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Mansa residents ran amok, another life lost, Police send reinforcement to restore peace and order

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INSPECTOR general of police Francis Kabonde no ritual killings reported in Mansa
INSPECTOR general of police Francis Kabonde no ritual killings reported in Mansa

Residents in Kapesha and Semana villages in Mansa district, Luapula Province today run amok shooting and burning down houses belonging to local businessmen.

It took a combined team of armed Zambia Army, Zambia Police and Zambia National Services (ZNS) Officers to quell the situation around 18:00 hours on Monday.

Zambia Police Spokesperson, Ndandula Siamana also confirmed the development in a telephone interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, Monday evening saying Police Officers have since been deployed to Mansa to help calm the situation.

ZANIS reports that one local businessman who was a money lender only identified as Walty was also burnt to death in Kapesha bringing the number of those so far burnt to death over accusations of ritual killings to three.

Police clad in riot gears fought running battles with the riotous mobs in Kapesha, Semana, and Mansa Central business district.

In Mansa Central business district, the riotous mob also looted three shops belonging to a local businessman of Indian origin Ibrahim Sanaullar popularly known as Amico.

[pullquote]“It’s not true that the people who were killed yesterday were ritual killers because one of the victims was a grade 12 pupil at a named school while the other was a local farmer. What is sad is that there were no reports of anyone killed for ritual killings in the districts” he said[/pullquote]

The businessman also had his house on Mansa airport road destroyed. The mob were seen hauling fridges, mattresses, blankets and assorted essentials like cooking oil,mealie meal and sugar from three shops.

A garage belonging to Irene Chilongo the owner of Tedja Lodge was also attacked by the riotous crowd who burnt one of her trucks.

Mrs. Chilongo’s residential house was also destroyed by the riotous mob. Meanwhile, another house belonging to a local businessman near Kasasa market was burnt to ashes during the riot on Monday afternoon.

The residents also barricaded Chembe Mansa and Mansa Kashikishi roads with heaps of stones and branches blocking traffick getting into town.

Zambia Police Spokesperson, Ndandula Siamana-more police officers deployed to Mansa

However,traffick was running normally on Mansa –Samfya road today. The riot started around 14:00 hours Monday and was only thwarted in the evening at 18:00 hours by a combined team of Police, Army and ZNS officers who managed to round up a few riotous people and retrieved looted goods from Amico shops.

Angry villagers in Senama area of Mansa district yesterday burnt to death two unidentified middle-aged men whom they suspected of being ritual killers.

And Zambia Police Spokesperson Ndandula Siamana said the police command has since deplored more Police Officers from Lusaka to help quell the situation. Ms Ndandula said the officers were deployed Monday afternoon to Mansa to help calm the situation.

And Inspector General of Police Francis Kabonde has warned perpetrators of violence in Mansa of arrest and would be charged for accomplice murder and damage to property.

According to a separate statement, the Spokesperson availed to ZANIS, however, Mr Kabonde said that the violence which started Sunday night had continued to be perpetrated in broad day light today (Monday) and refuted all stories of suspected ritual killings saying the police had not recorded any case of such kind.

“It’s not true that the people who were killed yesterday were ritual killers because one of the victims was a grade 12 pupil at a named school while the other was a local farmer. What is sad is that there were no reports of anyone killed for ritual killings in the districts” he said

Mr. Kabonde has since appealed to people of Mansa to remain calm as Police has sent reinforcement to restore peace and order in the area.

“I appeal to peace loving Zambians in Mansa to be calm as police have been send to as reinforcement to calm and restore order by all means” he said.

ZANIS

93 COMMENTS

  1. hmmm this ka police PR person is cute! me I wouldn’t even resist arrest by such a pretty police officer! pls officer siamana come arrest me now, put me under your custody and never let go of me!!!!!!!!!

  2. it’s this satanism craze, anything bad is simply blamed on satanism regardless of the circumstances leading to the them, the whole craze thrives on ignorance and is fuelled by profit seeking prophets.

    • No it’s not being broken, the armed forces if need be are there to stop terrorists both foreign or domestic.

  3. Typical African Queen. What a breath taking picture to see in the early hours. Yes yes yes. Thats Zambian Beauty. Nice. Really Nice. Yes. I wonder what there talking about?????

  4. THESE RIOTS IN MANSA,MONGU,MAZAMBUKA ARE A SIGN OF MORE TO COME PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE NONSENSE THATS THE MEANING ONLY WHEN U ARE FOOL IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS OF VIOLENCE…DON’T STEAL SATA’S VOTES IT MAY BE WORSE THAN IVORY COAST…DO NOT SUPPRESS ME I MAY REACT WORSE THAN LIBYANS…DO NOT OVERLOOK MY 50+1% I MAY FORCE YOU OUT LIKE MUBARAK OF EGYPT.THIS IS NOT FIGHT ABOUT RITUAL KILLING IT IS THE ANGER PEOPLE HAVE HAVING, UNEMPLOYMENT,POOR SERVICE DELIVERY ETC… 

  5. If justice system fails to work people resort to take law in their own hands and follow mob justice eg western province demo and Mansa killings etc.

  6. Murder, Arson, Robbery, Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery, Accomplice to Murder…etc.

    General of Police Francis Kabonde, it is time to start making arrests. There are many grounds on which you can arrest the people doing all these things. The Police is supposed to protect citizens, it is time you sent in a large group of police officers to start making arrests because this is serious. An example should be set that you cannot take the law in your own hands. Send in a large group of police officers to start making arrests.

  7. thats what happens if you dont shoot them please this is the 21st century those foolish villages should be forced to change and the only way is with live bullets, useless people bringing confusion to my country shoot them ba.fi.kala.

  8. Allow me to join in too…this is indeed a good lovely looking Zambian police woman! Top of the range YES SIR!

  9. nueighbor anione has resulted in fwiti now. I’m a mansian and i would be suprised of suh shit. Very backward m==f==kers.

  10. But ku mwesu sure, this is shameful. I think it is not only in Mansa with these useless accusations. How could they slaughter Walty for God’s sake, he is just a progressive guy. And his money leading system was community based, helping small business owners with very little interest. M.H.S.R.P. It is unnecessary to be rich in Zambia, and why should I invest anything there even if they know you are just hard working?

  11. This ZANIS reporter sounds like a kid not a journalist telling the story mwe. Wonder the calibre of his/her editor is and imwe ba LT you should learn to treat such as leads only and get details for stories. From nowhere ati “…one local businessman who was a money lender only identified as Walty was also burnt to death in Kapesha …” When you say ALSO, who else was killed?

  12. I have never seen a police woman as beautiful as Ndandula Siamana. Anyone with her email address or phone number PLEASE?

  13. This is going to be a time for the police & Rupiah to show maximum restraint in the use of deadly force. It is time for them to prove to the people that they listen and can adopt more civilized but effective ways of dealing with “riotous behaviour.”
    However, I doubt if they can start to redeem themselve

  14. Hey!!! What’s the story about? I am busy looking at the Zambian beauty in uniform. She is a sight for sole eyes!
    We need more human faces in the police service, not that ugly man who said threatening violence is not a crime. Usually crime is preceded by threats!

  15. Reinforcements have to come from Lusaka? There no other towns with policemen near Mansa? This is ridiculous. They need to cut the number of people working for the Party and its Government and redirect resources to security.

  16. PLEASE PLEASE POLICE USE LIVE BULLETS KILL O THE MEN AND BOYS COZ THERE ARE ALL RITUAL KILLERS BUT PLS PLS SPAIRE THE LADIES BRING THEM TO EASTERN PROVINCE FOR SAFE KEEPING.ALL MALE BEMBAS ARE SERIAL RITUAL KILLER HEY KILLED OUR CHIEF WAY BACK IN HISTORY AND BURNT HIM BUT THEY DINT KNOW THAT OUR CHIEF WAS A SUECIDE KILLER HAD BATHED IN POISONOUS WATER HIS FRESH WAS TOXIC AND THE FUME FROM THE BODY CHOCKED THEM THATS HOW THE SOME OF THESE CHAPS DIED.

  17. Let peace return to this small once peaciful town. Will people ever put up good structures in an upcoming town like Mansa with such acts of shear of barbarism commited out of rumours in which people have been brutally murdered!Police have said no abductions or ritual killings have taken place in the town yet they had allowed the rumour to degenerate into these senseless killings instead of addressing the matter by despelling such rubish stories through the local community radio station! Why can’t police have regional spokespersons who should be the link between our people instead being tightlipped each time such rubish rumours which normally resurface almost every year in April/May in our rural communities instead of waiting for that beauty or IG in Lusaka to issue statements! Any…

  18. Hey s.hit, this police is too freakin hot for a buju eish!! Ninga chose stoga apa zoona. However, the issue here is lawlessness is surely taking shape pa zed, from mongu to mazburg and now mansa. I dont know where to next. Is it that pipo have lost faith in the justice system olo wat?

  19. I FORGOT 1THING PLS TRANSFER NDADULA SIAME TO EASTERN PROVINCE THESE CHAPS WOULD WANT TO CAME AND KILL HER I KNOW HOW BEMBAS THINK

  20. this poverty mentality where you think your progressive neighbor is a witch, that why is doing fine.its common in villages, but I dont expect this in Mansa. may God have mercy. Very disappointed man

  21. Siamana forget about these kaponyas asking for your email address or mobile number. Clean your passport dear we meet in Cambodia and plan the future from there. I have more cows than HH mind you, so lobola is not a problem.

  22. That’s a beautiful woman. Not the super models or miss world or miss universe. She is beautiful intelligent and in uniform, may the good Lord Jesus bless her musikana uyu otowa.

  23. #31. She has already emailed me her phone number and we have already talked. We have also made serious plans to come to Australia for good soon. How unlucky you are!! I will soon be enjoying with he at Bondi Beach, Sydney.

  24. Did those Barotse campaigning for Barotse Agreement kill or maim anyone? To my recollection they didnt. The govt never produced any evidence in form of a dead body or a violently brutalised person. This st/up/id govt went on a smear campaign that Lozis wanted to kill none Lozi (whatever that means) The only bruised, amputated and dead bodies were those of the Barotse. RB’s dogs did this. I am waiting to hear how the situation in Mansa would be handled. In Mansa those who are rioting have actually killed people and destroyed private property. In Barotseland the people who were involved targeted only the police in response to the police’s murderous campaign.

  25. These towns near TZ are full of funny rituals, boies found with parts missing, children gone missing etc. let these punks be taught a lesson. am sure the villagers know who the killers are

  26. Justice be done

    Sad story to read and I hope justice is done. What about the children we are hearing that they were being feried from mansa and only to be rescued at/near chembe bridge?is that what is causing confusion?Pliz ba cousin(Police) dont use live bullets on people, find out what is wrong and then take the right action. One Zambia One Nation-I love this beautiful nation.**==

  27. Siamana go for beauty contest-I wouldnt mind marrying a police officer specifically You. U r STUNNING, Prety, beautifullest, wonderfullest. R u married?

  28. The beauty of the above cop in the picture is as a result of good MMD policies which have created an enabling environment for beauty to thrive in our nation.

  29. @ 41 Ba VJ RIGGER wanisekesa mwe hahahahahahahaha. As sad as this topic is Miss Ndandula has me confused mwe. That is what a spokes person should be like not Dora silila.

  30. Hard times indeed. we need to send more people to schools and empower more people through progressive policies, otherwise this could be warning signs of times to come. Leaders emerge in times of crisis, we hope RB will show what he is made of now.

  31. But why would you kill such a beautiful lady? Oh!! let me read again. my concentration swayed for a moment….

  32. Hello Lusaka Times bloggers. This is Mr Siamana, the husband to Ndandula. Kindly refrain/desist from making lustful comments about my wife. When I was marrying her, I was the only one who showed interest. Now that I have bathed her with boom and washa, you cross-breeds of jackals, hyenas and vultures want to bampula her from me. Go find your own. It is a sin to look at a woman lustfully. So my advice to you is to continue admiring the s.exually starved Mushota whose only solace is a Scottish priest.

  33. Siamana has made alot of bloggers intoxicated!!! I can`t balme u guys,she is zambialicious indeed.As for the riots,its unfortunate & sad.

  34. Lady in uniform is loking na na na. wen can she arrest me for salivating for her. uumh, how do i join ZP so i can be her body guard.

  35. Bloggers, the story is about …….Mansa something not NDANDULA SIAMANA. Can we be serious for once?

  36. there is no smoke without fire, i believe that some of these suspected ritual killings have been happening, the local people there have said so but why police have no such report is confusing… zambians lets just learn to work hard for our money and not jus sit and watch nigerian movies, this is the result.

  37. Hands down and I don’t mean disrespect, the police spokesperson Ms Ndandula Siamana is really beautiful!! No comment on the story as it doesn’t interest mwa.

  38. It seems the beauty of the police officer has overshadowed the real issue at hand. let us help the people of mansa to come out of this primitimve way of doing things. this is an hindrance to development as many investors will be afraid to take their investments in this town.

  39. Kalijo down but Ba Madam ba suma,no two ways about it She is a natural beauty.She looks Damm Good in uniform as well.

  40. I agree with 55, no smoke without fire. The independent police from Lusaka should investigate the issue. I am sure these ritual deaths have occurred and reported to the Police. Since these police officers get nkongole from the said business people, they cannot act. I have leaved in Mansa and I heard these stories but no one has ever been arrested for these killings. People cannot act without envidence or experience. I have heard stories of people praying at the cementry at night, caught but the issue resolved by the chiefs. Instead of the police PR in Lusaka dismissing the issue out-rightly they should investigate these things. I suggest they transfer all the police officers from Mansa and launch investigation. I sure they will come up more information than they imagined.

  41. yaba what the hell is going on these business people people still muder kids for money ata. is this is why my mum can’t send me money coz all the banks are closed in mansa am stranded at school tragic

  42. 40// Stop asking my wife funny questions plz. Her airticket (Cathy Pacific 1st Class) is ready and will be delivered by DHL before 17:00 hrs Zambia time today. We will be in Maldives for a week, Pinang in Malaysia for another week, after which we taste the Nara-Japan hospitality before departure for Washington DC. Mr.Kabonde Sir, release my Siamana please, these power hungry PF Kaponyas are giving her hell. They are drinking too much of tujilijili and becoming too violent.

  43. 48 Destroyer I think the reinforcements from Lusaka are William Banda’s cadres dressed as police officers.Those have been taught to shoot or beat to kill.Real officers from Lilayi are taught to fire warning shots and act in restraint.And for sure there can be no smoke without fire.I also stayed in Mansa and used to hear stories especially abt this ICM woman Irene and the Mwenyes.Why not cndct business genuinely?We are all blessed by God all we need to do is exercise our talent.
    As for Ndandula Siamana, this beautiful lozi wman is lucky that am mrried.The irony of it all is that the police want a beautiful face to to portry human face whn in actual fact brutal as hell.Ndandula do not be used to peddle lies and half truths as in the case of Mngu chrch permit.U r too beautiful for such.Mwaa

  44. Owe Amico wesu, he’s really a good man and employs a lot of people in Mansa….as for the lady, wow!! Mushota is turning green with envy!!

    • Stupid boy malema how do u tell my wife like that.Even all those *****s that are commenting on my wife concentrate on yo ugly wives stupid Boys.

  45. IWE MUSHOTA, DON’T BE BRAGADDASSIO, MUZINDO WAKO. KILL THE MAMBALAS!!! PLS MONGU FORMULAR. WAT GUNS FOR. KILL THEM….. MUGEE!!!

  46. HEE NDANDULA, I’LL BE AT CLUB ZONE FROM 23:00 TO 01:00 THEN I’LL TAKE YOU NSIMBIYANGA LODGE IN MATERO. PLS TAKE TWO OFF DAYS, COZ I HAVE BOOKED ROOM 17 FOR TWO NIGHTS

  47. This is all blemed on government. They have failed to provide employment for the youths and this is the result. I still do not condon this behaviour. Iam afraid if not curbed, such acts can have serious inplications in future. We will soon start seeing copmounds attacking mayadi people over nothing. Its sad but I wonder where the police from 14hrs to 18hrs. I think the families of the police participated. Serious investigations nheed to be carried out.

  48. THESE RIOTS IN MANSA,MONGU,MAZAMBUKA ARE A SIGN OF MORE TO COME PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE NONSENSE THATS THE MEANING ONLY WHEN U ARE  NOT SERIOUS IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS OF VIOLENCE…DON’T STEAL SATA’S VOTES IT MAY BE WORSE THAN IVORY COAST…DO NOT SUPPRESS ME I MAY REACT WORSE THAN LIBYANS…DO NOT OVERLOOK MY 50+1% I MAY FORCE YOU OUT LIKE MUBARAK OF EGYPT.THIS IS NOT FIGHT ABOUT RITUAL KILLING IT IS THE ANGER PEOPLE HAVE HAVING, UNEMPLOYMENT,POOR SERVICE DELIVERY ETC… 

  49. My heart is saddened to hear about all the shootings and killings transpiring in Mansa. I think, it’s indispensable to go to the root cause of the problem in order to effectively resolve the issue. My prayer is that justice prevails and the right course of action be taken. We can not afford to see more lives lost.  

  50. So sad indeed. Hope Police move faster, have just learnt via some ZL blog that the Lozi man whose leg was amputated died today. Pls appeal to pipo to be calm. Many mo wrongs and challenges are yet to come our way b4 general elections. Lets join hands in PRAYING for PEACE.

  51. Imwe bafyatile fyenu lekeni mukamunenu Siamana. Bonse imwe mwalikwata abakashi mumayanda. Tamwikuta? People should not blame the liverpoodians for reacting especially when we have a defunct police force on payrolls of local businessmen. The reason why there is no record of reports of missing children when a truckload full of kids was intercepted in the area. Have you also forgoten the flying socerer who crash landed in one of the lusaka townships some years ago? What about the “CHITALEME” in North Western Province a few years ago and ritual killings in livingstone? Let your child be kidnapped then only will you understand what these people are going through. There are not villagers but Liverpoodians please. There is no smoke without fire.

  52. That’s where the problem lies when sick people like no. 73 are all but sure that sata is going to win the elections at all costs and shameless goes on to advocate for an Ivorian type of anarchy.The problem is people seem to believe the stage managed defections to rival political parties and portrays the popularity of a Party.The Post Newspaper is only digging deeper into sata’s coffers to run his campaign.SHAME ON YOU

  53. People its not true that the policemen of Mansa didn’t know about the ritual thingy.Because two men were caught stealing babies and they were killed upon been caught.This happened in two different villages.This was announced even on the “Ilyanshi Lwapano Isonde” a bemba programme that comes on Wednesday.But,how is it possible that the police didn’t know about something that was aired even on radio?There is no smoke without fire.I agree with 61.These police officers are given some money by the same ndoshi’s.Recently,according to my sources Walty was arrested for allegedly murder and in no time he was released.This made the people furious.Well,the other reason as to why these people are upset is about the truck that was trafficking human beings to Congo.What is the police saying about…

  54. Mr. Kabonde deal with your mbuyas in Mansa so that they graduate from bumfwiti and their superstitution way of living! My people in Mansa dont resort to instant justice, see now you have terminated the life of that young school boy. It’s regretable. Be civilized my people.

  55. Consider the following: No one has ever complained of missing a relative or body found that could be attributed to ritual murder. Police ran out of tears gas and resorted to using stones to find the rioters. Despite targeted victims informing the police well in advamce that their houses and businesses were going to be looted, police never took any action. Three days after the shops and homes were looted the premises are not guarded and to date looters are hauling laggage and fittings from the premises while police are watching. A large chank of the looted property is being ferried to the police compound and some of the looter arrested are wives to police officers. Insala pa ZED

  56. You are a very silly boy malema how do u tell my wife like that.Even all those *****s that are commenting on my wife concentrate on yo ugly wives shaaaaaa.

  57. Instead of commenting on the story, everybody is commenting on Siamana’s looks and totally ignoring her capabilities as a police officer! Its amazing the amount of immaturity shown  by some bloggers because all you are showing here is that you are SEXIST bastards who still think women cant do their jobs and are only good for bedroom duties. Clearly this is a wrong forum for u…..go to kachepa360!!!! [-(

  58. People, I come from Mansa and I am really ashamed of what is going on down there. If anything, I grew up in Kapesha. Mansa’s problem is that we have no industries and people are virtually unemployed. This is the reason behind the riots and we need to address unemployment if people are to stop suspecting each other of utusaama.  

  59. Rhre doesn’t really seem to be a link to ritual killings. Its almost like there is a reason but its not being withheld…there seem to be alot of problems in z that are being swept under the carpet. from west, south now in the north. and instead of addressng the issues gvt is pretending all is well…iza ka luka bad

  60. I was in mansa on the fate day and it was very bad. We are talking about investment and employment. Many buses have ever crashed due to careless driving and people say RITUAL KILLINGS. There is no imperical evidence. People in mansa just wanted to loot goods from peoples’ shops.

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