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A TEAM of experts in fire accidents from the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (IICFIP) to investigate the spate of fires across Zambia and ensure that culprits are brought to book) is being assembled, says country director Gibson Mwewa.

Dr Mwewa said that IICFIP was deeply concerned with the spate of fires that had recently destroyed a lot of property in Zambia.

He said in a statement that the institute was willing to offer forensic advice and investigation to professionally trace perpetrators of the crime.

Dr Mwewa reiterated that people who wanted to settle political scores must not resort to illegal means such as destroying property.

He pointed out that the resources expended on putting up infrastructure came from tax payers and that the money had no political inclination.

Dr Mwewa said that burning down infrastructure was counterproductive as government had spent colossal sums of money to put them up.

“We shall without hesitation support investigation against people funding any terrorist attacks. IICFIP Zambia Chapter is consulting relevant authorities to help assemble a team of experts in fire hazards and fire accidents.

“Indeed these acts by a few selfish people are threatening the lives of innocent Zambians who have cherished peace for a long time” he said.

Dr Mwewa said that the burning of private and public property must never be tolerated at any time and that perpetrators should be jailed.

He warned that IICFIP Zambia was capable of extending the probe from people carrying out the act of burning to those financing and supporting illegal acts.

Dr Mwewa said that financiers of these dastardly acts must equally be arrested regardless of their standing in society.

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30 COMMENTS

    • If it take 17 hours for 600 heavy armed police officers to arrest HH, I wonder how many officers it would take to investigate the cause of fire…… so maybe ZP needs foreign aid and international experts to investigate the recent fires.

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    • Munone, correct!

      You are one of the very few smart men who analyse things professionally.

      These are UPND related personell

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • munone It is this simplistic approach to issues that exposes ignorance for all we know it could be pf.
      There is no CCTV there are no witnesses but just silly accusations.
      Even when culprits are known police will waste time claiming its under investigation.

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    • PF is using exactly the same gimmick used by UNIP in them days as a pretext introducing a state of emergency.

      Remember UNIP was called mulilo and people like Sikazwe were very instrumental in causing those fires. Where is Sikazwe today? In PF as an MCC.

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    • i cant waste my time commenting on issues that do not take us anywhere. i doubt even the integrity of the so called DR Mwewa who cant even select issues to bring to public. it exposes him to the level at which he is operating at as fake DR. he suffers from verbal diarrhea. worse to the so called MUSHOTWA. He or She mental psychosis and shud be ignored. it wud have been wise if he just told the nation that a solution has been found to the recent problem of fire outbreaks in Zambia and perpetrators have been caged.

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  1. While this is welcome, WHAT IS THE OUTCOME FROM THE SUSPECTED ARSONIST ARRESTED AT INTERCITY LAST WEEK, who the police said WOULD LEAD TO MORE ARRESTS?? So many sensitive issues ending quietly, we need to put an end to this!!

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  2. If Zambians can not investigate simple things like fire, what more with complicated issues. No wonder Zambia is not developed because people like this Dr Mwewa do not believe in the Zambian institutions. Or are just politicking Dr Mwewa? You mean as country director you have no people under you in your organization who can do the investigation. What about yourself? Are you not qualified to investigate these simple fires.

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    • The ones that are qualified to investigate have left the country because of nepotism,so everyone in the organization is Dr Mwewa’s unqualified connection

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    • The ones that are qualified to investigate have left the country because of nepotism,so everyone in the organization is Dr Mwewa’s unqualified connection

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    • Glaring omission in available resources that the country should borrow expertise “An international team of experts!” This is more expenditure for a struggling economy. Expect two outcomes the first being arson and the second being ZESCO power surge!

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  3. WHAT SURPRISES ME IS THE LEVER OF QUIETNESS FROM OUR SO CALLED CIVIL RIGHTS, NGOs, CHURCH BODIES AND THE SO CALLED UNDIPLOMATIC DIPLOMATS TO CONDEMN THESE FIRES? BUT SHOULD THERE BE ANY ARREST THEY WILL HAVE THEIR BIG MOUTHS OPENED TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT .
    THAT LADY FROM NGOCC IS ZIII, THE SO CALLED CATHOLIC BUNCH OF SATANISTS ARE ZIII, THE GAY GUY FROM AMERICAN EMBASSY ZIII, KA TAYALI NAKENA KALI TONDOLO AND ALL THESE MENTIONED WILL CONDEMN AND CALL ANY ARREST POLITICAL… AGENTS OF THE DEVIL BA SWINE

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  4. Burn it down. Let’s all join in the burning ceremonies to protest Zambia’s dictatorship.

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  5. Pf is responsible for all the fires that started to justify the state of emergency. Phase one of the strategy was to lock up HH and mute UPND because other opposition parties are small and irrelevant. The state of emergency would give Lungu more powers to push for his third term. Kabwata is a Pf strong hold as alleged, why would UPND start a fire there, how? Livingstone is UPND with a stooge for a police top brass, how rocket a science is that?

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  6. How much sponsorship do you need to buy a box of matches a litre of kerosine?

    (A) K1.00
    (B) K5.00
    (C) K10.00
    (D) K100.00

    Illiteracy is abound in Zambia and it’s the government stirring up these actions by *****s who have no regard for property. Educate the masses and stop governing with hate and vengeance and all will be well. Take a leaf from the ignorant black South Africans killing other black foreign nationals.

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    • It is only a matter of time, UPND evils will be brought to light and its leaders further discredited apart from Southern province. UPND has been collected enough rope to hung itself high. It is cannibalising itself. Good meaning Zambians will not allow them to continue any further. Soon they will lose support from Western and North Western. No will work with arsonists who will burn you homes, even homes of friends. Those buildings they are burning are used by all Zambians regardless of political affiliation.

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  7. Now I see people wrongly locked up by this Government. So if you belong to the opposition party, you’re a suspect and when did Zambia learn about Tarrorism? I don’t support any political party in Zambia but either parties are doing people of Zambia wrong by dividing them in the name of political parties. Only God will help not a human being.

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  8. So in other words the police under pf are not . competent enough to investigate simple arson. So how can we have confidence in them investigating deaths of our members caused by the same pf. Now when I say Zambia is a failed state some monkeys from pf will start foaming at the mouth like they are possessed

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    • Things are not looking good for UPND and HH. I see the party in confusion and disarry, trying to goupe for the last straw. UPND and HH have made very wrong choices. making too many mistakes is proving costly. UPND had nothing to fear if they are not responsible for the fires. UPND had not been mentioned in that article and just like Nalumango, you guys run to defence, why? Does it mean that even the international community is against UPNd all it is UPND against everyone else? I think the latter is the case

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  9. Read the article and am sure it is the zambian chapter of the international organization that is doing the investigation.how can we have such a chapter when our trucks cannot get to a fire quickly or when they do there is no water. Lets get our priorities right then start pointing fingers

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  10. Do we need foreigners to investigate fires?How will they know who did it when in Zambia there is no data base of any kind.Good luck

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  11. Its high time the government continued beating the bush around. Mwebantu, all these things are coming as a result of tension in the country. There are so many misunderstandings, frustrations, brutality, kind of dictatorship ruling, injustice, poverty, lack of jobs/empowerment among the youths be it PF or UPND. This is real! Government tools down sit and table critical issues affecting our country. Channeling money for fire investigations is waste of resources because we all know where the problems are coming from. Government should learn to do the right thing. REMEMBER THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL FOR EVERYONE TO SEE!

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  12. Just another way or akapunda to steal the tax payer’s hard earned money, you definitely don’t need anyone from outside to investigate these fires other that you local investigation wings, except you know that this is just a ploy by those who are thirsting to declare a state of emergency to appear to be justified. History in this country is not ashamed of repeating itself, because the the ruling class surrounds itself with shallow minded and incompetent characters who are afraid of the own shadows. No wonder KK refer to people like these ones as stupid little frightened boys.

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  13. what motive does PF have to burn property? UPND has motive; i) protest of the arrest of their president, ii) bitterness as a result of election loss, iii) hate for other tribes, iv) bitterness for HH losing 5 times, v) hatred for failure to assemple a team to win and lead Zambia, vi) secret strategy by their leaders to incide violence, vii) UPND members we were promised ministerial jobs some of whom resigned or retired in the foreign countries where they are now stranded. To them they have nothing to lose. They lost anyway. You want names?
    By the way the case at court is not about the presidential results its about whether UPND was treated fairly but the Constitutional court.

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  14. EDITED
    what motive does PF have to burn property? UPND has motive; i) protest of the arrest of their president, ii) bitterness as a result of election loss, iii) hate for other tribes, iv) bitterness for HH losing 5 times, v) hatred for failure to assemple a team to win and lead Zambia, vi) secret strategy by their leaders to incide violence, vii) UPND members who were promised ministerial jobs some of whom resigned or retired in the foreign countries where they are now stranded. To them they have nothing to lose. They lost anyway. You want names?
    By the way the case at court is not about the presidential results its about whether UPND was treated fairly by the Constitutional court.

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