PF Cadres trying to stop the looting of Rwandese Refugees owned shops
PF Cadres trying to stop the looting of Rwandese Refugees owned shops

The Rwanda High Commission in Lusaka has commended the Zambia Police Service for its swift action against perpetrators of violent attacks on Rwandese nationals in Zambia.

Charge d’affaires at the Rwanda High Commission in Lusaka Abel Buhungu said the Embassy is satisfied with the actions by police.

“We are happy with the quick Police response to the attacks apparently targeted at our nationals and their properties by the Police. We are also satisfied that there has been increased deployment of police presence even in areas not affected yesterday,” Mr. Buhungu said.

Mr. Buhungu has also called on his nationals to take precautions and exercise patience as authorities where dealing with the matter.

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees says it is deeply saddened by the attacks on foreigners, including refugees and former refugees in Lusaka.

UNHCR’s Representative in Zambia Laura Lo Castro has also commended the response made by the Zambian authorities and police to try to contain the violence and encourages them to continue with their efforts to restore calm in the affected areas and to ensure police presence to protect all persons, including foreigners and refugees.

Ms. Laura Lo Castro said UNHCR welcomes the official statement given by the Honourable Davis Mwila, Minister of Home Affairs, on Monday 18 April in the evening, calling for calm and all perpetrators of the violence against the foreigners not to take the law in their own hands, but let law enforcement agencies handle the investigations.

“Many refugees have called UNHCR sharing their fears and information about loss of property. We would like to urge Zambians to continue maintaining the unblemished high reputation, respected by the international community, of being hospitable to foreigners, including refugees,” she said.

Ms. Laura Lo Castro said UNHCR also urges all foreigners and refugees to abide by the laws of the country, and live in continued harmony with the host community.

She said all persons residing in Zambia, refugees, foreigners and nationals should act responsibly and avoid violence at all cost.

“It is very concerning and sad to hear these news of violence against brothers and sisters of nearby countries.   While we appreciate the efforts made so far, UNHCR is calling on the government to continue to do all it can to prevent any future incidents. Zambia should remain a harbour of peace and respect for the principle of Ubuntu” she said.

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    • Seriously that is your intelligent observation? Politicize a sad episode and blemish to our national pride?

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    • The police are busy frustrating opposition parties instead of fighting crime.. expecting a poorly paid police officer to fight crime instead of paving way for it is absurd…Just like an anti-corruption officer to be “anti-“, must be well paid, otherwise he will be “Pro”…Two police officers have been identified after removing uniform to loot cooking oil and mealie-meal…There you have it fokes…Be shape next time and vote credible leaders, not those bunches of drunkards and fosils, chimps and all sorts od wildlife in PF.

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    • IT’S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY CITIZEN TO PROMOTE FOR PEACE AND STOP VIOLENCE> KUDOS TO PF CADRES. WE CANT WAIT FOR THE POLICE WHO USSUALY ALWAYS COMES LATE.

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    • MEANWHILE HH WAS PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH KIDS IN BAULENI AND AFTERWARDS WENT ON FACEBOOK TO TELL “FACEBOOKERS” TO STOP XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS AS IF IT WAS CYBER XENOPHOBIA.

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    • Telltale signs of what is to come. I think there`s misapplication of the phrase “Xenophobic attacks”. Its not. The shops are being looted because owners suspected of ritual murders, and not because they`re Rwandese. Most of the foreigners have lived peacefully in those communities for decades.

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    • Why is Lungu mute on these xenophobic attacks? I expected Lungu to come back to the Lusaka at this crucial time when his capital in on fire.

      I strongly suspect the murders are carried out by criminals Lungu released on our streets.

      Xenophobia is unZambian and I encourage well meaning Zambians irrespective of political affiliation to organise a protest march against this ugly monster Xenophobia before its get out of hand affect Zimbabweans living in Zambia because Zambians will be passing through Zimbabwe to South Africa very soon.

      ZNBC and all media outlets should join efforts to condemn this evil vice on the brink of tarnishing Zambia. If left unchecked, Zambia will burn split up into different parts.

      Chagwa must fall.

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    • @ New UPND (lol)

      What a piece of unadulterated smelling pig sheeeeet.
      Why don’t ask the leader of same old plunderers federation and his globetrotting geriatric deputy why deafening silence?

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    • The problem with most commentators on LT is that you rush into putting a negatives on comments before reading and analyzing, we all know that only the police are trained on how to control crowds, now for caders to take up that role that could be a recipe for disaster, just think critically of a situation where an overzealous caders over steps the boundary, a rioting citizen gets injured or even worse….. The chances of these guys stopping their looting rituals will be higher and set their eyes on a new enemy, let the police handle this and let every cader remain a cader not a crowd controller.

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    • Party politics don’t matter when dealing with a thing like this. Whoever comes to the aid of these defenseless brothers and sisters is to be commended, regardless of Party affiliation. So your” lawless pf cadres” label seems out of place.

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    • Surely where is the Lazy Bum Edgar ..riots are in the city and he can not show host a press conference.

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    • @Vision 2020.

      Under PF Zambua is a failed state and you know it. LUNGU is decampaigning himself by continuosly campaigning at the time when the capital is on fire. Is he so scared of UPND that he is constantly campaigning non stop. LUNGU A zagwa futi before elections because of panicking.

      Lungus police captured people but because most of them are the criminals lungu released and belong to PF police have been told to hide their identity.

      For your info If I must comment I do so under my pseudonym so every one can know its me. I change letters and remove vowels to make sure LT fails to block me as it is trying hard to so nowadays under Lungu s instructions.

      I still maintain Lungi must fall.

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    • It is all to do with njala. Zambia we need to fight poverty through the ballot box, otherwise we are headed for hard times. PF solve the energy crisis so the industries can operate optimally again.

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  1. Zambia is a peaceful nation a few disgusted element in our society are tarnishing the image of the country. Police must deal with these elements severely.

    Stop the xenophobic attacks

    One Zambia one nation!

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    • This is what happens when lawlessness takes center stage….. This is not about PF and UPND but to every citizen. When such things happens there is neither PF nor UPND but the entire community speaks in one voice. There is something wrong in our country… Look at the “ritual” killings, road accidents day in day out….. Political cadres killing each other (Grazier Matapa)…. political cadres hacking their colleagues (Mongu airport) in full view of the police, our mothers being undressed (Youth day) in full view of the people who are supposed to be protecting us (Police)…. MP’s almost fighting in Parley (Mweetwa and Shakas) etc. One thing is true, we are lacking proper leadership from the powers that be. Enough of these mediocrity from us Zambians and all our leaders, we just have…

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  2. The panga family using the weapons they knows best pretending to stop the looters while looting the shops themselves. Sis at these thugs.

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    • Divide and rule/divide and conquer.

      I’m looking forward to find out who is really behind these riots/actions/demonstrations.

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    • ALERT!!! This fake Rwandan !diot above is non other than a ZWD/ UPND cadre AKA Wanzelu, he is using several names his IP address is the same as wNzelu, LSK Times please ban this Hate Speech commentator.

      Fellow bloggers do you see why we condemn ZWD/ UPND? They are so low in thinking that they would even orchestrate an online rant where they wish death on other people..

      Wanzelu and ZWD are truelly S.a.t.a.n.i.s.t.s. And only a blind f.oo.l will fail to see that they mean only evil and destruction. UPND you know how to decampaign yourselves !diots.
      2016 ECL nafuti

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  3. these tustsi Rwandans working in embassy in Lusaka HAVE GIVEN MORE MONEY TO ZAMBIANS inorder to kill hutus. Now they are happy after having killed innocent hutus? Rwandan Tutsi are crook:DO NOT TRUST THEM because what happened was caused by PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME who wanted to wipe our all hutus

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    • @ Wanzelu you lying child of Satan..all of these lies and trouble you want to cause for what ends?? Stop pretending to be a Rwandan blogger you numbskull..

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  4. From training malitias to xenophobic attacks i wonder what their achievements will be. Getting into statehouse

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  5. Kill all Rwandese people: kill them and take their shops.This is our land BUT THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL OF OUR LAND

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    • @ fake Lungu stop pretending to be another blogger ..you are the same ZWD/ UPND logger pretending to be a Rwandan..hopeless demon possessed trouble maker, this is why some of us will never see UPND as a party fit to lead Zambia you are filled with evil, desperate, bitter, vindictive animals not fit to even be called an animal because an animal doesnt behave the way you wanzelu and your evil cohorts do. Hopeless chaps!
      You are really the United Party for National Destruction

      2016 ECL nafuti

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  6. ?ts now clear that majority of Zambians can’t afford the ever increasing high cost of living hence looting to make ends meet. How can a few incidents that happened in George township spread every shanty compound in a city? PF police are so fast to cancel or to deploy hundreds of cops to deny HH from speaking to his peaceful supporters and yet we have a lot of criminals moving freely in our streets. Shame PF

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    • It is a shame how some Zambians find it easy to politicise such an unfortunate occurrence. All @ justifying a political agenda? You know the route cause is the ritual murders. Now you want to connect it to some theory of Zambians dying because of hunger in compounds as a justification so that the rioting and looting finds a new reason to continue. Then you are are happy because this is similar to 1991 food riots so that your preferred candidate can then say look. How cheap can is that! Zambians are not xenophobic & peace will soon prevail. God bless our Christian nation.

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    • Spot on. They`re quick to go after opposition but failing to deal with high crime rate in Lusaka.

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  7. All ZAMBIANS are lazy . They never work and rely on stealing? It is a shame!! If I can find or meet any Zambian,then I will kill them

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    • This is how you hutu extremists started the genocide in your country. That is why we support Paul kigame.
      We zambians can see you posting using diffetent names

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    • @Chino wa noko AKA Wanzelu / ZWD/ UPND blogger stop the Hate Speech you cretin, child of Satan. Stop pretending to be another blogger you lying cowardly scum bag that wants to start trouble for your own ends.. Hopeless cretin may God punish you accordingly you son of the devil.

      2016 ECL nafuti

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  8. At this point in time i urge the unhcf and rwandese embasy to repatrety all rwandese back to their country. Dont wait until the situation gets out of hand. All Hutus please pack and go!

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    • YES we PRESIDENT OF Rwanda,PAUL KAGAME want all these hutus Rwandese to come back home. I failed to kill them in LUSAKA now I can kill all of them if they arrive in RWANDA. Please help to flush out these hutus. OR KILL THESE RATS AND OCCUPY THEIR LANDS AND SHOPS

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    • YOU NEED TO KILL ALL THESE HUTUS AND occupy lands,shops ,houses and shag their wives

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    • CHINO CA NOKO. Do you realize that your statements can be classified as a serious crime? You’re committing a crime called “inciting violence,” and making terrorist threats, which is a violation of international law. Maybe you think you’re being clever and funny. But there’s nothing funny about what you’re saying. The flag on your username suggests that you’re somewhere in the UK. We can easily report you to Interpol and they’ll easily hunt you down. Or the UK can easily find you and bring you to justice. You’re the primitive backward thinking type that causes endless misery to Africa with your divisive attitude. So if you don’t stop your stupidity, we’ll have to notify the authorities and they’ll flush you out of whatever hole you’re hiding in.

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    • Sir Chino Ca Noko , shame on you stupid man !!! Your brain is full with demons and their evils !!! Even if you are a fan of Kagame, you are giving him bad service !!! ***** ypu are !!!

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  9. ITS HIGH TIME SOCIAL MEDIA SHOULD BE REGULATED IN ORDER TO DENY HATE SPEECH. BRAVO TO THE RWANDA EMBASSY FOR SUCH A MATURE RESPONSE. RWANDESE AND BURUNDIANS ARE BETTER TEACHERS WHEN IT COMES TO GENOCIDE AND HATE SPEECH THAN WE ZAMBIANS , LET THE SLEEPING DOGS LIE, BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW OR EXPERIENCED ATROCITIES. THE WORLD IS WATCHING US MIND YOU. THOSE YOU ARE ATTACKING ARE OUR FELLOW AFRICANS AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS, JUST PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR BOOTS. YOU MIGHT CAUSE A HEART ATTACK TO SUPER KENNY. I FELL THESE ARE JUST CRIMINALS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION.

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  10. First and foremost to the Police just as the Rwandan govt of HE Paul Kagame has stated well done ba ZP for containing this menace.
    Secondly to the our PF brothers and sisters on the ground that were ready to risk their own safty in an effort to help their brothers and sisters from Rwanda we say as fellow PF supporters a job well done and God’s reward will be his blessings that will be bestowed on you.

    The plans of Satan and his followers will not come to fruition in Zambia.

    PF is the sailing boat for all, Pabwato!!!

    2016 ECL nafuti

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    • Yes we support HE Paul kigame of Rwanda and the hutu extremist posting on this site can go and hang himself.

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    • @2020vision. You do not know God. He can not be fooled to work against the people. The apartheid regime said God favored them but Mandela knocked them out and forgave them. UNIP thought they were the chosen ones. They did not understand the seasons…You too should watch things carefully. God will not be on the same side as RB!

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    • When attempting to UNDERSTAND or THINK , please switch God given processor to ON.
      Still nothing?
      Let me help, who is in charge of the security of all PEOPLE (that includes foreigners) in Zambia?
      If you manage to answer that simple question, you will get answer you are asking “Mr.Dull.wat”

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  11. Buffling how you bloggers on LT want to politicize everything.This has nothing to do with PF or UPND.Get a life guys.Let’s try to be serious for once on matters of life.

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  12. To that dull Hutu extremist can you find another site to vomit your rubbish..hopeless cretin..as Zambians Paul Kagame is our ally and if I personally know some chap from Rwanda was involved in that genocide whether he is a refugee or not I won’t hesitate to bundle that cretin in a 25kg sack by air to the local ZP post. Careful mwana! As a Zambian I’m tolerant, forgiving, helpful but not a fool! And don’t threaten Zambians we are amongst the most professional soldiers in Africa. Zambian peace keeper soldiers saved many lives in Rwanda.

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  13. @voice of no reason..WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO LIE? When we tell you that you are filled with hate is that not true from your words? These young gallant PF cadres and even non politically affiliated Zambians that came to assist the Police show us regardless of political affiliation that Zambians are still there to help fellow Africans. This is a defeat of Satan’s plans and only followers of Satan will be angry to see Zambians helping the Police in this instance.

    I salute these young Zambians be they PF cadres or otherwise or helping a fellow African in dire need.

    2016 ECL nafuti

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  14. I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS REGULATED IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND RUSSIA. BECAUSE IF NOT CHECKED IT IS A BREEDING GROUND FOR HATE SPEECH AND A CONDUIT FOR CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, GENOCIDE. LET AS LEARN WHAT HAPPENED IN RWANDA IN 1994 MAYBE I SHOULD FORGIVE SOME OF YOU ,BY THAT TIME YOU WHERE STILL IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS. I HAPPEN TO HAD VISITED WAR TORN LIBERIA A FEW MONTHS AFTER THE CEASEFIRE AND WAR. SO I KNOW WHAT WAR CAN BRING SO STOP TEASING THE RWANDESE AND BURUNDIANS. ANY OF US CAN BE A REFUGE AT ANY GIVEN TIME ESPECIALLY DUE TO YOUR ROTTEN MOUTH FULL OF HATE SPEECH AND VIOLENT CULTURE BEING DEVELOPED AND SUPPORTED BY PEOPLE LIKE YOU. THIS IS NOT THE TIME AND PLATFORM FOR YOU USELESS CADRES WHEN WE ARE FACED WITH A VERY BIG PROBLEM WHICH NEEDS ALL OF US TO WORK…

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    • That’s the evil side of social media unfortunately its full of imbeciles, pardon my language, but that is what they are.

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  15. Telltale signs of what is to come. I think there`s misapplication of the phrase “Xenophobic attacks”. Its not. The shops are being looted because owners suspected of ritual murders, and not because they`re Rwandese. Most of the foreigners have lived peacefully in those communities for decades. .

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  16. DO YOUR MEAN IF ONE ZAMBIAN IS INVOLVED IN AN A ROBBERY LETS SAY IN TANZANIAN AS IT HAS BEEN THE CASE , THEN TANZANIANS SHOULD ATTACK ALL ZAMBIANS LIVING IN TANZANIA?

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    • According to the 1MBECILES, you are absolutely right. No shame what-so-ever. Total collapse of morality and law and order. What next? Scary thoughts!

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  17. DO YOUR MEAN IF ONE ZAMBIAN IS INVOLVED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY LETS SAY IN TANZANIAN AS IT HAS BEEN THE CASE , THEN TANZANIANS SHOULD ATTACK ALL ZAMBIANS LIVING IN TANZANIA?

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  18. ALERT…THE ***** PRETENDING TO BE A RWANDAN HUTU WITH THE THREATS IS NON OTHER THAN A ZWD/ UPND CADRE.. The IP address is identical to the same chap using the avator wNzelu..why am I not surprised..EVIL, EVIL hopeless cretins is what ZWD and UPND are. Why are you trying to incite violence you hopless thug? Wanzelu you evil cretin..you’ve come back after being banned by Lsk Times..your Hate inspired site ZWD is only for your fellow bitter UPND bloggers so you’ve opted to invade this one, Wanzelu you are a true child of satan..2020vision has spotted you, you hopeless cretin!

    2016 ECL nafuti

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  19. @ Real Namwanga don’t be conned the one writing all these comments is a ZWD/ UPND blogger..we know these chaps, they are desperate to cause trouble and anarchy. They are children of s.a.t.a.n everything they do is to fullfill their evil purposes. The chap wants to cause trouble don’t fall into his trap. All refugees are welcome in Zambia, we are ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION and Zambians have always taken care of their neighbours!

    2016 ECL nafuti

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    • Lungu is a spectacular failure as President. He has shown zero leadership in a time of crisis. No wonder he hates bakachema, the shepherds who rush out to defend their flocks and herds in crises. Lungu should be found from whichever bar he is sleeping under and hauled back to State House to lead Zambia until 11 August. We cannot have a country on autopilot for much longer.

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  20. Do these foreigner[ Rwandise ] have residence permit and work permit ?
    Where should the Refugee belong?
    Should Refugees do criminal activities?
    Do these Refugees pay Tax ??? i wonder!!
    Foreigner without proper documents most go !!!

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  21. I repeat
    Lungu is a spineless jelly knuckled headless chicken kuwe of a president who can’t lead a nation except into a crisis. His police force is too busy on political errands to fight crime. This looting and rioting will last as long as the thugs want because we have a toothless president and the thugs know it. You will soon see him at the showgrounds praying to god to stop the riots

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  22. Triste cette réaction de l’ambassade du Rwanda en ZAMBIE qui n’a fait l’objet d’aucune indignation de ces actes barbares et de vandalisme mais qui s’est plutôt contentée de féliciter la réaction de la police zambienne alors qu’il y a eu même des pertes en vies humaines. C’est dommage!

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  23. To all Zambian, I would like to say thank you for your hospitality, I know is not easy to host people from abroad, but you are the ones who helped them when they were in need and I think they still need your help, especially those who fled persecution in thier native countries, but also those one who came to look for better live in your country ( businessmen).For those who may be suspect of killing your beloved ones let invastigation finish and if he or they are guilt make them pay but don’t punish everyone ! It is not human to make pay all community a crime of one of them! You may be surprised to know who is behind all that trouble. So, Please don’t let your emotion take you in wrong way! Is not civilized ! and you are
    ternishing the big image of your country and I don’t think…

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  24. To all Zambians who are looters, I say you are a disgrace no difference to those who killed our innocent brothers and sisters in South Africa(though you haven’t killed). Th ritual murders/killings are still under investigations and police were making progress by being violent you have made it difficult for the police to wrap this up fast now their attention has been diverted to the so called riots when it’s plain stupidity, how can you lift a Zambia Bottlers Fridge(Coca-Cola) and take it to your home, utter nonsense what has the Zambia Bottlers property got to do with the killings. Most shops being vandalised do not even belong to the so called ritual killers they just rent them from Zambians who are not even insured, the same Zambian now has to re-build the shop at his/her own cost…

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  25. Lungu all the time looks like a lost chicken we can’t have a president who looks so helpless. He doesn’t inspire confidence. A president should tell a lie convincingly not like a puppy who knows he will soon be found out and given a whipping. I’m sure he is even scared of holding a press conference. I hope those monkeys will be there to pee on him when he decides to hold one

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  26. I am very upset and I don’t mind what some of you bloggers will say. We have lost our dear ones who were butchered, even an animal can not be killed like that. Our fellow Zambians in Zingalume are in pain and angry. They rioted because they don’t feel protected, loved or cared for by the government. The last two killings took place when the police were patrolling the area. We should have clean ups like in the Kaunda days. Our laws are very weak, any foreigner can come in. I wonder what the immigration department is doing. In other countries you can not move without finding immigration officers asking you for an ID. These same Rwandese are breeding very year in Zambia. There should be a law that limits foreigners to 2 children only. Soldiers have been deployed to quell the riots, why…

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  27. The phenomenon of xenophobia that occurred in South Africa a few years ago shocked the entire African Continent. But critical analysis of the xenophobia in South Africa revealed that the sad event was instigated by political hooligans who were linked to the thesis of frustrating the then incumbent President Mbeki. The attacks on foreigners was so carefully planned in that the events simultaneously occurred in several parts of South Africa. Attacks on foreigners in KwaZulu-Natal last year were clearly instigated by a traditional ruler. Xenophobia brought shame to most level-headed South Africans.

    In Zambia the Govt must dig deep to expose the instigators of violence in Lusaka. The investigation must examine the political implications locally and internationally. So far we salute the PF…

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  28. The perpetrators of riots must be arrested and punished for their barbaric actions which could bring shame to Zambia in the eyes of the world. We salute the PF cadres for demonstrating human civilization by assisting the Police to stem out such inhuman actions of looting by some primitive political parties.

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  29. I see a dark cloud in the Zambian nation being perpetuated by the spirit of lies and jealousy. Now I understand why lying is a demon. It was lying that led Jesus to be sent to the cross and it is lying which has led to violence in Zambia and the loss of innocent lives. The bible says the Father of lies is Satan and all people involved in spreading falsehood against our brothers being involved in ritual murders are agents of Satan. This thing is not new in Zambia. Earlier on we had riots in Mansa and Serenje where Zambian business people where being accused of using charms to be successful in business. The same hatred has no spread to foreign nationals. People do not believe in working hard. Every form of success is either tied to witchcraft or Satanism. This is because they are filled…

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  30. I see a dark cloud in the Zambian nation being perpetuated by the spirit of lies and jealousy. Now I understand why lying is a demon. It was lying that led Jesus to be sent to the cross and it is lying which has led to violence in Zambia and the loss of innocent lives. The bible says the Father of lies is Satan and all people involved in spreading falsehood against our brothers being involved in ritual murders are agents of Satan. This thing is not new in Zambia. Earlier on we had riots in Mansa and Serenje where Zambian business people where being accused of using charms to be successful in business. The same hatred has now spread to foreign nationals. People do not believe in working hard. Every form of success is either tied to witchcraft or Satanism. This is because they are filled…

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