Police arrest Laura Miti and others over firegate demos

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Police move in to arrest protesters

Police in Lusaka have arrested Alliance for Community Action Directir Laura Miti, opposition PeP president Sean Tembo, singer Pilato and other protesters who gathered to protest against the procurement of 42 fire tenders.

The protesters under the Joint Alliance for Community Action gathered at Puma Filling Station opposite Mulungushi International Conference Centre around 12:30.

The protestors were led by Mr Tembo, Pilato and ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape around 12: 30 hours and were later joined by Ms. Miti at 13:00 Hours after returning from Police Headquarters where she went to meet the police after they summoned her over the demonstrations.

The protestors carried placards demanding action on those involved in the purchase of 42 fire tenders.

As the protestors peacefully marched and approached the gate of Parliament, some police officers grabbed and destroyed their placards.

At this stage, the protestors decided to continue with their protest with Ms. Miti and others opting to sit peacefully on a pavement near main the entrance to Parliament building.

Later, a horse of PF cadres arrived to offer solidarity to Finance Minister Felix Mutati on his budgetary presentation but started urging the police to arrest the protestors.

Police then moved in and picked up Ms. Miti, Mr Tembo, Pilato and others and drove them to Woodlands Police Station

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  1. “The other week, Kanganja was allowing Patriotic Front cadres all over the country to protest against finance minister Felix Mutati and demanding his resignation or removal. But today, the police is stopping people from protesting the corruption surrounding the purchase of 42 fire tenders at $42 million.”

    This is kapoyongo protecting lungu who pocketed in the region of $5 million

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    • Wrong Person ffs.

      The real nuisance person on the man mistakenly released not long ago.

      Laura has done nothing wrong.

      I speak for all Zambians.

      You want to solve the distabilisatons of your country ? Then head south of your country.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Here is the thing

      There is a demand and supply analogy being swept under the carpet.

      When you are in trouble you do something about it. You want fire trucks, you had had unprecedented blazes all around the country, time after time.

      You have a supplier that could supply you the engine quickly and a certain costs ofcourse people this will drive the price up.

      The $1m for those trucks are a reasonable amount. No problem at all.

      Either you understand this simple economic or you remain 5tupid.

      Either way this is all a storm in a teacup – in 2021 PF will win these elections.

      All the keyboard warriors on LT don’t even vote.

      This was a fare deal for anyone as smart as Iam

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • It was not right for the Police to arrest these protesters! They were protesting for a just cause! We can’t have such broad daylight robbery as is the case with these firetenders! USD42million is a lot of money for heavens sake-orphans welfare, schools for the kids can be equipped, prisons can be improved, welfare programs for the disabled can be funded instead of wasting so much money- those fire engines are in the range of not more than USD500,000 not 1million each. May the ones guilty be dealt with accordingly.

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    • Awe mwandi, ati , I have a PHD fimo fimo.
      Can not even logically express the her so called “demand and supply analogy”, this degrading those who really have the valuable PHD.

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    • This very sad and like Kambwili has said, tabakwata insoni ( they have no shame). Pity that the police have been reduced to zombies who can be abused and directed by cadres,

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    • @Mushota now people are even questioning your qasi-qulifications! Perhaps it high time you showed us those so called PhD you claim to have. Your constuction of grammer is also questionable. You must be one of those Congolaise with Indian based credentials! You seem to spend more time on the internet trolling.

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    • And the people finally woke up and arose to the injustices of the 1%. I love the new Zambian attitude!

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    • POLICE OFFICERS: YOU ARE BEING UNPATRIOTIC BY ARRESTING CITIZENS WHO ARE DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THE PEOPLE THEY PUT IN OFFICES. YOU ARE ALSO DOING A DISERVICE TO YOURSELVES AND YOUR RELATIVES. EXAMINE YOUR CONSCIENCE. YOU HAVE BECOME ENEMY NO.1 OF THE NATION.

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  2. So the police acted on instructions from the PF cadres who came? There was no man power to protect those who were protesting against corruption that’s why they were denied the permit to protest. It was an illegal protest by them.

    But what about the PF cadres? Who permitted them to protest? How did they obtain their permit? Where did man power come from to protect them?

    This is a shame. Where to Zambia? Nothing lasts forever, time is the best judge and time will tell.
    Cry my beloved country.

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  3. What about PF cadres? Did they even inform police or they just sprung up. What harm could such a small group of protesters caused compared to those thugs of cadres who went to offer solidarity.

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  4. God will raise a Moses to save Zambia from this Lungu, Pukuta. Joshua, Sumaili Gate. Already the tower of babel is falling with CK punching more holes.

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    • Am sure you are dreaming. Pls work up now. We are with Lungu till 2026. So just work hard & stop yo blood stupid dreamz

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  5. WHo is this old woman in the last picture? LEAVING HOME WITH GRANDCHILDREN NO FOOD U GO PROTEST JESUS,WHAT U DO ME DONT KNOW OH, KINDLY RECRUIT PILATO TO COMPOSE A NICE SONG FOR PF 2021, LAURA MITTI THOUGH NOT SHOWN IN THE PAPER HERE, MUST STOP THAT KANGAROO ORGANIZATION BE FOCUSED JOIN PF WE CAN APPOINT YOU MINISTER OF GENDER , WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE U TO HELP LEAD ZAMBIA LOOK NOW U ARE OLD COME EARLY TO PF BEFORE WRINKLES DEVELOP

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  6. What about the PF cadres? Why weren’t they arrested??? Kampyongo has set a very bad precedent and his end will not be a good one.

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  7. Kambwili can be next President for sure, he seems like the only one that can save Zambia from these blood suckers in lungus gang….they will not arrest him, like hh or any one else, kambwili knows too much.

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  8. Kambwili can be next President for sure, he seems like the only one that can save Zambia from these blood parasites in lungus gang….they will not arrest him, like hh or any one else, kambwili knows too much.

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  9. The message has been sent already. The very act of arresting peaceful demonstrators shows that the misleaders are hiding something. The world is watching. Thats more publicity for the protesters.

    As for the cops they are most despicable pusillanimous uniformed scoundrels.

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  10. How did you all come up with naming the scandal firegate. Are you likening the scandal to that of the U.S. Watergate scandal. Do you know why it was called Watergate scandal. Why dont you just call it the fire trucks or fire engines scandal. It makes more sense

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  11. It is official, you are allowed to protest in Zambia as long as your protest message is in line with those in power…….protest against Mutati were impromptu and no one was arressted. Even today, the PF cadres, without notification to the police, were able to protest but those that had followed the law got arrested.

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  12. Well done ZP.arrest the chief trouble maker (HH) too and once he is back in mukobeko,please throw the keys into indian ocean!!
    Why protest over the matter which ACC is already looking into?causing trouble in the country is bad because it affects our economy.things have improved than they were after 2016 elections.we wont eat HH’s confusion.we need our economy to grow and peace is vital for that.PLEASE ZP BEAT UP THAT MITI AND PILATO SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOME MANNERS!!!

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    • Njimbu, how does HH come into this topic? He is not the one that is trying to blind Zambians into believing that those small fire trucks cost a million each. I have respected some of your views but retract your blog it is below you. Some of us Zambians are fed up with the blatant thefts going on and we are not all uneducated like those who go and dance at the airport for a fee.

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  13. CAGE THE IDIOOTS PLEASE. This case was closed in 2016 by the anti corruption commision. If you have no data, keep quite iwe cinamayo FIMUTI

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  14. Mushota on this one you are wrong and now am questioning your PHD. $1Millión is alot of money which probably you Will never have in your entire life.
    The presidential Jet which our Republican President His Excellence Edgar Cardoso Lungu uses costs $700 000 and a private Jet owned by Mayweather monetário man costs $1Millión and a vehicle casting $1Million? ??

    Awe you are dull on this one.

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  15. Police asked Laura and team to just write a letter of protest but allowed PF cadres to protest at the same venue. Why did he not ask cadres to also just write a letter. This country is just for a selected few ai! Zambia Police be Police for all of us please.

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  16. Every Tax payer and stakeholder in Zambia, and every Tax payer and stakeholder in Countries that fund loans to Zambia has the right to know, the right to question how his/her money is being spent, how his/her interests are being represented and the right to freedom of repression as long as it is PEACEFUL. Period.

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  17. Ignorance is probably the best excuse – “we thought we should give the contract to the highest bidder not the lowest, sorry mistake just forget the ka 33 million we lost it somewhere”. If only that child’s level of reasoning could fly

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