Thursday, May 30, 2024

Bus drivers and call boys riot along Freedom Way in Lusaka

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Freedom Way in Lusaka was yesterday a scene of running battles between Police and Bus drivers.The chaos was sparked off after Police beat up a minibus driver who later abandoned his bus on Freedom Way.Angry bus drivers and call boys protested by blocking the road further by dumping bricks and logs alongside the stationary bus.

The angry mob shouted anti Police slogans and others expressed their anger on the removal of maize and fuel subsidies by Government.Business came to a standstill as shop owners closed their shops in fear of possible looting.

The crowd later turned violent and started throwing stones at the police who had arrived at the scene and were trying to move the stationary bus off the road.The Police in turn fired blanks and teargas canisters to disburse the mob.

“We wont allow police to brutalize us on top of getting money through their ‘fake’ check points, they were just fortunate today ,” said one bus driver.

The situation returned to normal a few minutes after the police successfully removed the stationary bus off the road though many shoppers were left choking with teargas.

20 COMMENTS

    • Snow ball effect,,,and this is how the fire starts burning…. to PF open your eyes, these are signs,, like it happened in the past so shall it happen again!

    • Are Z.P members of MMD? Why beat up call-boys (bakaponya) who are the real PF? I remember even Sata was tear-gassed when he was protesting with his friends Minibus drivers.

    • Actually Taxman’s question deserves an answer from the editor. In this day and age of the internet a web publication should not be telling us news that happened YESTERDAY. They should tell us whats happening when it happens. The yesterday thing is for print media

  1. Pf plice drunk n drugged are now resorting to beating minibus drivers, pf cadres grab farm frm owner (Muvitv) , pf cadres block n beat up mmd in kanyama,(pf znbc), rioting minbus/taxis drivers on the CB running battle with pf plice are ranging. Chaos under Pf regime headed by hyenas in the animal farm!

  2. The big worry is that the PF regime under Mr Sata is dangerous and will try to intimidate and silence the citizens by shooting and killing everyone in sight, that’s what all dictators do.

  3. no sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! if u punks want to lose 2016 play with mealie meal and fuel prices.And for RBs persecusion and the ARRESTS,OK fine go ahead but {do unto others as you like them to do unto you}BUFI fya BUFI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. REDUCE the MEALIE MEAL and FUEL prices to gain our SUPPORT .I fill sad witnessing my VOTE sinking in the river!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT kind of JOBS were u promising employing pipo like Munkombwe the OLD!!!OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OLD !!!!!!!!!!!!! and OOOOOOLD man {sir Mr President,WHAT BENEFIT DO U EXPECT FROM YOUR OLD EMPLOYEES??? NOTHING APART FROM WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. LT why have you erased my ealier comments? I saw them they were published. Is it coz I said Viva Buchu, Teach those untamed misbehaving bus drivers a bitter lesson so that they learn to behave on roads? LT , are you also becoming like watchdog which ban people who say some thing different from their resolve to discredited the government, You have disappointed me LT.

  6. Come 2016,we would have forgotten all these happened. We zambians forget easily, just like we have forgotten that rb killed people in western province.we are zambians, we forgive and forget…and the next 3 yrs is enough for this to happen

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