Sabotage plot unearthed

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Copperbelt Province Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga
Copperbelt Province Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga

Police on the Copperbelt have unearthed a scheme in which a group of 16 unscrupulous people allegedly ploted sabotage of vital installations such as Zesco pylons, Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga disclosed.

Ms Katanga said police recently discovered some explosives close to the Zesco pylons near Fisenge area, which is 50 kilometres from the Central Business District in Kitwe.

Ms Katanga said the discovery was as a result of a tip-off from members of the public and that if security wings had not swiftly responded, the ploy could have plunged the country into darkness.

“As police and other law-enforcers, we are not sleeping. We are seriously investigating the matter to ensure those planning to cause damage to vital installations are arrested. Days for their acts are numbered,” she said.

She said during a media briefing in Kitwe that quick action by law-enforcement agencies who reached the scene on time prevented the explosives from detonating.

Ms Katanga said that police were already on the ground monitoring the situation and those involved would soon be brought to book.

“If the explosives had detonated, it would have been a national disaster and I am warning that police will not rest until those involved are arrested,” Ms Katanga warned.

She said the matter was still under investigation and her office was determined in seeing to it that no installation was vandalised.

Ms Katanga said security had been stepped up in critical areas and appealed to members of the public to report any suspicious activities at public installations.

She said that police were aware of the 16-man team, which was planning to destroy vital installations.

Ms Katanga also expressed concerned over rampant computer thefts from schools and that police were investigating reports that thieves were interested in a certain component of the computers.

She appealed to learning institutions to work hand-in-hand with the police to bring to an end the theft of computers, which had become rampant on the Copperbelt.

Meanwhile, Ms Katanga has appealed to the public to assist bring about order by apprehending any uniformed police officer found drunk.
She said lawlessness among police officers would not be permitted and appealed to the public to Ms Katanga said police officers were expected to be exemplary in their conduct and actions, and that the Police Command would not allow bad behaviour to go unchecked.She directed officers in charge of police stations to ensure that discipline was maintained.

61 COMMENTS

  1. Laughable story! Whenever people fail to run a country all this bull sh!t comes up. Explosives close to power lines! How close? Explosives are easy to trace. Arrest the supplier now and spare us all the nonsense you are spewing out like a blocked sewer.

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    • It is the police themselves and their PF handlers so that they can shift the focus from the economic hardships the nation is experiencing. shame on them.

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    • When people are going into reverse, they always want to find an excuse to frame innocent people. Who saw those sixteen people and just ended up counting them and not apprehend them? When you are failures you will remain failures no matter how much you try to hang on to what is not yours.

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    • The same Katanga when in Southern Province assured us in 2012 that the Police are closing in on a Group call TONGA KILL BEMBA. To date the lie caught up with them. This is the same hoax. Remember their lies of a teacher killed in Sinazongwe or Government officers kidnapped in Bweengwa. Same lies from the Police.

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    • Katanga should just go back home to Katanga, DRC. These are the same id!ots that killed Lumumba. They thrive on chaos and cannot stand peace and stability.

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    • This now makes sense. I was wondering how a lightening would have coursed that damage such that 5 provinces where in darkness for more than 5 day.. because a lighting can be arrested by the earth conductors on top of the transmission lines.. i strongly Believe it is HH and his people who are doing all this schemes to put the country in darkness. shame… arrest the ******

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  2. Its really sad that some people can start thinking of vandalizing the strategic installations. The same people could end up dying if they are involved in accidents and once rushed to hospitals where life saving machines will not be operation due to No power. Zambians let us guide our infrastructure for us and our future generation

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    • Armaggedon.
      Foiled.
      The most suucessful conspiracies are the ones people dismiss as conspiracy theories.

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    • Beira~ni nkani yamu ka chasu iyo! Prepare, PF bandits are dununaring back the black mamba cacophony of failed economy. The earlier you wake up early the better, otherwise everything with PF bandits is the opposite ~Donchi Kubeba style of pathological lies.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  3. Conspiracy theory. Who wants to sabotage an already PF sabotaged economy? Madam, your PF govt is Zambia’s greatest enemy.

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  4. very laughable indeed. police were aware of the 16-man team, since when? and waited until the 16-man installed the explosives. the concerned public tipped the police who were aware. seem gimmicks of dying leadership throwing the nation into fear and suspicions of the other political group. just reduce the price of mealie meal. solar milling clusters. ama rubbishi yeka yeka umo bwa cela no bwaila.

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    • Great observation today Luapula boy, good on yah boy. Never trust PF bandits of visionless Lungu languishing into dununa backwardness. Well done.
      Hey visionless PF bandits how much is mealie meal & when is this so called load shedding tears ending bama mbala?
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  5. What rubbish! This PF police force has become a complete joke!

    Why should anyone want to disrupt power transmission? ZESCO is already doing a fantastic job with their LOAD SHEDDING. And it is impossible to knock down pylons with explosives.

    This is just another PF excuse for failing to do their job.

    And to try and SCAPEGOAT the opposition for their incompetence, bungling and corruption!

    If this Katanga is so dull as to think that sensible Zambians will believe such boolsh!t she is too incompetent to be in the police force, and even less to be in charge of anything.

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  6. HHs useless tricks. The 5 day lower outage has bn bn answered. It was HH and his his upnd. He He targeted provinces that did not vote for him. Shame on Useless Political Negative Party.

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  7. This lady shud be given a role to play in Mwine Mushi, she’s done so well with this drama performance. Nice act mama, we will consider you for 2016 joker of the year

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  8. Its UPND and HH doing these evils . They started with fires and now they want to disrupt power supply system.They are targeting the PF strong holds. Really UPND and HH must be ashamed and should know that they are just de-campaigning themselves. Shame indeed.

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  9. Do you derive happiness in the suffering of others? Can you dance on someone’s grave if you had differed with him before? This is what supporters of this 5 times unsuccessful party are portraying. Catch the gang and their mentor so they can rot in jail.

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  10. I knew it. I told you people that GBM is suddenly quite and he is behind the pylon sabotage in the Country.
    These guys told us that they will bring Armageddon to us. They will target North, Luapula, Muchinga, Eastern, Central and Lusaka. They burnt the CEC warehouse in Lusaka.

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  11. Please stop vandalism and terrorism. Kitwe has woken up to no water this morning. Nkana Water is not saying anything. Is this connected to this vandalism?

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  12. Whether you believe the story or not once you’re caught you’ll be alone in prison. The one on whose behalf you’re acting will not want to “know ” you. Besides if you damage power you’ll also be affected.

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    • You shall soon start blaming the lawlessness you have created thru your grand mismanagement on the opposition.You found m/meal at K35 now you need a wheel barrow to carry cash for a 25kg bag of fimo fimo.

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    • What a load of kaak! PF are clutching at straws. They wanted power but they do not know what to do in State House. It is now 5 foreign trips per month while the country is floundering under incompetent minions like Katanga.

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  13. WHT IS VERY INTERESTING IS THAT THE POLICE BOSS IS SAYING 16 MAN ACCORDING TO THIS STORY.IF THE STORY IS TRUE HOW COME THEY CANT ARREST THE SAME 16.IT IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THE STORY BECAUSE SHE SYAS AFTER A TIPOFF FROM THE PUIBLIC.EXPLOSIVES CAN ONLY COME FROM THE MINERS WHO VOTED FOR PF SO THE ISSUE OF OPPOSITION IS OUT .MAYBE MINERS WHO WERE DUNUNAD HAVE BECOME ANGRY .OTHER WISE THE STORY IS NOT MAKING ANY SENSE AT ALL

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    • @Mbanje khakwishi:
      You always put your Pr.ik head in your Ar.se where it stinks! What a waste of spe.rm you surely are!! You little miserable rat and caterpillar eater – just go and lick smelly gran.ma’s pus.sey! I’d.iot.

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  14. ON THE WAY TO A ONE PARTY STATE!!
    Next is State of emergency, then Lungu Wamuyaya, as “Lungu will be saving us from the bad people out there”
    Watch this space.

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    • There is also the realisation after stealing the Eurobond, that Zesco will face more blackouts, so P.F’s propaganda wing is now in full swing, preempting when there’s more days without power, P.F can then shift the blame to “The Evil opposition U.P.N.D” though we all know it’s NOT U.P.N.D, that embezzled the Eurobond.
      Zambians being gullible sheep,will buy into this, hook line & sinker!

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  15. We are reliably informed that hh even organized a conference to laugh at Pf govt for blacking out CB. They managed to blast the transformer in their previous sabotage which left 5 provinces in darkness and hh was all smiles talking ills about zesco and govt.
    Question: if someone in the neighborhood dies and his closest neighbor is celebrating who do you suspect?

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    • You really need a Brain transplant as some virus has badly ravaged your tiny brain H.H Techilema.
      Unlike you a simple sponger of Taxpayers cash, Hakainde Hichilema is So Wealthy, he owns lots of properties across the land, & whenever there’s a blackout his business suffers with colossal loss of profits, unlike you who only owns cheap dirty underwear that cannot be affected by Zescos inept failed state service, Makaka Iwe’!!

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  16. No doubt it is the 50 katangese mercenaries still there from KK’s time… Or kapena Mushala. Na nga South African spies kaya

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    • You are right! Instead of PF moving on as a “winning” party, they are stuck trying to frame UPND. The PF rigging gave them a hollow victory if they spend every day dreaming about framing UPND.

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  17. Iwe Keleni tasa atushe’, you are a nasty son of a b!tch! Why wouldn’t you allow HH Techilema to have his own take on this matter? Unless if he had agreed with you that Commissioner Katanga is lying then he would have a brain uninfected by a virus? Most likely your own brain has a lot of viruses swimming around.
    This is a blog and different people have different opinions on matters under discussion and there is no need to bully others ba UPND. This kind of intimidation and celebrating ills is what has cost some of your colleagues in the civil service jobs. I heard of one senior civil servant (Director) who celebrated that he is now going to get his boss’s job since UPND was assumed to be winning. When it happened that UPND failed to get the presidency his boss got him retired in…

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    • @Mundetelele. ba Mundetelele, yama the only person who can retire you in civil service is the president. so president lung retired an elite citizen for merely exercising freedom of speech and expression of joy at the gains of HH? sounds sad, how is he surviving? especially that mealie meal prices are alarmingly ranging from K107 – 147. please follow up on the story so we hear what’s happening to him. very sad indeed. hunger in Zambia is at its grand climax! I keep asking God why, what have we committed for our children to go to bed on unclean water over empty stomachs full of air.

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    • Iwe Delele Brain Mundetelele, have I not given reasons in my reply to H.H
      Surely they call it “Common sense” but its Not common to a village 1diot like you.
      Stop using your Gluteus muscle to reason, if at all you even know what Gluteus muscle is.

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    • The only man who is on record of having celebrated and gone to cabinate to harass late Dr kanganja on romours that sata had won is former finance minister tu wine chikanda .Chikanda found a surplus budget but left the treasury completely ransacked and has gone into hiding.

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  18. When it happened that UPND failed to get the presidency his boss got him retired in nation interest! Amazing how Karma can be a b!tch just like you Keleni tasa atushe! 🙁
    Reply

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    • Ba mudelele imwe, some village in Zambia is missing its 1diot & I’ve just found him.
      Please give me your address, & I will pay for your return to your village, as they are really missing their dull 1diot.
      You are the type who despite the earth being round, will argue tooth & nail it’s flat, coz U “should be allowed your opinion”, You thn go on & spew ignorant hatred, despite all the evidence contrary to your sad beliefs.
      It’s called Cognitive dissonance, & you Delele are mega example.
      Check it out!!

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  19. Once caught you will be crying like Mwaliteta.
    Where LAZ,oasis Forum,NGOCC? so that a press conference is held again?

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  20. The police must be commended for this swift action.The levels of desperation to get to plot 1 has not stopped. We know that only Zambians will suffer if the country plunges into turmoil. Those who have borrowed heavily to get to plot 1 have nothing to loose because they have an excuse that the country is in turmoil. We know the I.D.I.O.T.S behind the scheme, the police must just be professional and do a good job. We have strong democratic institutions to handle the situation and protect the electorate who voted for the winning president. We are a very resilient people and this wave will come to pass. I do not care who is wealth and who is poor we all have a right to our country and we have systems in place that determine the rightful leader for plot 1.

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  21. A gang of 16 to blow up pylons! Sounds comical, what sort of explosives require 16 people to carry, a truckload? If it was true the IG would have been on the air and possibly parading the “culprits”. Katanga is crying wolf to try and look useful.

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  22. Comment:you who criticise this are the ones who took explosives near the power lines. you never succeed in that or else you will just be arrested because of your foolishness.

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  23. Officer Katanga Congo Charity, its your duty to instil work ethics to your drunkard officers. If you are a drunkard, they are simply following you or your leader who is a drunkard.

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  24. “She said during a media briefing in Kitwe that quick action by law-enforcement agencies who reached the scene on time prevented the explosives from detonating.” how was it prevented? was it on a timer, or what?

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  25. Reading some of these blogs makes me very sad to realize that there are Zambians who would be very happy if this country was plunged into turmoil just so that their anointed leader would triumphantly march into State House – to rule the country by any means possible!

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  26. If its true that what people write here is a reflection of what most zambians think, then it’s easy to understand why this country is beyond salvage. This story is coming hot on the heels of a power black out in 5 provinces for nearly a week. The black out was attributed to lightning. Suddenly, 5 Directors at zesco are fired and shortly thereafter, explosives which were about to detonate are found near the pilons. There is a 16 man team which the police are aware about which is behind this act of sabotage. Are the fired Directors part of the 16 man team? So the 16 man team failed to act on time and we’re beaten to the punch by lightning? Who can connect the dots?

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