Dr. Pius Chilufya Kasolo
Dr. Pius Chilufya Kasolo

ZCCM-IH Chief Executive Officer Pius Kasolo has alleged that he has suffered harassment after reports emerged that he will be challenging President Edgar Lungu for the PF presidency before the 2021 elections.

Dr Kasolo also claimed that he has been put in a position that makes him appear hostile to the ruling party, the Patriotic Front.

This is according to court documents filed in the Lusaka High Court on May 31st 2017 by Dr Kasolo.

Dr Kasolo has sued the Daily Nation for an article dated February 23rd 2017 titled Team Pius Kasolo which he said was in direct reference to him.

He said the article falsely stated and imputed among other things that he had political ambitions to take over the Patriotic Front.

Dr Kasolo also stated that the article was stated that there was ‘a community who believed that the goals and beliefs of the Patriotic Front were (are) well embodied in him’ when in fact not there existed no such community.

He said there was no factual evidence to show that he had any political ambitions to take over the leadership of the PF as alleged, a matter he said the author know or ought to have known.

Dr Kasolo said being a person of professional public standing, he has suffered harassment and unnecessary questioning on whether he is challenging the leadership of the Patriotic Front.

The ZCCM-IH Chief said the article has wholly affected his professional integrity and standing in and out of the country.

Dr Kasolo said the article has caused him stress, mental anguish, fear and isolation.

He said the Daily Nation has since refused, ignored and or neglected to apologise publicly on the terms given by the Plaintiff.

Dr Kasolo is now demanding damages for malicious falsehood, exemplary damages, interest on all sums, costs and any other relief the court may deem appropriate to award in the circumstances.

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52 COMMENTS

  1. Amos defines functional government as people reporting for work in the morning, going for lunch at noon and knocking off at 17:00 hrs. On Aljazeera TV.

    Kikiki. Presidential affairs chairlady.

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    • Brother Kasolo, someone is eyeing your job and they will create some tension between you and the president so that you’re fired. Then the job will be given to some useless PF cadre with an Honorary Doctorate ……..it is cruel but becoming normal in Zambia

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    • Lungu orders police to arrest HH’s media team
      May 31, 2017 08:09
      The brutal regime of Edgar Lungu has ordered the Zambia Police to hunt for UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s media team members and have them locked up.

      State House contacts have revealed that ailing dictator Edgar Lungu is upset that incarcerated UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s voice has continued outside the prisons.

      Lungu had wanted Mr. Hichilema to go completely mute so that he can be forgotten by the country but is now annoyed that Mr. Hichilema has continued ‘talking’ through his press team.

      Top on the list being hunted is the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s Head of Media and Publicity Clayson Hamasaka and his assistant Brian Mwiinga who demolished Amos Chanda last night during the Aljazeera…

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    • Lungu cannot be challenged. If he is, he will use the same violence formula he used against Sampa and the like; and then vote by raising legs and hands again

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    • please just withdraw the case, it’s a non starter, the Daily Nation is the weapon the PF uses to whip the weak people. Bro,you will be fired and your position will be given to Dr chakuti chakuti from Urinary System University (hc).please think twice.

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    • Who is this Kasolo now? Unless he is an Medical Doctor remove that Dr. from his name. Too many quacks pa Zambia. Bye magogo face!

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    • Ba zednews,you still believe in your upnd propagandist online media….the same media outlets who said HH will be president of zambia last year november, the same media who told you that there will be bloodshed if HH is touched….kikikiki.who is Hamasaka and Mwiinga?Meanwhile it’s business asusual in lusaka.just waiting for another adjournment from the courts.hahahahaha. By the way zambia has beaten germany 4 : 3.

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    • STOLEN GLORY IS BUT FOR A SHORT TIME. THOSE THAT KILL BY THE SWORD WILL DIE BY THE SWORD. YOUR MERRY MAKING WILL BE SHORT LIVED. A FOOL DELIGHTS IN EVIL INTENTIONS BUT IN NO TIME GETS CAUGHT IN OWN SCHEMES. WATCH THE SPACE.
      Kaizer, Kampyongo, Mulusa & Chanda toast arrest of HH

      DISGRACED State House Aide Kaizer Zulu his counterpart Amos Chanda, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo and Minister in-charge of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa on Tuesday night celebrated the arrest of UPND President Hakainde Hichilema in style at a pub on 8 Reedbuck road in Kabulonga.

      The four senior PF officials took turns boasting how they had made sure they had fixed the opposition leader and how they were controlling state institution.

      The officials who were in the company of…

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  2. No need to fear bakalamba. Be strong and exercise your right as a party member and challenge the incumbent at the Convention. We are a Constitutional democracy and so is PF.

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    • Mwaandi..Don’t dare Ba Kasolo. You have small children to take care of. Lungu and his morons will charge you with treason and throw in prison. THey are scared of anyone challenging them.

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  3. People do this in Somalia as well, but that’s amos chanda’s definition of a functioning government.

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    • In Zambia it is especially when the President is a coward who hides behind the Police Force.

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  4. Is this Dr Kasolo the brother of eastern province PS Chanda Kasolo and lawyer Anthony Kasolo? Well if you have presidential ambitions it’s your right but as for now you are better off holding that executive position..

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  5. This is not news please ba Lusaka times!!!you can do better!!
    Anybody is free to challenge president Edgar Lungu at PF convention in 2020 although ECL will pull through and stand in 2021.
    Good luck to our U20 against Germany!!

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    • That is not what the PF leadership is saying……no one to challenge lungu…

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    • Congratulations to the young Chipolopolo boys, for winning Germany. Keep up the same spirit.

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  6. Where is democracy in Zambia? Our we retracing our steps to the days of UNIP and legendary KK?

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    • UNIP and KK were democrats of the best kind. A leader who called early elections even when he knew he was losing. A leader who handed over power without any fuss. You can’t compare HH and UPND who can’t accept defeat to the great KK and UNIP.

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    • @8.1 shu shu shu

      Really, back to 1969 and the ugly memories of ESAP? There is yet to be a leader in Zambia, as brutal as KK was against his opponents. In 1991, he happened to have been dribbled by his Intelligence who made him believe he was still so popular, six feet would win with a landslide against the diminutive, four feett opponent. So confident of winning he was, he went playing golf after casting his ballot! Sadly, he lost to Frederick Chiluba.

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    • all politicians in Zambia are from the school of KK, that is why there is NO political party in Zambia which is democratic ?

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  7. Clever way of getting money after zccccm being sold to isaelis. He looks clean but still gets his share.
    Court awards damages he benefits no political to damage to government but zambians still pay…watch this space

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  8. He got that job because he was Sata’s nephew. So did Chanda Kasolo. They should be retired we want to put our people also.

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  9. I have known Pius Kasolo since I was 15 years or so. My first little boyfriend. I can therefore stand for him and give a Testimony that is honest and fact based. Pius is one of Zambia’s greatest assets. He is an intellectual and not a frivolous person by any measure. He is hardworking and everything he has is from his own graft. He is a man of great integrity and in no way would he not be President Lungu’s greatest supporter. The rumours are malicious and are put out by mediocre people with small lives. It’s really annoying that these people are so organised in episonage activities. Since 2011, they hacked my emails and put out a false image of a relationship damaging both our image. I am considering a High Court case here in London to stop the wicked people harming other…

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    • Since 2011, they hacked my emails and put out a false image of a relationship damaging both our image. I am considering a High Court case here in London to stop the wicked people harming other peoples images. I am sorry for Dr Kasolo because he is an honest man with a high personal code of conduct. Dr Kasolo deserves to win the case and The Judiciary should uphold the reputations of our hardworking citizens. I hope President Lungu will give him more than the benefit of a doubt. Hands off Dr Kasolo, let his genius as a notable genius work for Zambia.

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    • You clearly don’t know pius the hule! The liar and show off? Ask his exwife why she left him you will be shocked this was Sata’s nepotism at its worst! This guy thinks he can rule zambia one day mayo ine!

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    • @Carlos. You are wrong and peddling gossip. The reason his wife left is her and his business. But what I can vouch for is that malicious people did try to damage his reputation by posting innocent emails suggesting a relationship online at the time they were going through their problems. That was and us nasty and us designed to ruin reputation. As for his personal issues, what have they to do with public persona. Get real Carlos and stop using personals for public works. That’s just dumb.

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    • @ Patriot which part of what I said is a lie that he is sata’s nephew or his wife left him?
      Stop being silly just because someone is related to you doesn’t mean he is a saint be objective and shut up you are the kind that support Trump even when the guy is wrong!
      I worked at ZCCM-IH so l know the crooked aspect of him that you obviously dont!

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    • @Carlos
      Hilary Clinton supporter. It’s obvious you reach conclusions about people based on your fantasy. Working with someone is not the same as knowing them personally. Neither the matter of his wife nor being related to Sata is relevant to reach a fact based opinion. You are just using common knowledge to justify your hypothesis. If you worked with him, and knew him to be a wrongful person, why has the company the information you hold?

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    • @Carlos If you are honest you would raise the matter internally instead of using it to damage someone online. If it’s not investigated by the company, how can you be right? It’s not for you to conclude guilt of work based matters. Visit the HRdept, and let them release that information.

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  10. Yes SUE THEM FOR PUBLISHING INFORMATION THAT IS AIMED AT PUTTING YOU IN A DIFFICULT POSITION! Whether it is true or not, YOU HAVE NOT PUBLICLY DECLARED your interest for this position THOUGH TO TELL YOU AS A ZAMBIAN, I WOULD PREFER YOU OVER LUNGU and HH and I THINK MANY WELL MEANING ZAMBIANS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR WORK AT ZCCM-IH OF LATE CAN ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA FROM THESE MINING COMPANIES!! For sure the Daily Nation is NOT acting on its own accord! It could be SENT BY THOSE WHO FEAR YOUR INTELLECTUAL and PROFESSIONAL STANDING ON THE ISSUES OF ZAMBIA’s INTERESTS vis-a -vis the MINING SECTOR and KNOW that YOU CAN BE FORCE TO RECKON WITH IN 2021 SHOULD WISH TO CONTEST THE PRESIDENCY!

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  11. RICHARD SAKALA , THE ONWER OF DAILY NATION IS THE FRIEND OF THE GREAT LEADER… KASOLO IS A GOOD GUY AND I HOPE RICHARD WILL NOT MESS HIM UP……
    RICHARD HAS THE SUPPORT OF RB AND THE GREAT LEADER… THESE MEN PLAY DIRTY…… I TELL YOU… KAIZER ZULU IS THEIR BULL DOG FOR THE WORK…. MY ADVICE TO KASOLO IS LET HIM WATCH HIS BACK….

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  12. I find it ironic to see how many UPND supporters are here commenting about PF members challenging ECL for the PF leadership. How they can comment with a straight face when we know that for over a DECADE, there has not been even a whiff of a convention in UPND beggars belief!

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  13. HH started the monopoly of the Party, then Nevers Mumba followed suite. Nawakwi joined the trend and now ECL is emulating the other three politicians. Ifyakukopa, filocesha. Just wait for the Party elections so that the general membership can choose the next right man to lead the Party.

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  14. Again its PF in-battles at stage, fight back beacsue we all know you all in PF as a party that brutally beats up people and at the end you deny and say it is opposition.

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  15. Must we live focused on next electioneering every day? This is why Zambia hasn’t developed like her peers cuz our focus is not work ethic ,diligence in project execution or putting our minds on things that uplift and improve the country.

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  16. I Know Pius. He is not like his brothers Anthony and that PS in Chipata. He is a man of integrity and a professional through and through. Even when we were on campus he was very serious with sukulu. So this talk of him eyeing UPresidency wa PF is a lot of hogwash. But on another note, he would be a much better bet than HH, Kambwili and GBM combined. He is a much serious man than the northern and Luapula clique lead by Kalaba. Musiyeni mnyamata agwire nchito. Frightened small boys!

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    • What do you mean he is not like his Brothers? Zambians umulomo. You are all petty!!!

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  17. Zambians no use for you to have fought independence, you would have been a lot better off to have remained under Britain, because you do not have brains to rule yourselves. Look at it, more than 50 yeadrs down the line what have you achieved as a country in terms of development? Almost nation wide poverty in a country of plenty resources. Tribal divisions and political tensions is rampant. If you were to lend this country to Europeans for 15 years you would be shocked to find it developed with same resources that you have failed to use appropriately.

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  18. As a Moderate Zambian Hutu I like his CV , of Late I thought My Brothers from Luapula do not have Presidential material seeing them Supporting kambwili – .kambwili sure ! and to an extent of being Abused by #01 . We have no Problem if He is standing on PF 2021, We shall support

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  19. Brother Kasolo, don’t let these jokers distract you from your good work. What is happening with the Sapir Investment? This will bring much needed cash to our great nation.

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