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Police investigating shooting of fisherman in Mansa by the Congolese Marine

Rural News Police investigating shooting of fisherman in Mansa by the Congolese Marine

Luapula River
Luapula River

Police in Mansa in Luapula Province are investigating the circumstance that led to the shooting of a Zambian Fisherman by the Congolese Marine.

Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Charity Munganga revealed the development in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday.

Ms. Chanda said Webby Mambwe 32, whilst in the company of five other fishermen was shot yesterday around 16:00 hours by a Congolese national.

Police Deputy Spokesperson, Charity Munganga Chanda, said the victim and his compatriots were suspected to have been fishing on the Congolese side of the Luapula river.

Ms. Chanda stated that the bullet went in through the chick and came out through the throat adding that the victim is admitted to Mansa General Hospital.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Mambwe said he was with five of his colleagues having a meal at Lusangu fishing camp in Chief Lukwesa’a area in Mwense when the six Congolese attacked them.

Mr Mambwe who spoke with difficult, said the armed Congolese approached the fishing camp in a speed boat and attempted to grab his banana boat, but he and his friends held on to it.

“They said they wanted the boat, but when we resisted, the Congolese, four of them armed, started firing in the air and one of them aimed at me,” he said.

Felix Ng’ombe, Mambwe’s elder brother, who is on the bed side, alleged that the Congolese were in the habit of grabbing boats from Zambians so that they could sell them in their country.

Nurses at the hospital said Mr Mambwe would be taken to the theatre for an operation once he stabilised.

In May this year, 20 fishermen were arrested by Congolese marines for straying onto the Congolese side of Lake Mweru.

The fishermen were later released in an exchange which saw Zambian security authorities releasing a Congolese soldier who had been captured by some fishermen.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. AND WHY DON’T WE HAVE SOLDIERS MANNING THIS BORDER IF CONGOLESE SOLDIERS MAN THEIR BORDER EVEN UNNECESSARILY BECAUSE ZAMBIA DOES NOT INTEND TO FIGHT WITH ANY OF ITS NEIGHBOURS. I REMEBER MY FRIENDS FATHER WAS BEATEN ALMOST TO DEATH AS HE HAD A BOAT AND BOAT ENGINES WHICH THEY GRABBED FROM HIM AND LEFT HIM FOR DEATH. I ALSO REMEMBER WHEN ZAMBIANS USED TO BE FINED TO PASS THRU CHEMBE IF ONE WERE DISABLED, BLIND, BOLDHEAD, NOT SHAVEN, LONG HAIR, ETC.

  2. The Zambian authoroties should do something at stop the basd conduct of Congolese security forces. Jus send some few commandos to do some simple drills so that they know Zambia depsite being a good neighbour can also bite.

  3. These Congolese are the most undisciplined people and these people are not considerate. The only language they understand is violence. There are well known for their violent behaviour here in South Africa and the only way they were made to realise that violence is not acceptable was to give them their own medicine, violence. South Africa is a violent society and they were sorted out by the violent type which reduced them to passivists. Zambians must behave as mad individuals, that way they will respect Zambians.

  4. they say that we are docile, that is why they continue killing us.
    one day we need to respond to them and sort this matter decisively. they have no army after all, that is why they are always invaded by small countries in the eastern part of their country.
    we are peaceful, disciplined and well behaved, but we should not be taken for granted!!!!!!

  5. INSTEAD OF TAKING SOLDIERS TO PEACEFUL LOZI PEOPLE IN WESTERN PROVINCE PUT ZAMBIAN SOLDIERS AT THE BORDERS ESPECIALLY ZAMBIA CONGO BORDER.
    THIS CASE WILL NOT EVEN BE INVESTIGATED. BA ZAMBIA YOU ARE TOO SLEEPY.

  6. This is our chance to invade DRC and take back our katanga province, which belongs to zambia. You may not know it yet but DRC can very easily and fast be beaten. We have been too patient for far too long, it’s ridiculous!

  7. All the security forces are in Barotseland waiting for a fight with Lozis. Meantime members of the chosen tribe are being butchered by their tribesmates across the Luapula. PF is weak on security! They are cowards who are not fit for purpose.

  8. Goncalves 

    You are right! The same Congolese doing this to their Zambian brethren speak the same language, ichi Bemba. (Congolese living in this area: ba Ushi, ba Bwile, aba lamba, aba Lala, aba Tabwa, ba Lunda, etc) Kateka of Katanga speaks ichi Bemba. Why a solution hasn’t been found to this stupid problem can be placed on the shoulders of the leaders of Zambia who haven’t shown the balls that they are men and can confront this Congo-Zambia issue head on. No wonder we are described as a docile people!    

  9. In my residence when I take bored, then I just ON my PC and open YouTube web page to watch the YouTube video tutorials.

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