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Progress made in rounding up suspects behind a spate of arson cases-Kampyongo

General News Progress made in rounding up suspects behind a spate of arson...

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
Minister of Home Affairs Steven Kampyongo says police have made progress in rounding up suspects behind a spate of arson cases in the country.

Mr. Kampyongo has further assured the country that police have put in place measures and that no one should panic.

The minister has further warned people planning to continue burning public property that they will be dealt with.

Meanwhile, Police in Namwala have arrested another person for allegedly engaging in last year’s post-election violence which was characterised by arsons that left hundreds of people displaced.

The suspected arsonist has been identified as Mulendema Samadula, 47, of Mulilo village in Chief Muchila’s area in Namwala.

This is according to a statement released yesterday by Southern Province commissioner of police Bonny Kapeso.

“Samadula faces four counts of arson which happened at Itapa market last year and will appear in court today (yesterday) in Namwala,” Mr Kapeso said.

Last month, police in Choma and Namwala arrested two people in connection with the post-election violence in Namwala.

Those arrested were 32-year-old Maybin Kakoto, who was believed to be the mastermind of the violence, and Joe Shimootwe, 25, of Shakalimamushi village in Chief Mungaila’s area in Namwala.

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    • the arson attacks have suddenly stopped ?? It is like some one saying Zambia will be called unstable to have fires while there is an investor comference so calls a halt to the fires as they are not serving their intended purpose.

  1. That is well and good. However what perplexes most of us Zambians is how you can make quick progress in a far more complex case of arson and yet we are yet to hear from your illegal police about the cases of kaiser zulu. Kaiser zulu threatening people with guns might require Scotland Yard it seems. Selective justice in Zambia. If one is pf you will get away with murder

    • Selective justice indeed! Those connected and close to power are above the law. You know one thing: These incidents of arson are as a result of stifling people’s freedoms. People who want to assemble peacefully they are stopped, people want to demonstrate peacefully they are stopped. As a result it actually chokes them such that they resort to arson. Democracy in this country is dead. Let people express their views freely, let them assemble freely and let them demonstrate peacefully. The party that we loved and trusted so much surely has come to destroy our country. By 2021 we do not know what will become of this country

  2. How come the arson attacks have suddenly stopped ?? It is like some one saying Zambia will be called unstable to have fires while there is an investor comference with the IMF in Livingstone so calls a halt to the fires as they are not serving their intended purpose.

    • YOU ARE RIGHT SPARKA. THE ONLY THING IS MANY PEOPLE HAVE KNOWN THAT IT IS A SET UP BY THE PF. THEY WANTED TO IMPOSE A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY SETTING FIRES TO CERTAIN PLACES AND TO BLAME IT ON THE UPND.

  3. Hehehehe
    kapoyongo we know it is you and OP starting those fires.

    No one blamed UPND and to justify the incaciration of HH.

    now you see IMF in Zambia you stop the fires hoping for a pat on the back for s job well done…..hehehe.

    • Kapoyongo

      You will notice that throwing stones at helicopters in shiwangandu is not the same as trying to raise red flag alerts by starting fires on the national stage , with digital media your thinking and actiond are exposed to many counter insurgency and disinformation specialists.

      You will be found wanting.

  4. Maybe this is a press release hoping IMF and finance leaders will believe that there is rule of law in zambia just as releases on media freedom coincide with IMF team in Livingstone.
    Politicians are being naive if they think international financiers are influenced by media headlines.
    They have intelligence on the ground world wide

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