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Masebo urges Kampasa residents to remain calm, to focus on the land allocated by ZNS and not to be misled by HH

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Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo has appealed to Kampasa residents to remain calm as government is working to address the land dispute.

Ms Masebo also urged the residents not to be misled by opposition leaders such as UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema who she accused of politicking the funeral of two people that were shot dead by Zambia National Service officers.Ms Masebo urged the affected residents to concentrate on the 50 hector land that the ZNS had provided for them and the additional 20 hector land allocated by prominent businessman Gallon.

Ms Masebo said this in a statement released by Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka district chairperson, Goodson Banda yesterday.

Mr Banda added that the ruling party was saddened by the behaviour of Mr Hichilema who he accused of wanting to gain political mileage during his visit at the funeral of the deceased residents.

He said the ruling party had learnt of the shooting to death of the two Kampasa residents with shock and appealed to law enforcement agencies to bring the culprits to book and that justice should prevail.

Meanwhile, the family of Pumulo Lungwangwa, one of the two people shot dead by the Zambia National Service (ZNS) officers in Kampasa Township on Friday, is calling for justice to prevail in the matter.

a six-year-old child Esnart Lungu went missing after the early morning raid by ZNS officers

 


And some of the affected families whose houses were demolished have appealed to Government to help them get back the Kampasa land.

Speaking in an interview at his Avondale extension home where the funeral of his 27-year-old slain younger brother is being held, Sepiso Lungwangwa said the family was still saddened and shocked at the killing of Pumulo.

Mr Lungwangwa said he reported the matter to Lusaka Central Police on Saturday and was assured that the matter would be pursued to its logical conclusion.

“The shooting was actually barbaric. There was no just cause (because) there was no criminal offence he (Pumulo) did. In short, he was shot in cold blood.

“The appeal to the highest authority is that the people who have done this let them also be punished so that it serves as a lesson to others,” Mr Lungwangwa said.

He said the family needed answers as to who allowed the ZNS officers to use live bullets to evict the squatters and why they used force when he was reliably informed that the victims were surrendering.

He called for cooperation from the people involved and appealed to Government to assist the bereaved families with funeral expenses.

Mr Lungwangwa was speaking shortly after Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo in the company of some Patriotic Front (PF) members visited the funeral house where she also provided assorted foodstuffs.

Ms Masebo and her entourage earlier visited the funeral house of Clement Mulongo, another one who was killed in the fracas, in Kampasa area.

And speaking in a separate interview, some of the evicted squatters bitterly complained about the brutal manner in which the ZNS officers conducted themselves.

The victims, who were found on the opposite side of the demolished structures as ZNS officers were seen guarding the area, accused the latter of stealing the chickens they left behind, adding that a six-year-old child Esnart Lungu had gone missing after the early morning raid.

The victims talked to included Emelia Nankonde, Chris Mumba, Joyce Nalwamba, Agrippa Silwamba, Harriet Chilembo and Julius Sikolongo, all of whom were currently squatting at other people’s homes and had fled the scene leaving their property behind.

“We were sleeping when they (ZNS officers) came around 04:00 hours, they burnt and demolished our houses as well as beating us, including little children. One of the children has since gone missing and has not been found yet,” the elderly Ms Nankonde said.

The Pumulo and Clement were shot dead in front of Ms Nankonde’s home. Derrick Nyirongo, the 45-year-old who was shot in the leg, said he was discharged from Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital on Saturday and put on medication.

35 COMMENTS

  1. Typical of Pf mentality, instead of condeming your cadres for attacking HH & demaging his property Masebo condems HH.

    • Why is the police not yet made any arrest so far. Does it mean they do not know where ZNS is. Supposing we say those were not ZNS fellows, but cadres sent by one of the chaps to evict those fellows and get that land for own benefit? I doubt if ZNS person can think like a police to open fire without instructions.

    • That particular land has been in dispute for a while. Masebo had struggle with Shamendo over it. ZNS is just being used, why arrest them. And no one can arrest Masebo, its a taboo to arrest a naked woman.

    • Masebo needs to be investigated if there has been a long standing dispute over this land. Just how much land do some politicians want to amass?

  2. masebo, masebo, masebo..my foot! am sure you and your son dichead Dick can be calm after a bloody shot out with live amino…ka!
    Why dont you just declare your interest on the kampasa land??

  3. How does HH come in, he was just a mourner like any other person. He must be giving PF a head ache, he is ahead in thought!

  4. victimization leads to fear and fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate and hate leads to uprising and death. We have now reached the anger and hate stage seen from these people. Alas is start finger pointing at individuals than to see the best way to calm the issue.
    I am very disappointed with comments from Maseu.
    “You only like us during voting” if you give guns to one of these men and women are now capable of shooting anyone they hate including govt offices.
    These is war at stake. Where is the president they say and that is what we having being saying. Surely Sata needs to make a statement now or never.’
    I rest may case

  5. This is extremely touching “I am deeply troubled”. Surely human beings are not respected in this government. Besides I see no reason why HH should be brought into this. You are simply campaigning for him. The Victim has called for the president to be seen!!!!

  6. Masebo idio-ncy, you shoulld have thanked HH for being one of the mourners who attended the funeral our brothers who were brutally killed for commiting no crime.

  7. Where is the Minister of Lands and Defence in all this matter! I dont see i can stand listening to this Soli wanabe!

  8. Iwe Chi Sata, make a f.u.ck.king statement now instead of letting this bit.chh Masebo yap. Don’t just keep quiet you old foool, people want to hear you condemning such acts of violence against defenseless people. Even though they were throwing stones which these murderous officers claim, you don’t retaliate by using live ammo. What a pathetic leader we have in office who only cares for himself and family. I am sorry for the language guys but I am so angry with this government.

  9. What are you, Masebo saying about the murders and the thugs who attacked mourners and damaged their property?
    Masebo you really suck!!!

  10. This is deeply worrying. This is how you turn a peaceful people into violent people. This is wrong. Very wrong. I am truly lost for words. Hats off ba LT and the reporters for the video clip, because you will not be accused of making the story up. These are facts. Truly shocking.

  11. Violence bleeds violence.If the pathetic fools (pf) have chosen that route so be it.
    You behave as if you will rule forever.Be reminded that the perpetrators of the genocide of the 6 million Jews are being pursued to this day.
    If you are trigger happy ask for deployment to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban or to Nigeria and fight Boko Haram.
    We will make sure that such cases are investigated thoroughly.There was no reason absolutely of killing unarmed civilians in cold blood however provoked.YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

  12. Violence bleeds violence.If the PATHETIC F.O.O.L.S (pf) have chosen that route so be it.
    You behave as if you will rule forever.Be reminded that the perpetrators of the genocide of the 6 million Jews are being pursued to this day.
    If you are trigger happy ask for deployment to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban or to Nigeria and fight Boko Haram.
    We will make sure that such cases are investigated thoroughly.There was no reason absolutely of killing unarmed civilians in cold blood however provoked.YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

  13. Masebo, you are seriously ill my dear! Do you have rocks for a brain? Every Zambian is free to go and mourn fellow citizens who are killed by agents of the State. This is not the first time your PF is ranting rubbish over bodies of the dead. You did the same over the road traffic victims in Luangwa. Why do you like fighting over the dead? Honestly, there’s something very dark about you PF people. Masebo you and your party are criminally insane! Puking!

  14. President Sata must show leadership and speak about these murders and violence perpetrated by PF cadres. Why is he silent? Is he telling us that he supports violence?

  15. Where is the President? The absentee president was in Feira campaigning for a by-election and I don’t what it would take for Sata to address the nation via a press conference.

  16. Why is the police not yet made any arrest so far. Does it mean they do not know where ZNS is. Supposing we say those were not ZNS fellows, but cadres sent by one of the chaps to evict those fellows and get that land for own benefit? I doubt if ZNS person can think like a police to open fire without instructions.

  17. It is st upidity of the worst kind to blame the gvt and in the President for the criminality of those unprofessional zns workers.That’s why lawlessness must not be tolareted in anyway to avoid such incidences

  18. why should HH be accused? what has he done? is it wrong for HH to mourn? Who is Masebo to stop people from mourning the dead that she indirectly caused to be killed? questions are numerous……………..

  19. This clip moved me to tears and I could not stop crying for hours ! Take a look at Masebo’s picture and how smug she looks as she accuses HH of politicking at the funeral house !! I wish that B…. all the worse things that can ever happen to a woman onto her head !!! May she see NO PEACE in her life from today onwards !!! May her descendants suffer at the hands of others always !!! May she DIE A PAINFUL DEATH, just like the ones she has killed in recent times !!!!! May she die suffering and screaming !!!! She is living by the sword, because of her love for power, LET HER DIE BY THE SWORD !!!!

  20. Osmore needs to be shot in his ass no heart for the defenseless
    And who is charge of ZNS. Government. Who gave them guns
    Government

  21. This is a case of being trigger happy by the military. There should be a military tribunal or a court martial.

  22. remember this masebo…when LPM pass on, instead of mourning she cried just as if she was the actual widow (Mukamfwilwa) she even fainted an indication that she was not crying because LMP was dead but that type of crying was inlight of the loss of her position as local govt minister due to the demise of the appointing authority.This how hypocritical Masebo is..only time will tell and history will repeat itself.on muvi tv she was braging that she is not that cheap…the question is who masebo anyway? The answer is she just a servant of the people (Kaboi wakubombela abantu baku chongwe) that’s how cheap she is.

  23. Dear Osmore, what are you trying to say here? That the buck should stop at the Soldiers who have been given live ammunition and given orders to carry out a task? Your vain attempt to exonerate Govt from these despicable unlawful killings is what is actually st upidity of the worst kind. Armed Govt Soldiers shot these unarmed Zambians dead. So Govt is FULLY responsible. And of course, the buck stops at the Commander-in-Chief. Period.

  24. All peace loving Zambians must as a duty not ignore the recent killing of fellow Zambins in Zambia by ZNS soldiers. That is how it started in Uganda. The most important pressing issue is the killing of the 2 squaters in Chongwe. Our security officers should not kill fellow Zambians who are not criminals or terrorists. They should protect all Zambians. A lesson must be punished. It starts with their commanders being relieved of duty and employment to sending the ZNS chaps who did the actual shooting to prison for life. That way that not happen again. To me this is first priority. Also talk about compesation to the widows or families. Government must be fair and responsible. If it was here the ministers of defence or home affairs were going to resign as a show of solidarity with the grieved.

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