate this! You got to be a Pig,not to appreciate a Golden Ring!!!

  7. Alungu Mwachita Bwino Zedi Kutulutsa Mr Dimba/knn, UN Isatephe Mitu Pa Nkhani Ya Zika zathu MTsogoleri Ali Ndiudindo Ochita Zofuna Zake Posaopa Bungwe,

  8. Yes forgiveness is good and very important…but who is supposed to forgive. The president or the girl who was raped.? somehow I feel bad for the victim.

  9. Of all the rights violeted in malawi the critical one is the gay right tht can even untie diplomancy hahaha iwe muzungu

  10. president lungu has done nothing bad even the bible says forgive and forget ,wt he has done here is to forgive the man and forget his case plz lets lean to love one another dnt focus much in law lets put God first ok love u all

  11. Countries are strictry abide to the rules and not simple at forgiving.They will arrest GK but he wil do it again.Advising him is enough.

  12. Inu a UN M’maona ngati Africa ndi akazi oti mutha kumamuuza zochita a president aku Zambia amasula mbadwa yawo inu zikukukhudzani pati?Ngati m’mafuna mudzitilamula bwino tengani maudindo onse apite ku ma AFRICAN kupanda apo simutitha.

  13. UN,u jst knw hw 2 condemn bt ur failin 2 solve a problm e.g Genocide in Burundi,war in Namibia n my countries in middle east bt ur busy condemnin,stop dat fuckn nonsense .kanene ws pardoned 4 a reason.

  14. the so called UN is failing to drag people from america and Uk so why r u forcing poor africans to do things which we aren’t ready to do? wlcm bck GK

  15. the so called UN is failing to drag people from america and Uk so why r u forcing poor africans to do things which we aren’t ready to do? wlcm bck GK

  16. Komadi ndizodabwitsa, ngakhale ine mbadwa ya mu zambia ndili odabwa mpaka panopa, chifukwa milandu yotero siyololedwa kuthululutsidwa.komadi panenepa padalowa chinyengo, chifukwa choti uyu mtsogoleri wathu kanene ndi mzake wapamtima chifukwa choti panthawi asadalowe utsogoleri amamwa limodzi mowa komanso ndikufuna limodzi akadzi, chimenechi ndichifukwa chake adamutulutsira osati china ayi.moti monga ine munthu wa mu zambia komanso mzika, momwemo ndi mmene zilili.

  17. The guy is just good and loosing him to prison was too wasteful. I support president Edgar Lungu’s pardoning decision

  18. kodi a UN mmafuna kuti chilichonse cha ku Africa muzilowelera mukulephera kugwira ma Terrorist ntchito kulimbana ndikulamula ma Africans mbuzi za an2 maniac

  19. foolish UN but gay instead fourcasing other thing like war in Nergeria leave kanene their not going to do it again let’s find solution protect life on enocent peaple just killed like chicken countrys like burundi why can’t ugo to arest burund presedent this not case tha organation like UN take part udont have thing to do leave kanene is 3 man now

  20. This is outrageous indeed such acts should not be condemned! This is a bad act #conduct from a president.

  21. General Kanene still wearing childrens shoes? From wearing small shoes to harasing women, Please Edgar Lungu in 2016 we dont need this guy out prison: Lock him up he is a disgrace to your name, remember elections are just around the corner:

  22. General Kanene still wearing childrens shoes? From wearing small shoes to harasing women, Please Edgar Lungu in 2016 we dont need this guy out prison: Lock him up he is a disgrace to your name, remember elections are just around the corner:

  23. As an African, I have never trusted the UN not even once in my life. These people are hypocrites. As already said by Julio Dokowe, they are forcing Malawi to release gays and yet blame President Lungu for pardoning Kanene, do you see any sense in this? Leave president Lungu alone he is doing what’s good for Zambians. Thousands of people have committed serious crimes in Europe and yet the UN doesn’t speak.

  24. As an African, I have never trusted the UN not even once in my life. These people are hypocrites. As already said by Julio Dokowe, they are forcing Malawi to release gays and yet blame President Lungu for pardoning Kanene, do you see any sense in this? Leave president Lungu alone he is doing what’s good for Zambians. Thousands of people have committed serious crimes in Europe and yet the UN doesn’t speak.

  25. Very sad to call your leader a ‘fool’ if you are/ were bright why couldnt you assume the presidency? Let us watch our mouth when we are expressing our mind.

  26. Very sad to call your leader a ‘fool’ if you are/ were bright why couldnt you assume the presidency? Let us watch our mouth when we are expressing our mind.

  27. Kanene must be released , though the UN are not willing but Edgar Lungu is right . Everywhere in this world of earth if someone is guilt God is upon them. No matter GK was accused of defilling the young girl but to judge is for GOD not you people. Edgar Lungu thank you. Nowadays these young girls they do it to test themselves if they are matured even if you can build a fence around the house you will see your daughter is pregnant how come. One word to GK , once beaten twice shy.

  28. Kanene must be released , though the UN are not willing but Edgar Lungu is right . Everywhere in this world of earth if someone is guilt God is upon them. No matter GK was accused of defilling the young girl but to judge is for GOD not you people. Edgar Lungu thank you. Nowadays these young girls they do it to test themselves if they are matured even if you can build a fence around the house you will see your daughter is pregnant how come. One word to GK , once beaten twice shy.

  29. Well done MR President, everyone z a sinner. Dont listen to an anti- christ body. Accepting same sex marriage z a milestone to it but not pardoning a prisoner. Bravo

  30. Well done MR President, everyone z a sinner. Dont listen to an anti- christ body. Accepting same sex marriage z a milestone to it but not pardoning a prisoner. Bravo

  31. UN is full of nosense, forcing people who have accepted their mistakes to be punished while ecouraging dirty sodomy. Sons of snakes, Condeming rape and at the same time forcing people to commite sodomy is foolishness.

  32. UN is full of nosense, forcing people who have accepted their mistakes to be punished while ecouraging dirty sodomy. Sons of snakes, Condeming rape and at the same time forcing people to commite sodomy is foolishness.

  33. Kodi UN ndikanyama kanji? zopusa musiyeni kanene timakondana akudafe!! Iwe tikulodza tsopano ufuna kutipombonyeza banji! Ukupotoza anthu kwabasi!

  34. Kodi UN ndikanyama kanji? zopusa musiyeni kanene timakondana akudafe!! Iwe tikulodza tsopano ufuna kutipombonyeza banji! Ukupotoza anthu kwabasi!

  35. THE Pres. Realy Made A Mistake.There Are People In There Who Needed That Merciful Act But Not Dis Man.His Actions Are Speakng Louder Than His Words.He Deserved 2 B In Jail.

  36. Shameful indeed if this nonsense is true coz why Lungu can’t forgive him.Mind you, nobody is perfect except God, therefore Mr Lungu in this case is right by showing his deferential attitude to him (General Kanene) as far as he/ she is anative or naturalized member of astate (citizen), regardless of rich or poor, still favor should vary to all citizens. Finally I should say, Zambia is not UN, leave Zambia alone

    • #Lucky,ameneyo sanali mwana,Mwana sangayelekeze kuyamba munthu wamkulu and ngati panali wena ankafunila zoyipa napanga ma plan awa mwauponda, General Kunene is Back, and one more thing~kale mkazi amkati ndiwamkul from 18 years koa masiku ano wa 16 YEARS akupezeka kuti watha amuna angapo,so mkazi ameneyo anali wamkulu it was a set up.

  37. foolish UN… forcing Malawi to release gays and on the other hand forcing Zambia to punish Kanene… kkkkk it is really funny

  38. foolish UN… forcing Malawi to release gays and on the other hand forcing Zambia to punish Kanene… kkkkk it is really funny

  39. I see no saint inthis world.we r all sinners including general kanene
    Now,failing to forgive each other in the name of respecting rules and laws of the land its surely useless.Welcome Kanene.timakufila ife.zamunyasa akakolope nyanja.

  40. I see no saint inthis world.we r all sinners including general kanene
    Now,failing to forgive each other in the name of respecting rules and laws of the land its surely useless.Welcome Kanene.timakufila ife.zamunyasa akakolope nyanja.

  41. All Of Us What We Need Is Pardon From God So How Can We Not Pardon Our Friends If We Have That Aultholity See ?Thats Good Even The United Nation Is Quilty Only The Law Havent Take Charge On Him See

  42. All Of Us What We Need Is Pardon From God So How Can We Not Pardon Our Friends If We Have That Aultholity See ?Thats Good Even The United Nation Is Quilty Only The Law Havent Take Charge On Him See

  43. We have a useless president in zambia who has no respect for the rule of law.Kanene was convicted and sentenced to 18yrs imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 14yr old girl.In zambian laws,having sex or carnal knowledge with a girl below the age of 16yrs is a serious offence which attracts a jail term of 40yrs imprisonment with hard labour .Unfourtunately he only served three months in prison and he was pardoned by our foolish president despite enormous public outcry that he should not be pardoned.General kanene is one of zambia’s most popular musician and we all know that the move to pardon him was politically motivated, the president uses him in his campaigns for next years elections.That being said,the concern by UN human rights should be embraced and supported by all well meaning africans in order to enhance and protect our rights. we should not allow those in authority to infringe our rights with impunity.The family of the defiled young girl cried when they learnt that kanene had been freed

  44. We have a useless president in zambia who has no respect for the rule of law.Kanene was convicted and sentenced to 18yrs imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 14yr old girl.In zambian laws,having sex or carnal knowledge with a girl below the age of 16yrs is a serious offence which attracts a jail term of 40yrs imprisonment with hard labour .Unfourtunately he only served three months in prison and he was pardoned by our foolish president despite enormous public outcry that he should not be pardoned.General kanene is one of zambia’s most popular musician and we all know that the move to pardon him was politically motivated, the president uses him in his campaigns for next years elections.That being said,the concern by UN human rights should be embraced and supported by all well meaning africans in order to enhance and protect our rights. we should not allow those in authority to infringe our rights with impunity.The family of the defiled young girl cried when they learnt that kanene had been freed

    • Ba chanda your reply lacks merit and intellectual,s touch it,s a laymans comment u,re the first dull chanda i,ve come across u seriously and urgently need tertiary education.Mulichikopo ba chanda

    • Ba chanda your reply lacks merit and intellectual,s touch it,s a laymans comment u,re the first dull chanda i,ve come across u seriously and urgently need tertiary education.Mulichikopo ba chanda

    • God will judge not Lungu. The same UN is forcing Malawia to be a homosexual country ndiye chimenecho mumati chilungamo? Let Kanene free after all he is not the first 1 to defile a young girl, there so many unreported cases of defilement

    • God will judge not Lungu. The same UN is forcing Malawia to be a homosexual country ndiye chimenecho mumati chilungamo? Let Kanene free after all he is not the first 1 to defile a young girl, there so many unreported cases of defilement

    • That,s correct we cannot allow UN to force us to legalise homosexuality it,s a very bad thing and any right thinking member of society cannot support it but on kanene he doesn,t deserve to be pardoned he deserves stiff punishment just like any other defilers remember they are no sacred cows when it,s comes to enforcing the rule of law.Kanene has not even changed as we are talking right now he,s been taken to the courts of law for assaulting a 27yr old woman of lusaka even the president was disappointed coz barely three months after pardoning kanene he commited another case.

    • That,s correct we cannot allow UN to force us to legalise homosexuality it,s a very bad thing and any right thinking member of society cannot support it but on kanene he doesn,t deserve to be pardoned he deserves stiff punishment just like any other defilers remember they are no sacred cows when it,s comes to enforcing the rule of law.Kanene has not even changed as we are talking right now he,s been taken to the courts of law for assaulting a 27yr old woman of lusaka even the president was disappointed coz barely three months after pardoning kanene he commited another case.

  45. Tamusiyeni Mulungu ndi amene azaweluze oloso akulu akulu adzikowa alinso ndizolakwa zambili koma sakakamilidwa choncho Kanene mumasuleni olanga yekha Namalenga osati inu ayi

  46. Tamusiyeni Mulungu ndi amene azaweluze oloso akulu akulu adzikowa alinso ndizolakwa zambili koma sakakamilidwa choncho Kanene mumasuleni olanga yekha Namalenga osati inu ayi

  47. UN has failed to solve war in Ruwanda where hutus and tutis were killed, in syria pple killed like dogs without any action taken by UN. What special with GK issue.

  48. UN has failed to solve war in Ruwanda where hutus and tutis were killed, in syria pple killed like dogs without any action taken by UN. What special with GK issue.

  49. Live Africa For Africans Coz Un Seem To Be Much Concentrated With What Africans Doing Than What Z Happening In The World .Americans Killed Alot Of People In IRAQ You Did Nothing

    • Then things went wrong right away from the day of judgement..it was upon judgement time they were supposed to make some reverses but was already found guilty and brought to records now story changes…????

    • Then things went wrong right away from the day of judgement..it was upon judgement time they were supposed to make some reverses but was already found guilty and brought to records now story changes…????

  50. Leave General Kanene alone.Remember there is abig gap between blacks and whites.we blacks forgive each ada most unlike whites

  51. Uyu amaziyambadala muthu otchuka kma nkumakharaso ngat mutu sumagwira, agwire ndende basi ena atengepo phuziro sikti kukhara seleb ndiye kti bas u own any bdy

  52. UN is one of the dead organizations in the world,whereby I don’t even see the main purpose of this Organization,HELL!

  53. But he was a homosexual or a lesbian even your Secretary General would have come all the way to Zambia to ask for his pardon. You hypocrites, blood of vipers you select what to pressurize. Going to prison means reform not only punishment.

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