Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Sporadic fires continue as Kabwe Court building goes up in flames

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Remains of a burnt Katondo Court in Kabwe
Remains of a burnt Katondo Court in Kabwe

The burning of public property has continued with Katondo Court building in Kabwe becoming the latest building to go up in flames.

The cause of the fire has not been established but it is suspected that the fore started on Monday night and spread into the early morning of Tuesday.

Kabwe Mayor Prince Chileshe confirmed the incident the entire building housing the court has been burnt.

“I Arrived on the scene at 02:30hrs. The Zambia Police are investigating the cause of the fire but the guard on duty says he just heard a loud noise like a gunshot or fire work. The next thing the documents caught fire, the ceiling board and the whole building was on fire,” Mr Chileshe said.

On Sunday, Chalimbana University in Chongwe and over 100 shops were burnt in similar circumstances.

No arrests have been made so far and the cause of all the fire outbreaks remain unknown.

Katondo Court building in Kabwe burnt
Katondo Court building in Kabwe burnt

45 COMMENTS

    • It rained fire in Gomora!!
      PF drinking, exchanging sex-toys, flushing pistols, thugs of Kaiser.
      God can be tired.

    • Amen Lord,
      Let this HELLISH LAND be cleansed by fire
      Stop production at the mines next
      Burn the trucks fetching copper for export
      Cripple this government

    • Clearly PF thugs trying to find an excuse or reason for arresting HH. Last time they did the same and blamed it on UPND. Lungu is a failure. Failed the economy, failed to govern by laws, now wants to bring confusion to a country. Why are these things only happening during Lungu’s time. HH has been in opposition since 2006 and lost before nothing was ever burnt or anyone killed. As soon as Lungu came with his thugs. Violenece has become a part of governance

    • POLICE IN ZAMBIA ARE THE WORSE. IT WOULDN’T BE SURPRISING TO HEAR THAT THE NEXT BUILDING ON FIRE IS STATE HOUSE. HOW CAN A COURT BUILDING BE ON FIRE AND POLICE CAN’T EVEN GUESS WHERE THE NEXT FIRE WOULD BE? FROM HERE IT SHOULD BE LAW FOR ANY BUSINESS BUILDING TO BE INSTALLED WITH CAMERAS- BOTH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE. TECHNOLOGY IS NOW VERY AFFORDABLE.

    • Don’t scratch heads wondering about what is causing the fires! Its electrical surge due to load shedding, period!

  1. Better burn Woodlands and central police stations which has become a symbol of oppression than these other places, but it could be a work of PF to blame it on UPND

  2. We told you. Violence begets violence. Fire begets fire. You slap your friend expect to be slapped even harder. This is just the beginning.

    Even if you bring in state of emergency to justify your dictatorship, it’s your own freedom that will be curtailed.

  3. Wisdom is greater than the law. A leader without it seeks? to destroy people with? it. Ask Soul and David, if you cannot? find them? look for Pharaoh and Moses or Herold and Jesus. Innocent children died. Why did Solomon ask for Wisdom? No one can make right Judgement without. What is the killer of wisdom? A. Foolishness B. Drunken?ess C. Strong wise. D. B and D.

  4. Next is the Police operational offices to cripple them all. The war is between Lunga and his so called “Lungu’s police” and people of Zambia

    • I am a Zambian but dont agree with terrorist acts of arson being celebrated by UPND cadres. It will not help the cause for UPND and I will not vote for a Party that uses terrorist acts to seek sympathy and vote. Shame on UPND the Boko Harram of Zambia.

  5. Wisdom is greater than the law. A leader without it seeks to destroy people with it. Ask Soul and David, if you cannot find them look for Pharaoh and Moses or Herold and Jesus. Innocent children died. Why did Solomon ask for Wisdom? No one can make right Judgement without it. What kills wisdom?
    A. Foolishness
    B. Drunkenness?
    C. Strong wine
    D. B and D

    • No need. The only thugs we have in the country are PF. Only if the international community can weigh in and bring in military options to ensure the petition is heard and the truth comes it. These are actions of a desparate man trying to hide the truth.

    • ndanje; you are right; I think someone had a case there and needed their document to disappear; this I think is not political;

    • @Kabweka. Exactly by conclusion. With this political suspicions going around it’s easy for someone to make use of it and Upnd gets the blame. So instead of taking joy in this a political party must ensure they distance itself from such occurrences.

  6. This is the work of PF thugs and Lungu. How else can you explain police going to steal, destory a person’s property and they think it is normal. In which country do police steal, teargas children and wife, damage property and urinate on a bed of a person at night without any warranty of arrest. Completely uncilized human beings. They even justify such inhuman behaviour.

    • The fact is that Lungu and his thugs are now proving beyond all reasonable doubt to Zambians and the world is that he is NOT the LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT! These fires can only be PF distractions to justify their abuse.

      A REAL President would have immediately suspended all those police involved in this nonsense at HH house and started an investigation into their unprofessional conduct.

      By not doing this, it is very clear to anyone with a brain that Lungu himself ORDERED these thugs to behave like animals, steal whatever they could, hurt innocent women and children in the middle of the night.

      Is this how a “president” behaves? Is this how the one supposed to be the Commander in chief of the police acts? What “LAW” is this? Lungu is just a lying HYPOCRITE!

  7. “the fore started on Monday night and spread into the early morning of Tuesday”.

    Lusaka Times can you please edit your story before publicising. I will not be tired of correcting your wrongs until you change for the better.

  8. Lungu I have said it before. The truth is what you need to confront and come to terms with. Using violence and deceiptive means to make yourself legimate will only make the country suffer. You clearly manipulated the system and were caught doing it. Even cheating you fail. What kind failure are these thugs? HH has done nothing wrong and the chiefs from the five provinces are right you are to be held personally responsible for harming an innocent man. Only the law through an impartial hearing will make you legimate not trying to harm an innocent man. Problems will follow you when you leave that office. This is why God always wants us to do the right things in life – to have peace at all times.

  9. Why can’t UPND be blamed? Look at the confessions on the blog…. With their sadistic actions they hope their demi god to be released. Shame on you.

  10. Zambia is a failed state. When we told you that there was lack of order and security you thought we were joking. In most sane countries the so called president would have stepped down due to these failures but not that illegal ugly rat lungu. Look how many people lungus trigger happy police have killed. What lungu deserves is not a gun shot but stabbing him slowly while his family watch.

    • @NEZ
      A failed state ? This is exactly what you want Zambia to be because Zambians have not voted for your own. What warped thinking!

    • This is not what we want but this is reality on the ground. Haven’t you read the article. Is random arson a sign of a perfect state? Poor human rights records and no rule of law. If you call that order in your village good luck but not in the modern world. Grow up exe

    • You call yourself a Zambian Citizen? With a comment like that you are not even a human being! Just go back to the bush you animal.

    • When i.d.iots misbehave, you have to use a firm hand!! Not let them inconvenience other citizen simply because they didn’t have it their way. I pray ZP clamps down on them, smoke them out like their incarcerated god and ARREST THEM!!

  11. By so doing,upnd wont achieve anything!!VERY SOON THOSE UPND CADRES DOING THIS NONSENSE WILL BE ARRESTED!!SOME BUILDINGS HAVE CCTV,SO THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!!GOVNT MUST NOT WORRY.LET THE LAW TAKE ITS COURSE ON HH CASE!!

  12. The culprits will be cornered very soon..What they don’t know is that they are adding salt to the flesh wound of a buffalo..The more they burn these public institutions, the more incarcerated HH becomes..

  13. Sad that some UPND supporters are supporting wrong acts. Please stop it. Doesn’t serve your furtherance of your party. It could be anyone doing this but if you begin to celebrate it paints your party as culprit

  14. People from all sides of the discussion should sober up. let the police and other investigative agencies do their job and then they will inform the nation as to who is responsible. Right now it seems no information is available but we are confident the law will catch up with whosoever is responsible no matter how long it takes.

  15. As we speak Theresa may is announcing that the UK will have a general election due to divisions at Westminster. Mind you she is a legally ushered prime minister but understands democracy. Meanwhile Zambia is burning due to majority not accepting lungu but in this case he is fighting to go for another term. Do you see how illiterate the rat is. He only cares about himself.

  16. The twat from Glasgow needs to stop jerking off and get job. English and Scottish people are tired of paying for such twats. Why not go back home and say the nonsense loudly and see where your twat head is going to take you?

  17. The only thing that can bring about peace in Zambia is for the upnd to accept the leadership of the party in power and start planning for 2021, upnd must capitalise on the mistakes made by the pf. if votes were stolen form upnd God was not sleeping he was watching, if he allowed lungu to go away with it , it was for the purpose ,which is to the advantage of upnd, if upnd continue with not acknowledging the government in power, they are arguing with God in short they are saying he was sleeping . God has all the power to allow or disallow things. maybe for God to allow Edgar lungu to go away with the elections was an advantage for lungu to fail so that hh can capitalise on it and take back his position if ordained by God in 2021, leave everything to God. leadership comes from God. God…

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