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Don’t victimise Zambians- Katumbi

General News Don't victimise Zambians- Katumbi

Katanga Governor, Moses Katumbi has warned Congolese National Police manning the Pedicle Road and Chembe bridge against victimizing Zambians.

Mr. Katumbi says any policeman who will victimize Zambians will be fired.

Mr. Katumbi said the completion of the Chembe bridge should not be used by officers as an opportunity to mistreat Zambians.

He said the completion of the bridge has generated a lot of interest from foreign nationals who are now using the Pedicle road and the Chembe bridge.

Mr. Katumbi was speaking when he adressed villagers at Mwenda on his way to the Chembe bridge.

And speaking earlier at Lubembe bridge on the Pedicle road, Mr. Katumbi said he will allow a 24 hours operation of the bridge.

Mr. Katumbi said it would be pointless to restrict the movement of people once the bridge is completed.

Meanwhile Mr. Katumbi has commended President Levy Mwanawasa for the initiative to construct the Chembe bridge.

He said he is happy that the bridge is nearing completion and is looking forward to working with the Zambian government in tarring of the Pedicle road.

Mr. Katumbi was accompanied by Luapula Province Minister, Chrispine Musosha, Copperbelt Province Minister, Mwansa Mbulakulima and Works and Supply Deputy Minister, Mundia Ndalamei.

[ZNBC]

44 COMMENTS

  1. Katumbi again what the hell was he doing in my country? Was he not among the ‘Wanted on list of LPM’

  2. on your marks get set go. bembas first followed by their cousins this time. lets start blogging. whats tribe is this kabwalala Katumbi

  3. Ala Katumbi has nine lives. I have met him a number of times when he lived in Kitwe running that fish shop which was just a front. He speaks bemba very well. He could hardly speak English. Its funny that his name is Katumbi. His father is actually a very WHITE belgian man.

  4. #1. I heard that there’s a deal between him and LPM. Who knows about this same deal please avail us with the full info.

  5. Katumbi is a Zambian, just like Chiluba. Let us be temperate in our comments or we will offend ‘our own’. The man owned Chani fisheries and is indeed still on LPM’s wanted list. The problem is there are somany other ‘Zambians’ in that part of the country who are still doing ‘nabulafye’ and it will go on.
    Even Chrispin Musosha is a Zambian… You get my point?

  6. now that sounds very sweet, you know candy coated is this guy doing going genuine or are we to expect something?
    he got me questioninig

  7. #6 you are right about MK. Moise Katumbi alikaba umwaice.Just mark his words when he said that he will make Katanga province look like a small province of South Africa.This Guy has managed to woo alot of south african companies that have invested in the DRC.Iam told that the Chinese as well are have invested about $3 billion in the construction of the biggest hydropower station in DRC and 3 stadia and 2 universities as appreciation to the congole pipo.It’s good for Zedians who resides in Liverpool cause there will increase in business due to the 24HR btwn travelling btwn CB &LP.Let us hope the Congolese kabokes have got the call to be gentle people.

  8. Katumbi’s father was a Jewish businessman who was domiciled in Belgium but spent a lot of time in Congo where he had businesses.His mother was a Lunda from Luapula and was directly related to Mwata Kazembe Munona Chinyanta. Moses Katumbi Like his elder brother Katebe Katoto sisters Louisa and Kapi were born and Brought up in the Congo and Belgium. Moses Katumbi was originaly known as Moise Rapheal Soriana. Before he moved to Kitwe he first emerged in Ndola where his elder brother Katebe Katoto had some businesess. He was owner of Soriano enterprises which was a supplier of Beans. In Kitwe his Congolese wife left him after he married Kabonde the daughter of former Ndola mayor Steven Mukuka

  9. #12 oho so u say he has jewish blood ah no wonder whatever he does always comes out succesful. Just look at the rate Katanga province is developing, Zambia’s copperbelt will soon be overtaken in terms of infrastructure. Any one to challenge on this?

  10. #14 have you been to Katanga lately or you are just a typical Zambian who thinks their country is the worst place on earth. Zambians you are such are miserably lot always complaining and talk ill of your country!

  11. Katumbi’s no longer on the wanted list. He managed to cut a deal with the Task force and that’s why he freely comes to Zambia nowadays. He’s been cleared of he’s thieving.

  12. Katumbi is both Zambian and Congolease, his mother is related to Mwata. these boundaries were just brought in by pipo who were dividing Africa amongst themselves as such some of our relativesare based inother countries

  13. Moise Katumbi is half Zambian. His father was a Greek/Belgian businessman who married Mwata Kazembe’s sister. In short Katumbi is a nephew to Mwata Kazembe and thats why he speaks good “bemba”.

  14. Initially MK was on the wanted list because the LPM govet were out to get anyone who was perceived to be close to FTJ. However things backfired as the Congolese embraced this guy and made him governor as well. In fact just to show the kind of harm he could do to the Zambians, at one stage he stopped traffic going through the pedicle. After that LPM govt changed their tune ! Remember VJ lost his job because he blundered big time on the MK saga !

  15. Before coming to Zambia, Katumbi Lived in Italy for a few years that is where he met up with another Jewish Italian named David Tokoph.Katumbi’s elder brother Katebe Katoto jointly owned an airline known as Sea Green which was a cargo airline. The airline was banned to fly to the USA and most European countries after it was discovered that it was involved in the transportation of drugs. Sea Green later emerged in Zambia as Aero Zambia with Tokoph as chairman and Katumbi later becoming vice chairman. Aero Zambia was involved in illicit transportation of Arms and Diamonds between Angola, Zambia, Eastern Congo and Eritrea. Airstrips in Mwansabombwe,Solwezi and Lilayi were used in Zambia.

  16. BY Mwila who was then Defence Minister, Rajan MAHTANI ,Xavier Chungu , Paul steel who is Baldwin Nkumbula’s step brother and Titus Mpundu were strongly involved. Later there was a dispute between Katumbi and Mahtani(Finance Bank)after Katumbi tearfully appeared on TV claiming that Finace bank had released a trunck full of emeralds and diamonds entrusted to them by Katumbi to an unknown person. Titus Mpundu then delegated BY to mediate. It was later known that Mahtani had released the trunck to Savimbis Agent after Savimbi demanded it back after non receipt of the Arms promised in exchange for the stones. Katumbi and Mahtani later appeared on TV at BY’s rezidence saying they had reconciled.

  17. Tokoph was blamed for the non delivery of the Arms and was forced to leave Zambia on trumped up charges after GOVT refused to renew Aero Zambia Licence and arrested him for having an extra pill of Diazapam above the limit. This also resulted in the shooting of Katumbi’s young brother Solomon Soriano in Ndola. When the Dos Santos Government in Angola got wind of this the threatened to invade Zambia and blamed the Zambian Government for complicity in the supply of Arms to Savimbi.
    Katumbi has Congolese, Belguim, Italian, Spanish and Zambian citizenship

  18. Northerns are thiefs that causes tribalism,they should also be reported to animal rights group for eating monkeys!.

  19. It is an astonishing kind of hereditary stupidity that sees Katangese stinkers on both sides of the Luapula river welded to the habit of electing proven thieves into office all the time. Look at Chiluba, Katumbi etc and now Katele Kalumba will be voted for in large numbers by these tailed low life premates of the Ituri forest we have the tragedy of being called neighbours and fellow countrymen to.

  20. The writer of this article stinks at writing skills. After reading it, it seemed like all the words are ‘Mr. Moses Katumbi’. What’s happening? Show some professionalism!

  21. Most comments are so cheap and so short sighted. Come on, grow up. No wonder most African countries are very backward. Look forward the world is changing. “Efyo mulowela” because you like too much thinking of how to bring each other down. Zambia and Congo borders are more important to develop than waste time thinking of katumbi. Zambians realise that you have “million times” to gain by working in harmony with katumbi tha just waste time thinking of ways to fix him. Put katumbi in Chimbokaila, what will you all benefit. Learn one thing Zambia nad Congo will all benefit from the good relationship.

  22. I agree with Chimampa, It is good to be realistic and look on both sides of the coin. We have more to gain than continue crying over trivial things. If Katumbi is willing to work with Zambia to develop the two sister countries we should also be open to welcome him. We only have be keep our eyes open. I would rather see Katumbi work with Zambia in good faith than see Zambia fighting Katumbi whjen we all know Zambia has no power to prolong such a fight. But remember Katumbi is also Zambian by descent and no one can take it away from him. He has same right as you and l to come and walk the streets of his mother land. But most important is to have him help Zambians crossing pedicle.

  23. I think it is time to be realistic. If Zambia copperbelt and Kantanga region joined forces and with good planning, these regions can work miracles. Ordinary brains can see that. Zambia and Congo have a region with potential to develop into a major industrial region that can be easily be much in Africa. Foreigners wont tell you that because they fear such a powerful region. It is time Zambians and Congolese start crying to have Zambia-Congo development region start developing between these two countries.

  24. Just a word of advice to Zambians. Reading through comments show me some people are cheap. Zambia is a wonderful country admired by many in Africa. I have lived in Zambia. I know Zambia. But if some people still have the old gradges between tribes, mostly a legacy from old parents, please the world has changed. Think of Zambia and live above trible alliance. To think tribal is to reverse your development to stone age. look at other countries, in just a blink of an eye tribal differences can create a war no one tribe can win. We love Zambia because it does not have two or three tribes. It has variety. Viva Zambians, viva one Zambia from KK.

  25. zambia needs a leader who is going to unity the nation and take zambia to the level of china’s development by 2030 (its very much possible), someone with a clear vision for mother zambia. That person is no other than HH. The man is speaks unity and development for all zambians and knows thta hunger does not know a Tonga, Bemba, Chewa, Lunda, Kaonde, Lozi, Nyanja etc. Time is now that Zambians shall elect national leaders on merit and not on which region of the country they come from.

  26. Sansakuwa Kanjangu says: Jul 26th, 2008 at 5:20 am
    It is an astonishing kind of hereditary stupidity that sees Katangese stinkers on both sides of the Luapula river welded to the habit of electing proven thieves into office all the time. Look at Chiluba, Katumbi etc and now Katele Kalumba will be voted for in large numbers by these tailed low life premates of the Ituri forest we have the tragedy of being called neighbours and fellow countrymen to.MANY THANKS SANAKUWA…

  27. just a precision: Moïse Katumbi mother was from Yeke/Bemba descent. His father was NOT a Belgian, but Nissim Soriano, a Greek belonging to the Jewish community. Nothing to do with Leopold II.

  28. Some people have well build brain, some doesn’t. Shame!!!
    I am personaly a congolese, and i really appreciate the change that is made by Moise Katumbi in katanga province…Ever since we never have a such mature leader in Lumbumbashi i must say!!!
    All zambian are welcomed to Lumbubashi to see the change. You will be inspired & impressed for real!!!

  29. Some people have well build brain, some doesn’t. Shame!!!
    I am personaly a congolese residing in Johannesburg, and i really appreciate the change that is made by Moise Katumbi in katanga province…Ever since we never have a such mature leader in Lumbumbashi i must say!!!
    All zambian are welcomed to Lumbubashi to see the change. You will be inspired & impressed for real!!!

  30. Your comments make interesting reading ya’ll… almost all quite accurate… I had the opportunity to meet mk… & must say he just about has the most brilliant mind I have ever came accross… cunning, yes, criminal… uummhh, yes… sharp, certainly… almost totally fearless… tirelessly hardworker… He does work to develop his surroundings… I’ll give him that.. but there are much greater forces at work behind him than meet the eye… way beyond the boudaries of africa… just see him ‘jump’ when katebe katoto is on da other end of his phone from brussels… sigh…

  31. #21, 22, 23 Citizen…wow, loads of amazing data as regards Mr Moses Katumbi…ho did you get hold of all this? Well, never mind.
    Thx too #39 The afican for your interesting comment above. I wish you all bloggers & Lusaka Times a lovely day.

  32. stupid zambia idea, My first born was born in zambian, I’m congolese by birth, with my wife, my child witch citizenchip will he bear? give me your enswer. i used to live in Lusaka, at chawama compound. near snow white.

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