Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Katanga Province Governor, Moses Katumbi, has handed over a vehicle which was stolen in Chingola last month to the Zambian government after it was recovered in that coutnry.

The vehicle was received at Kasumbalesa Border Post by Chililaboambwe District Commissioner, Timothy Musonda, together with a clearance letter signed by Mr. Katumbi and delivered by First Secretary at the Consulate of Zambia in the DRC, Evason Phiri.

The white Mitsubishi L200 double cab, registration number ABJ 6448, belonging to Southern Cross Motors, was stolen at Marunouchi flats in Chingola on November 15,2007 around 01.00 hours.

Speaking during the handover, Mr. Musonda thanked the DRC government for playing a key role in the recovery of the vehicle, saying the gesture was an indication of the cordial relations between the two countries.

Mr. Musonda said the gesture was also a reflection of the resolutions the two country’s arrived at during the joint permanent commission recently held in Lubumbashi.

He reiterated government’s commitment to cementing existing bilateral ties and urged the DRC government to continue assisting in the recovery of stolen vehicles that cross the borders, saying the Zambian government would equally assist in similar matters.

”I would like to express our gratitude to the government of Congo for assisting in the recovery of the vehicle. I urge them to continue with the spirit of sisterhood which they have exhibited,” he said.

And Mr. Phiri said the Zambian Consulate was receiving maximum support from that country’s government in the recovery of stolen vehicles.

Mr. Phiri appealed to Zambians to report cases of stolen vehicles suspected to have crossed into the DRC, to his office in advance to ensure recovery measures are put in place to ensure the vehicles are impounded before they reach far-flung areas of that vast country.

Meanwhile, a representative from Southern Cross Motors, Maureen Mubanga, also thanked the two governments for their efforts in ensuring that the vehicle is recovered.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Why only Zarens steal from Zed? The govt must close the bounders linking Zaire and MY country,and KATUMBI must not be allowed to enter Zed.

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  2. That is why we need him! Do not fight persons when you do not have ukwakushintilila amatako and when you do not know that others have ukwakushintila amatako too!

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  3. Abena Zambia!? Whats a mitsubishi mini-truck worth compared to what Katumbi what to gain out of it? That simple vehicle case could have been handled by a mere police office and customs office, and not a governor. Common people, this kind of politics are brain-washing people.

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  4. Why do we talk negative,even when something is positive.If this was your vehicle,you were going to thank these leaders. Mind you Congo DRC is not like Zambia where customs or the police force are functional,everything in Congo is KATAMULOMO. Thanx Mr governor, but mind you we need our plundered resources back.

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  5. Zambians need a little bit of a dose of the God father movie to understand crooks, am sure he sent he’s men to steal it , then return it, soon someone will wake up with the head of an animal no wonder the case is over!

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  6. zambians we cant do away without our congo dr brothers remember what happened to the kasumbalesa border post leave katumbi alone and just thank him .

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