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Tayali in lone topless protest against I.G

General News Tayali in lone topless protest against I.G

Tayali protesting
Tayali protesting

EPP leader Chilufya Tayali this morning staged a one-man protest against Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja.

Wearing shorts with no shoes and no shirt and carrying a placard, Mr Tayali called for the resignation of Mr Kanganja.

He started his protest walk from the Freedom Statue and was due to walk to Police Headquarters and present his petition to the I.G.

Mr Tayali said Mr Kanganja’s alleged incompetence should not be allowed to continue as the Zambia Police Service has now being turned into a laughing stock.

PETITION AGAINST UNPROFESSIONALISM, INCOMPETENCE, INEFFICIENCY AND CORRUPTION IN THE ZAMBIA POLICE SERVICE, TO BE PRESENTED TO THE INSPECTO GENERAL OF POLICE, MR. KAKOMA KANGANJA, AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, ON 29 AUGUST 2017

We are very concerned about the high levels of unprofessionalism, incompetence, inefficiency and abuse of human rights by the Zambia Police Service under your leadership, Mr. Kakoma Kanganja, as Inspector General of Police. We would like to urge you to resign immediately, failure to which, you should change your attitude towards work and start acting professionally. If you cannot do either of the two, we fear for the security of our nation, the citizens, and that of the President, with you heading the police.

Sir, if you take time to go round our police cells, you will find a lot of people detained for cases that they don’t need to be held in police custody for. There are many cases of arbitrary arrests of innocent people, which are congesting our detention facilities.

The police, under your command, are fond of arresting and detaining people illegally, over such matters as personal differences, debt, holding a different political or personal opinion from the ruling party, and other tramped charges which, end up in acquittals or nolle prosequi, for known public figures, while poor people rot in police cells or jails, waiting to go to court.

Sir, the Minister of Home Affairs banned unlawful road blocks, yet, our roads are filled with traffic police officers, swarming like a plague of locusts, stopping vehicles at will, at any make-shift check point, causing traffic jams and inconveniencing motorists.

What is more baffling is that while your traffic police officers spend a lot of time pursuing motorists, many of them own and drive defective vehicles, some with no number plates at all, in contravention of the same traffic laws that they enforce on others. This anomaly is very common among police officers who own and operate minibuses as a business.

It is a fact that our roads have more roadblocks than toll-gates, with higher penalty fees being collected at such road blocks, compared to the toll-fees collected at designated toll- gates, yet the police do not declare and deposit as much money as the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), who are operating very few toll-gates.

One can easily conclude that your police officers are highly corrupt and that you are heading a corrupt police service. Unfortunately, you are not doing much to deal with this scourge of corruption in the police. You are turning a blind eye. If the police were honest and not corrupt, the police service would be collecting so much money that it would not have to depend on Government funding, given that there are too many roadblocks cashing-in on various traffic offenses with “instant” unreceipted fines.

Sir, while we observe that, there are some political players who are unruly and have an inclination towards creating conflict, we believe that you have exacerbated the political tension among political parties, especially the opposition and the ruling party, due to your biased and unlawful application of the Public Order Act (POA).

Sir, you and the majority of your Police Commissioners and senior officers, have conspicuously been politically biased in the way you have treated members of the opposition political parties, when they give you notices to hold public meetings. Further, members of the opposition, have been arbitrarily arrested, without proper investigations, over the matters reported against them by members of the ruling Patriotic Front.

A case in point is how you arrested Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the United Party for National Development (UPND), his five co-accused, and many other people associated with the UPND leader, or, his party. Mr. Hakainde would not have been arrested in that brutal manner, causing damage to his property, if it was not for his political activities.

You personally, read out the charge of treason against Mr. Hichilema when you ought to have known that he committed no such crime. The case was not investigated and it showed high incompetence on your part, and that of your officers, though you denied responsibility in court. But, if it is not your incompetence as Inspector General of Police, then whose is it? To-date, we have not seen anyone punished for endangering the life our Republican President in Mongu, due to the incompetence of you and your officers in Western Province, on the material day.

We, therefore, insist that that mishap should be blamed squarely on you and you should resign on moral grounds, because endangering the life of a Republican President is a grave mistake by people who are supposed to protect him. It amounts to Treason. We are very concerned for the life of the President, owing to what happened in Mongu, especially that, no one has taken responsibility for that, you in particular, being the head of the police.

Sir, your bias against opposition members of political parties made you arrest Mr. Obvious Mwaliteta a UPND member and his colleagues, over a political misunderstanding during a highly emotive electoral period last year. You further, went on to “criminalize” your colleague, former Western Province Polilce Commissioner, Mr. Fanwell Siandenge, by putting him on a Wanted List and pegging a colossal reward of K300,000 for his capture.

The case of Mr. Mwaliteta has since been disposed-of by way of acquittal and the State has announced that they will not appeal, yet you have conveniently left the bounty on former Commissioner Siandenge open. We demand that, Commissioner Siandenge should be removed from the Wanted List, so that he can enjoy his freedoms and liberties.

It does not please us to see citizens living in fear of the police whom they pay, through their taxes, while you remain oblivious of the realities mentioned in this petition and many others.

Our police fail to solve serious crimes, where lives have been lost, including police officers lives, yet you waste time pursuing political opponents of the ruling party with vigour and gusto.

We suspect that it was at your request that the President declared a Threatened State of Emergency to give you more power to crackdown on saboteurs, but to-date, you have not given us substantive revelations of the suspects that you have arrested, when they will appear in court, etc., apart from labeling alleged crimes, like the Lusaka City Marker fire, as political, with no evidence to back your claims.

Sir, we would like you to give us evidence to back your earlier statement that the saboteurs are politically inclined other than quoting an excited politician who was making statements without thinking of who might use his statement against him.

Sir, we also wonder, why you seem to have special police officers whom you work with, overlooking other police officers on the ground. We wondered why, it had to take police from force headquarters to arrest Mr. Hichilema and other politically motivated cases when the incidence happened in Mongu where there are police officers as well.

This selection or discrimination among the police, encouraged by yourself, can cause demonization in the police. Zambians employ all police to serve them, not just a few preferred officers. If some police officers cannot do the job, it is better to relieve them, just like we are asking for your resignation, instead of keeping them to draw salaries and other benefits of the Police service.

Sir, though in court you denied responsibility of a number of issues happening in the police, we would like to remind you that, as the inspector general you bear responsibility of everything that happens in the Police. Therefore, we are holding you responsible for the unprofessionalism, incompetence and inefficiency currently going on in the our Police Service and we think you have failed, therefore, it would be good for you to step aside for another person who can do better.

We will continue talking about the issues we have raised herein, until we see change either in your office or service delivery by the Police.

Chilufya Tayali
PRESIDENT

67 COMMENTS

  1. We need more of this. Personally I think the protest and petition are misdirected from the one who appoints the IG.

    • Well done Tayali! You are the man among men. The Police in Zambia is disgusting Kanganja has killed the Police Service. But who appointed Kanganja?

    • Will this IG even bother to answer these issues? The police are what make Zambia a dictatorship with people who don’t support PF halfway to Chimbokaila. Combine that with a timid DPP and bored ZICTA and you have a nation of scared citizens. Yaba! What did the freedom fighters die for?

    • If only we had more brave Zambians like this boy…the average Zambian man would rather sit by the sideline and watch whilst drinking mosi and yap yap yap about English premier league football clubs and football transfer market.
      I too would have joined Tayali in my upmarket boxer shorts if i was in Lusaka and it was not a lone protest.

    • Well done Tayali, The police force has become so corrupt and unprofessional. Seem how many policemen are recorded drunk, with no work ethics. It’s a clear translation the captain of the Chip is also as drunk and rotten. Kanganja should resign and many Zambians should support the petition. We need professional leadership that is unbiased and protect all Zambians. “#KANGANJA MUST GO” VIVA TAYALI

    • But why was he alone? Not even members of his party or wife/girlfriend or child?
      Are Zambians so cowardly that they dare not speak out except under nom de plume in social media?
      I am embarrassed by Zambians.
      Kanganja must go.

    • Thumbs up Tayali !!!

      “It always seems impossible until it’s done.
      Nelson Mandela”

      Continue with what you believe in, any small change will have an impact even on those who are laughing at you.

    • Our children in schools are taught that the police are there to keep us safe… and then the father gets harassed by petty traffic officers. The children start living in fear of the police. Confused they grow up. Not understanding the difference between education and reality. And then we wonder why we breed confusion.

  2. Bravo Tayali brave young man fighting for all of us cowering away at the infustice forced on us. I salute you young man.

    • Jay Jay, you only live once my brother, that is why you are where you are. Tayali has plans to become president of the country and gong by what is the norm these days he is on the right path.

    • Tayali is the worst example of a young politician. Even Siulapwa never sunk this low. Every Zambian is fully aware that the ZP needs upgrading and fast. But this is not the way to do it. A more subtle lobby strategy where he would have been seeking audience with existing mps from all the parties in parliament and convincing them to table a motion that can upgrade ZP. Like Chipimo and his TPG plan. Not this nonsense!!! To even compare him to Martin Luther is an abomination in itself, that’s why many have noted that opposition in Africa has gone to the dogs!!!

    • Zambian citizen….

      What other way ?? Active protests against corruption and mismangment are they way to go……

      well done tiyali don’t listen to some of these people happy with the status quo…..

    • Since August 2016, you have been advocating for “active protests” against all sorts of things, petition, corruption and whatever but you have drawn blanks since. Even when donkey #1 was incarcerated you foretold a massive uprising, but that didn’t happen too.
      THE MORAL OF MY COMMENT: Zambian people are knowlegable enough to tell what sort of action can bring them results (..errr, that is why they have rejected hakainde a record 5 times at the ballots!!). There is no super-oppressive entity squeezing us, so why not act in a civil manner by tabling our ideas formally and to the right authorities???

    • Zambian citizen

      Zambians are generally illinfomed of their rights and even during elections can vote for a fraud convict to be President as long as they are fed with useless slogans….police brutality and compromised civic organisations leave citizens with only one path….to follow meekly even when their futures are being mortgaged while they live in poverty with the rulling elite becoming multi millionaires overnight…..

      FYI lungu can never win any elections without violence, intimidation and thuggery….

  3. this is good S.H.I.I.T.I from Tayala.there is too much dirty(corruption,thievery) under this pf government and Chagwa

    • Lazy Lungu was in Mfuwe whole of last week eating game meat paid for taxpayers…he comes back and has no shame being recievedby Veep like he was away abroad for 10 years …really lazy man he is!!

  4. Well done and well spoken, Tayali. This is the kind of mindset, particularly among young Zambians that we need.

  5. We thank you God Almighty for raising a young man in Tayali who is so brave. We pray that many more young people, will stand up against all these evils like Tayali has done. Where are you young men of Zambia? You do not need to turn violent, but all you need is just doing the thing he has done…..his message is clear and loud enough. Lord we thank you for speaking through this young man, thank you for giving him the courage, the wisdom to outline the issues as they really are without fear or favor. Lord we need many more of his caliber, this we pray in Jesus,s name.

    • @Goliath,
      Well spoken. Yes, we must thank Almighty God our creator that you do not need to turn violent, but all you need is just doing the thing Tayali has done…. One quote comes to mind:-

      “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love”. – Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. In a country where the president himself has a documented history of thieving it seems almost unfair to target his police chief who is only emulating his role model. The whole system is rotten to the core and needs over-hauling by first getting rid of PF.

  7. This is what we need more of……more protests to weed out mismangment and corruption……

    tiyali must now set up a donation account…..i for one will put $10 into that account to help the voice of the downtrodden…..

  8. KULIBONESHA TAAAA TAYALI…………… WE ALWAYS WANT TO CONFUSE TALKING TOO MUCH AND BEING BRAVE OR INTELLIGENT..

    • Kulibonesha?? Are you serious? If you have read the petition and understood it and all you can come up with is “KULIBONESHA”, THEN You, my friend are seriously brain washed. No, scratch that, you are brain damaged big time.

  9. SORRY IF YOUR TARGET IT GET RID OF PF AND INSTALL UPND, YOU ARE CHEATING YOURSELF! AMERICANS SAY “DESPERATE PEOPLE NEVER WIN”! UPND AND THEIR HH ARE TOO DESPERATE TO RULE SO THEY WILL NEVER WIN IN ZAMBIA, MAY BE TRY SOUTH AFRICA WITH MALEMA!

    • PF is DESPERATE to hold on to political Power.
      1.This is clear when you look at the growth of HH in Presidential results in the last three General Elections.
      2. Political persecution through tramped up charges and Noelle.
      3. Thieving ministers ( ck?)and state house road fund misuses
      4. Party cadets violence and anarchism.
      The PFmmd are in DESPERATION.

    • MANDANDA. mr egg do you read what it is all about or do you just blog for the sake of blogging. Tayali is not UPND. He has raised very good points in his demo and unless you drive a GRZ then you do not know the inconvieniance of some of the points Tayali has raised.

  10. Am amazed at how this boy behaves. Whose attention does he want to get? This guy guy is really trivial. He has a case against the same IG that he is protesting about…..can somebody tell me…is this not contempt of court? Is there no other ways he he could have used other than walk half naked in the street….honestly this is utter rubbi1sh for a grown up chap like him, and he calls himself president of the opposition party. By the way how many members has he got in the same party? Am definitely sure that he is the only member of the so called opposition party, not even his wife is a member of his party…….SHAME ON HIM .PLEASE GROW UP AND DO SOMETHING SENSIBLE FOR ONCE
    Probably just go and sit at home and do some small gardening in the back yard….

    • The fact that you have read his petition and FAILED to address the points he has raised point-for-point speaks volumes about you.

    • You must be a dull and ignorant citizen, are you the only one who does not know that the PIG was defeated by this same young man you are vilifying and the only option he was left with was to cry for the nolle through the compromised and spoon fed DPP?

  11. Since August 2016, you have been advocating for “active protests” against all sorts of things, petition, corruption and whatever but you have drawn blanks since. Even when donkey #1 was incarcerated you foretold a massive uprising, but that didn’t happen too.
    THE MORAL OF MY COMMENT: Zambian people are knowlegable enough to tell what sort of action can bring them results (..errr, that is why they have rejected hakainde a record 5 times at the ballots!!). There is no super-oppressive entity squeezing us, so why not act in a civil manner by tabling our ideas formally and to the right authorities???

    • Zambian citizen

      Zambians are generally illinfomed of their rights and even during elections can vote for a fraud convict to be President as long as they are fed with useless slogans….police brutality and compromised civic organisations leave citizens with only one path….to follow meekly even when their futures are being mortgaged while they live in poverty with the rulling elite becoming multi millionaires overnight…..

      FYI lungu can never win any elections without violence, intimidation and thuggery….

  12. Good points raised by Mr Tayali. I am happy on the points the young man has raised on corrupt Traffic Police Officers. They have lost all the shame. They are doing it openly.It is now business for them. I feel so disgusted when I see these traffic officers.

  13. You have points, especially about the traffic officers but the way you have taken matters leaves much to be desired…anyway you have never inspired me in any way baba

  14. Zambian Citizen,

    I doubt if u r even a real Zambian, though u call yourself so. You are always so negative and your understanding of really issues on the ground is very amazing. You write long comments and all of them attacking who ever voices real issues in the country. Please get a life, be objective and grow up.

    • These are part of corruption…..or certainly benificeries of corruption and mismangment to the disadvantage of the masses.. .

  15. If we had many people with derailed minds like @JJ #1.5, 2.1 and Tayali itself, this country could be like Somalia.

    • And if we had full of people like Sharon, Zambian citizen, njimbu , terrible and other PF rats we would be living under Isis like rule…

  16. Why is it that, the mostly neutrals posting above seem to be appluding tiyalis actions, his message seems to resonate with them but the usual PF rats, some posting under multiple names are the only ones condemning tiyali ????

  17. If anyone had any doubt that Tayali ni ofuntha. You have your confirmation now. Why picket without a shirt and shoes? If Tayali ni osafuntha then he has too much free time on himself. Oro kuti ni kusankhala na nchito nanga ni so? Kupanga point nikupanga, manje kapangidwe!

  18. Reading through the blogs can make one sick. What has really gone wrong with our young people today? Is it about cowardice? Or is it about the level of thinking? Though others have put it right that it’s the lack of knowledge on their human rights. They call Tayali mental patient, not knowing that it’s them who needs a doctor. How can you fully be human without rights to pray, to assemble with others to share ideas, to be triad in a lawful manner, to be heard, and other rights? Yet you sit there and you say you are happy? Those who are saying this and that about him, what have you done yourselves to correct the many wrong things happening in this country? Is because it’s your relatives doing them? Tayali needs a pat on his back. He is brave, compared to most of you cowards saying…

  19. Tayali ni ntayo ya muntu,how do u protest alone that is the y yo wife and neighborhors can’t accompanied u thy knew are going to an dress

  20. If Tayali din’t say anything sensible people wouldn’t have been commenting. For the fact that Tayali’s petition and protest has made people to post good and bad comments, then he has done it successfully. Those of you who are insulting Tayali and calling him names, you are enemies of democracy. Read objectively and not subjectively. Those of you who call him a mad person, remember that we are all mad and what differs is the level of Madness.

    Some of the poeple who condemn Tayali have never done anything which has made people to post on net or any fool to post a good or bad comment on their actions.
    MULEKENI TAYALI NI BOMBASA YA NYOKO?

  21. Madness comes in many different ways and degrees. He should have removed all clothing so that his message can be piecing. Children, please stop you dad from disgracing your family.

  22. @Spaka like lilo, #23.1, you could have been treated there with him too! Maybe even many more from the District!

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