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President Lungu mourns shot victims

General News President Lungu mourns shot victims

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President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the shooting to death of a Grade seven pupil of Nahumba Primary School Gift Silungwe aged 15, and business executive Jose Kambeu popularly called ‘Panado’ of Choma.

The duo were shot to death in unclear circumstances and the Police have since launched investigations in the matter.

Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu who delivered the messages of condolences on behalf of the President Lungu to the bereaved families in Chandamali Township in Choma said government was saddened in manner the duo were killed.

“ On behalf of President Edgar Lungu I would like to send a message of condolences to the bereaved families on the death of your relatives who were killed by the gun man, May the Good Lord comfort you during
this trying moment,” he said.

He appealed to the police to quickly investigate the matter so that the gunman faces the law.

Government also donated some food stuffs and also bags of mealie meal to both families to assist them during the funeral gathering.

Mr Mubukwanu was accompanied by Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba and other government staff from the provincial administration.

Southern Province Police Commissioner Godwin Phiri, who confirmed the shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening around 20:00 hours said Mr Kambeu 48, was shot by an unknown person.

Mr Phiri said the same person went on to shoot Silungwe 15, in the chest who was outside house in Chandamali area.

“In the same compound one male juvenile was shot in the chest in unclear circumstances, he was pronounced dead upon reaching the hospital,” he said.

He said no arrests had been made and the police have launched investigations in the matter.
Some eye witnesses claimed the gun man was dressed in military attire.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Since you became a president only violence and poverty has improved. 11 August we are sending you back to where you belong and that’s the shambles of chawama bars.

    • It’s a Upnd militia member. That kambeu was on top of things and commanding the entire constituency to vote for Pf.

    • These PF, they should ask for help from Kaizer, Davies Chama, Shakafuswa, all those Edgar friends have experiences at shooting people.

    • Even in 2015 you and your fellow failures kept mumbling and talking same rhetoric and bigotry but ECL triumphed. HH lost and will happen 2016.
      HH blind followers think 2015 numbers were a popularity test for him. You forget simple facts that voter turnout was 33% average but 95% in Southern province. That is why 2016 voter register shows Sountern province having 17% of voters beating Northern, Luapula and Eastern so that hh wins on voter turnout.
      Bringing into HH team, haters of ECL like Kilometer, Sikoti, maroads masebo gbm will not make hh win 2016 election. Be prepared for an excruciating defeat. Zambians have already decided. KATEKA is already known, UMUNTU (human( NOT ANIMAL (HH), is already known, NI LUNGU.

    • Just Because GBM donated food and attended a funeral in the CB and was in the media, looks like PF also decided to create funerals for the publicity.

    • Whichever way, HH made a self-inflicting pain.
      He has dribbled himself from continuing with his political career.
      HH’s political career has been deeply challenged, because after losing in August 2016 he will be forced to retire from active politics by the ‘guys’ or is he going to accept to be a mere UPND member, or at least a member of the NEC?
      Let us assume that in the unlikely even he won the election (forgive me for assuming the impossible), GBM would be a thorn in HH’s flesh – take it or leave it. GBM would have a constitutional mandate just like HH, and HH will have no powers to fire him. Those who know GBM will tell you, that HH’s would not be easy.

    • You may not like what I have said but that matters little the point is that, whichever way, HH’s career has taken a self-inflicted challenge because of greed – the hunger and thirsty for State House.

  2. It must be Genuine UPND members that are annoyed over HH sidelining them after working so so hard since Mazoka only for HH to pick his 300 Kg fellow tycoon.

  3. Sad it came to this but pando was famous for climbing peoples wives this could be a passionate execution also he was a staunch supporter of MMD much to the annoyance of certain quarters…

  4. Question. of all funerals that have happened, why only choose this one to convey presidential condolences?

  5. Come 11th August we are voting you back to state house Edgar lungu because of the developments. But those who don’t see the development will vote for an animal. Umuntu ni lungu.

  6. If the Post newspaper story for last week is true, then the PF leadership should sort out the Cartel which is mismanaging govt infrastructure funds to fatten their pockets in Southern province.This country will not develop with such an attitude.Lungus axe should now take action.Now we hear they are victimizing the innocent auditor who discovered the money laundering.The so called PS is supporting the culprits…..did he also benefit ? It is very annoying for us tax payers .

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