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President Lungu replaces Stella Libongani with New Police Chief

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President Edgar Lungu has replaced Inspector-General Stella Libongani with a new Police Chief.

In a statement made available to the media by his special assistant for Press and public relations, Mrs Libongani has been replaced with he Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Administration) Kakoma Kanganja.

The President has re-deployed Mrs. Stella Libongani w into the Foreign Service as High Commissioner to Canada.

Below is the full statement

PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW POLICE CHIEF

LUSAKA (Monday, December 7, 2015) — His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, has appointed Mr. Kakoma Kanganja as Inspector-General of Police taking over from Mrs. Stella Libongani who has been re-deployed into the Foreign Service as High Commissioner to Canada.

Mr. Kanganja was until his appointment, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Administration), a position that has been taken over by Mr. Eugene Sibote, who has risen from his position as Police Commissioner for Eastern Province.

The President has also appointed Mr. Wilfred Kopa Muma from the Judiciary, as Commissioner of Lands.

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Issued by:

Amos Chanda
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

79 COMMENTS

  1. Everthing including rubbish is sent to diplomatic service and you complain that they’re not doing a good job…surely why reward incompetence? Anyway Lazy Lungu wouldn’t survive a month in any modern day corporation.

    • Finally the evil police chief has been binned. We wait to see what happens to Kanganja.

      Any way nothing much will change as he will still be the puppet of the PF regime.

    • What a blunder by Edgar. Estella was representing women well. Ine Edgar nampesha amano.
      Red Arrows, Green buffalo, Green Eagles all should be prepared for new bosses.

    • No change there, it will just be another zombie to replace her. Lungu has sucked life out of her, depleted her of her professional integrity and disposed her off. I hope she’ll now have time to reflect on her accomplishments -if any. She’s one of the useless IGs I’ve known in my life.

    • @Msana Wanzili
      Surely what can you expect from an solely individual handpicked by Old man Sata….look what mediocrity he left us with in State House before went to London on a “medical check up” on a one way ticket!!

    • @Nostradamus
      Ku Canada! Was that not supposed to be Dr Nevers Mumba’s post?,,.. Awe shi Tasila abifya! Where wil the Dr go now??

    • Mmmmh, iyo kwena ba Jay Jay mwalikaba…..its coming out like Lungu’s misrule has really affected you the most. Together with Wanzelu one could almost think nimwebo mwayumfwa saana hardship under Lungu more than the rest of the entire Zambian population.

    • You will notice that I don’t comment much these days! Basically I am fed up with the childish behaviour we witness on a daily basis in Zambia. I don’t know whether I can relate to being Zambian any more, I think the Zambia I knew, the one I can relate to as changed, people like Lungu are not Zambians, Zambians don’t do things like that.
      I hope that you remove these imposter and put in people who will restore the meaning of ‘The Noble Eagle’. People like madam Nawakwi, Chipimo, Kachema, you know sensible people, smart people indeed real Zambians.
      I hope that when you do, I will again feel a sense of pride to declare that I am Zambian, a little civilized piece of land in Africa, you know like the way we used to be, civilised people.
      For now, I am reviewing my options, I hope that…

    • *correction*
      @Msana Wanzili
      Surely what can you expect from an individual solely handpicked by Old man Sata himself….look what mediocrity he left us with in State House before he went to London for a “medical check up” on a one way ticket!!

    • @Seasoned Engineer
      Lazy Lungu is one utterly incompetent useless individual who was chosen and placed there in State House as a tool for corruption…Lungu worked with Stellar Libongani when he was in Home Affairs as minister and now as President how long do you need to see that someone is not fit for the job 12 months? Only a useless individual can not see another useless person!!

    • Seasoned Engineer, your attitude, is the reason Zambia is in the crap that it’s in!! Thinking its okay as it isn’t only you suffering but many others!! Change will only happen when people learn NOT TO TOLERATE CRAP – People in Zed seem to believe that their existence is a charitable act, courteous of the party in power – IT ISN’T, EVERYONE should take their representatives such as MP’s to task – when they come to tell you lies, stone them, they will go back & tell their “supreme leader” that bosses, infintu fya lungula!!!

    • Oil tumbled today to $37.88 a barrel……$37.88 a barrel, that is the second-lowest level since February 2009, lowest in 7 years…why can’t our people enjoy these low prices as its global? The selfsame incompetent empty tins like Lazy Lungu and Co expect us to lie about the sheer shambles created by them when abroad….Zambian economy has been mismanaged everywhere and we are all going to pay for this recklessness by a few empty tins.

    • Libongani go back to your husband. He is very forgiving.

      You should have known that job is never permanent. You can be hired, fired & retired at the whims of the appointing authority. In fact you should be grateful to Edgar for maintaining you & your fellow commanders Mihova, Chimense, ZNS’ Mulenga & the one at intelligence cos when Presidency changes the top commanders also always change. After all PF is other people’s party & you are an outsider – not part of the Presidential cabal.

      Next on the line is Mihova who forgot where he comes from by ensuring ECL is installed at the expense of HH. Finally its Bo Inonge to go despite chairing those dubious night meetings to ensure ECL is forcefully installed. But alas, she too is not part of the Presidential cabal. Guy Scott tried…

    • Guy Scott tried hard to bring normality to the Presidency messed up by BaSata but you commanders overwhelmed him. Now dance to the jig of disappointment.

      Last men standing will be Chimense, ZNS’s Mulenga & the one at intelligence for the sake of ECL maintaining his Northern Axis Of Power for 2016. After 2016 if he wins it will be total Wako Ni Wako as never seen before. After all Ba Sata surrounded himself with his Bisa tribes men.

      And the winner in this battles —–RB, RB, RB!!!!

  2. Until competence becomes the basis for all key appointments in parastatals and the civil service, this country will not develop. Trust me!

    • This is the selfsame reason this country is wallowing in utter disgraceful mediocrity in leadership from top in State House to the bottom at ward councillor level.

  3. Congratulations. You get to deny human rights abuse at an international level while accepting freedom of speech is not available when one must be diplomatic. Oh but you guys are used to curbing speaking freely… so win-win.

    • It’s like trying to teach an old donkey to become a show horse overnight …it’s laughable…it’s cheaper simply paying her off!

  4. Go to Canada Libongani then come back to stand as President of PF next year, 2016, to become presidential candidate. Don’t worry sis you are on the way to Plot one via Canada. That’s the route Nevers Mumba has taken even if he has not arrived yet, assuming he will.

  5. If anyone thinks the new IG will be any different, wait and see. The puppet masters are the same and as we approach 2016, the abuses will turn more sinister.

  6. Ms. Libongani’s statement on the Post Newspaper shooting was so unprofessional and highly laughable. She completely became vulnerable to a dismissal as that was a very high level of incompetence. In fact, I suspect, like I said, she was conflicted between professionalism and her relationship to M’membe.

  7. UPND CADRES THIS LADY WAS FAIR YOU CANT COMPARE TO THOSE PEOPLE YOU CALLED BY~ AIR. THIS TIME YOUR PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE STOPPED DOBO. YOUR CADRES CAN BEAT PEOPLE AT WILL IN THE NAME OF PF AND THEY GO UNTOUCHED. YOUR HH HAS BEEN ENTERING STATE HOUSE,ZNBC,OP, POLICE,NAME IT, GET INFORMATION HE WANTS AND START AIRING WITHOUT CARE OR QUESTIONING. SHE WAS A MOTHER PIPO SHOULD JUST SAY THANKU YOU SHE DESERVES PROMOTION. BUT HOW WILL THIS NEW MAN BE? WILL HE SUPPORT HIS TRIBAL COUSIN HH? WILL HE START PROMOTING REGIONAL FRIENDS? IS HE GOING TO BE ROUGH? CADRES WAPYA BAISA SELELOKO WIMPUMISHA

    • Nobody was looking for a mother. We want a police officer not a mother. We know where to find mothers….at Catholic parish.

      Similarly, Esther Lungu is not our mother. She’s just a wife of a person who works for us. We call him president. Edgar is our Kapolo and Esther happens to be his wife.

      This mother/father crap ought to stop!

    • A high commissioner is way way below a police IG. The IG reports to the President while a high commissioner or ambassador is at the level of DPS or DC. So forget the country she’s going to, she’s been demoted & not promoted.

  8. We always tell these people to serve the people but they don’t listen, they serve politicians. Now she is thrown into foreign service which to our politicians is a dust bin for rejects. My condolences but you deserve it. Next puppet please!!!

  9. Looks like police service in Zambia is the most specialty profession for people from Eastern, Southern, Western eg Libongani, Kanganja, Jere, Kajoba, Siakalima, Sibote, Mumtemba, Sakala, Mbewe. The list is endless or maybe its my observation.

    • @Jay Jay am too good in my profession to be a police officer and I like what I do. By the way that was just an observation and not a complaint. Look at police high ranks in Zambia and come back to me with an ANSWER.

  10. I THINK IT’S WRONG FOR THE IG OF POLICE TO BE AT THE PRESIDENT’S WHIM. NO WONDER THE ROLE IS SO POLITICIZED AND UNPROFESSIONAL!!!

  11. I’ve always wondered what the term “Excellency” means in reference to African presidents. All I see is mediocrity and failure to deliver underpinned by deepening poverty! How can people who are responsible for such deep and widespread misery of their people be referred to as Excellent? What hypocrisy!

  12. Ex-service chiefs are ‘high value’ individuals who are at high risk of being recruited as agents for foreign secret service organisations. These people have valuable information that can be sold to the highest bidder, without DEC ever knowing. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I trust no one.

    • if we were Russia ,Turkey UK USA or australia i would agree with you. but we are zambia honestly what info would be of importance? even the syrian refugees refused to come to settle in maheba when asked, they said Naa, we headed to Germany, too much load shadding and bickering, those who didnt want to to go to europe just said we will stay.

    • Abena Saint, paranoia ika mipaya – you trust no one?? What is there to hide pa zed?? Secret deals of stealing public funds?? Kwati pali tu intelligence twa kufisa!!

  13. Now I know the quickest way to earn a dollar salary. Just say that a bullet is from a she-rifle chapwa dollar starts flowing

  14. Does this mean the former IG will get her police service benefits , am mindful that commissioners is a political job unlike diplomatic position which are civil servants . The pf should stop this trend of sending police officers in diplomatic mission as that’s not part of their career unless they are security attaches which is not the case with Stella and Brenda mutemba,

  15. She will stil be called to give evidence in court after 2016 elections for her role when UPND supporters on CB were teargased and beaten by PF police carders last months.

  16. People stop hating and give President Lungu a chance! I’m sick of all you UPND supporters who can’t see anything past HH. I am and MMDNOT PF but all I see is hatred like your arrogant leader. Edgar is an intelligent young lawyer who can become a good leader if only people can not listen to the hungry UPND junkies

  17. What’s Stella’s legacy? At worst zero, at best the first female IG. When everything else has been said & done we will only remember her for being the unruly cadre Charity Katanga’s boss. What a miss!

  18. A high commissioner is way way below a police IG. The IG reports to the President while a high commissioner or ambassador is at the level of DPS or DC. So forget the country she’s going to, she’s been demoted & not promoted.

  19. Let me start saying next to be burnt in hell is Never s Mumba preacher of lies nakanwa kalibendama ku bufi.
    Nevers repent for cocking up a big lie about Mutati being offered money by sinking clueless Lungu .
    U just want to tarnish his name coz u know he will wallop u when you go to Mulungushi .
    Learn to speak the truth .Don’t think Mutati can think so low to be this try and error so kod President .All the rubbish you posted on social media was created by the so called Fake man of God .
    Mutati has no intentions of being a laughing stock to be Jamesons friend too intelligent for it.
    Repent Nevers .Next to be appointed to Chawama foreign service is Jameson pakanwa bubi u know yoself.Stella Libongani serves u right the entire PF is rotten with dunderheads everywhere.

  20. Nevers Mumba repent for Lying about Mutations before you are burnt no tukondo fake pastor.So na Mrs try and error nao ku house state nibana pastor gaad ndeloleshafye .
    Lesa akayatukanda but

  21. NEVERS MUMBA MAN OF LYING NO WONDER THE MOUTH IS EVEN LOPSIDED KU BUFI .U COCKED UP A STORY ABOUT MUTATI THAT HAS BN PAID BY TRY AND ERROR MASTER IN STATEGOUSE REPENT BWANA .MUTATI CANT THINK SO LOW U ARE SO SCARED OF HIM BA PASTOR MUMBA .NEVER CAN MUTATI JOIN THE CLUELESS TRY AND TEKA ZAMBIA WITH HIS DULL MINISTERS .NEXT TO GO TO CHAWAMA FOREIGN SERVICE IS MR TRY AND ERROR JAMESON PAKANWA PABI .JAMESON RETIRE SIR TO SERVE U RESPECT.

  22. Nevers pastor stop the lies about Mutati.
    Please ba Nevers Mutati can’t think so low to join the Sinking boat.

  23. Ester is confusing Philanthropy with Corporate Citizenship. KCM`s benevolent acts are part of their desire to promote the welfare of other; but social responsibility, on-the-other-hand relates to the extent to which KCM`s employees go in meeting shareholder expectations. Therefore, the confusion is not surprising because Ester has not spent a day in a tertiary education class

    • Your envy will kill you. Ester is not what you think. Ask from others if you do not know.
      So far is doing a better job than some former first ladies who formed NGOS and siphoned money meant to serve the poor into their hand bags.

  24. Zambians missed an opportunity in this so called constitution-making process. They should have demanded that the post of Police Inspector General be elective and candidates should present manifestos to citizens and subject themselves to electoral vetting every 4 years. This way any biased and blatantly incompetent cadre in the IG’s flamboyant uniform could easily be sorted out…by votes of course. That said, Libongani zamaya hande uyoca ni kunwa nimakuwa.

  25. Stella & Kasai katanga have been the most useless women police officers Zambia has ever known. Stella does not deserve to go into foreign service where there is freedom of human rights. How i wish Zambians in Canada would be like the Zimbos protest peacefully at the Zambian office there once a week and demand for her to be returned back to Zambia. although her transfer is seen as a demotion,she is going to get paid in dollars and she’ll return to Zambia more richer plus she’ll be making her own crooked deals.

  26. Better of with ECL than some one who advised the state to sale the then ZCCM with a song and got cuts at the age of 53 he is so rich ………………….

  27. Stella Libongani was removed by lungu as IG not because she incompetent .The reason Lungu has fired Libongani is simply because he can not trust her especially that we are descending towards the general election.Lungu wants to hire a IG who will have a tight fist on his political opponents .Libongani was not trusted because is Lozi and that HH was his elder in the church.This new IG will the worst because Lungu will try to force him to arrest ,intimidate even to kill political competitors.Kanganja is a traitor and he has sold her boss.Libongani was not saint ,but was a good person,she was just used like a condom but when it come to assassinate HH she refused,hence she was fired.

    • @ Sido Mark, you are a Hopeless Dreamer assassinate HH for what? am better off killing a mosquito than the harmless ”HH” who is heading for SIXth electral defeat.

    • Assassinate HH? What kind of deluded conspiracy theory is this! A republican President instructs the Inspector General of Police to ‘assassinate’ a private citizen – not even in a poorly written spy fiction novel is this stupidity plausible! Some of you guys should pause sometimes and take stock of your blind loyalties, if not sycophancy, and examine what you really want.

      You accuse everyone else of mediocrity but then look at your sorry selves, pathetic to say the least..

      Everyone with a keen eye will observe that the mediocrity on these boards knows no boundaries!

    • Tribalists like you see tribe in everything! You can accuse Edgar of firing anyone on tribal lines, the man has changed things a lot in that area. Late Sata yes, was hard core tribalist.
      Stella exposed her incompetence when giving a report about the shooting at post newspapers!!!! that was the worse report I have ever heard from any police officer in the world. Its either she was protecting Fred M’membe or she is down right a very incompetent person!!!

  28. We shall continue to monitor the events in our country as they come.Our eyes will be always wide open and eyes will not blink.Our resolve to protect president HH come rain or sun shine.We are well trained and with the grace of Jehova HH will file his nomination papers and will vote together with the rest of Zambians in 2016.We shall leave no stone un turned ,we shall ensure he is sworn in there after we shall say amen.

  29. Currently we are studying the voter registration process and we shall soon issue a statement that my alarm the nation and we shall proceed to court if need be to thwart the criminal syndicate which PF has planted in order to rig the election.

  30. This is what happens when a professional fails to observe professionalism in their work and victimises innocent individuals like Masebo and sometimes without consent from their superiors.

    Good luck in your new role if at all you will be posted as you have just been promised from your boss of this development. Until you get on the plane to Canada, you are doomed.

  31. New IG Kanganja please stop the unproductive corrupt road blocks by the so called Traffic police. They are just a bunch of thieves who knock off with sacks of money going into their pockets everyday after road blocks.

  32. @Sido Mark, if Limbogani was a good person, she should have come up forcefully and told her PF cadres to stop harassing the opposition including her so called elder HH.

  33. Isn’t she the one who called a bullet fired from an AK47 rifle at the post news papers as being non lethal? If she’s the one then, she does not deserve to be IG anymore because she’s too damn for that job.

  34. Little I know of the New IG Kanganja is that he is a true professional and hardly intimidated by the power that be. The former Registrar of Societies will no doubt bring order that was left by Dr Martin Malama, the immediate predecessor of Limbogani (very useless IG that Zambia has ever had and all in the name of feminine equality – nothing wrong with equality but should be for deserving people. All the best Kakoma Kanganja

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