Bowman Lusambo busts Four traffic Police officers for corruption

62
8,117 views

Four traffic Police officers in Lusaka have been busted while mounting an illegal roadblock where they obtained over K2,200 from motorists illegally.

The police officers who had mounted an illegal road block along Mungwi road where busted by Lusaka province minister Bowman Lusambo today as he conducted his tours.

The officers who identified themselves as Charity Zuze, Mukela Chibesa, Moses Chiinga and Sergeant Laban Bwalya were caught unawares as they mounted a road block with an unregistered vehicle.

And the Lusaka province minister who was visibly disappointed by the conduct of the officers vowed to get rid of the bad eggs amongst civil servants in the province.

Mr Lusambo says the civil service is not as bad as certain sections of society portray it, but that there are just a few individuals engaging in bad vices which are denting the president’s image.

He has since stated that he will forward the issue and the names of the officers to the Inspector General of Police for further action.

Loading...

62 COMMENTS

    • Thats an easy target Bowman. We know our Policemen and women like most citizens are suffering because of PF. Why the double punishment.

      10

      19
    • My apologies guys, Bowman got balls.
      Let him take over from ka overzealous Kapyongo.
      Bowman sounds like Sata when he was Lusaka Governor, Ba KK simply loved him.

      19

      2
    • I grew up in a home where sometimes we went without food for a whole day but never did I stole from anyone.

      9

      0
    • Is that a TV station camcorder…does Bowman travel around with his own camera man from ZNBC? No wonder the other ministers are jealous…but the boy is positioning himself even his sleepy boss will not know what will hit him.
      In Tanzania they have a unit that is tasked specifically to curb and arrest corrupt cops ….how is IG still in the job with such lawlessness?

      9

      1
    • Sacrificial lambs really. The fact that it has taken Lusambo to bust this is an indictment on police leadership. Can juniors just leave the police station and do as they please?

      9

      1
    • We need systems. Lusambo can’t be in 100 places at the same time.

      Just like Mutati was going round stopping govt vehicles on the road over weekends, the trend has continued, with tu ma Chinese driving ZAF vx land-cruisers without any fear.

      Or when Lungu went to clean Chongwe market instead of putting a solid waste system in place. Today Chongwe market is a filthy pit again.

      We need systems, not posing camera.

      7

      0
    • Denting the president’s image? Isn’t clueless Lungu the King of corruption himself? Wow.

      5

      0
    • FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
      ——————————
      CITIZEN ARREST – CORRUPTION – ZP TRAFFIC OFFICER EARLY RETIREMENT – HON. MINISTER BOWMAN LUSAMBO
      ——————————-

      As an Advocate for Democracy and Good Governance in Africa, my work has been an inspirational to the continent and provides the empirical evidence which supports the argument that bad governance and corruption are symptoms of leadership and institutional failure in most African Countries if not all. We find that leadership changes is either frequent or infrequent, and both cases, these leaders (misleaders) prefer to govern where institutions are very week or do not exist, so that they will not be held accountable for their corrupt behavior and total abuse of office. With the absence of proper…

      2

      0
  1. Good job Lusambo,

    It seems like you are shaking things up.

    I hope you can also catch Lungu & Kaiser red-handed receiving thick brown envelopes.

    Start bringing your cabinet friends to task over corrupt activities.

    18

    2
  2. All this our able Anti corruption don’t see it. Can anyone please inform me why we still have this department?

    22

    0
    • In 2002 a friend of mine was reported by an ACC officer to a Kitwe magistrates court employee who my friend had reported to the ACC for corrupt practices. My was intimidated and his issue. ….he had lent some K8m to someone who had failed to back. ..even up to the time he passed on

      0

      1
    • You will NEVER, NEVER EVER have an effective ACC, as long as you will be questioning and asking people to provide evidence, which is supposed to be ACC jobs.
      I would have understood if the request was for people to report SUSPECTED corruption cases and let ACC find the evidence.
      But if the head of state is advocating that people do ACC job, then just forget it. Any other narration is just rubbish.

      2

      0
  3. Paipa apa mudala..
    now lets how police officers will work.. kaili we have seen their bedding’s and dirty underwares they have..

    2

    0
  4. Y reporting them to the IG?He should just report them to the ACC so that they can be prosecuted & he’ll the state witness capwa.

    4

    0
  5. Why are you calling this corruption. This is theft. Kawalala. These Police chaps even defied Home affairs Minister and have continued to mount these road blocks. The notorious characters are the speed trap guys. Rotten country

    9

    1
  6. Cheap political mileage. This cancer has been with us for years and years. Lusambo shouldn’t pretend that he is not aware of this cancer. Buuuufi. ..!

    3

    11
    • You must be either a policeman or a beneficiary of corruption. How can it be political? This is what the police need because they can’t investigate each other when even their bosses knock off late because of waiting for the day’s offerings.

      5

      1
    • Ba Pungwa on this one let us give Lusambo credit, well done sir a job well done, I am mostly sickened by Lusambo s grovelling but iyi mwabomba ba mfumu ba Lusambo.

      5

      0
  7. This traffic trash should be disbanded.It smells corruption to the core.Most of these traffic police men and women are extremely and shameless corrupt elements.Though they say it takes two to tangle,corrupt elements have permeated all spheres of ministries.It is a shame that corruption has become a norm of life.
    It needs to be eradicated by assembling leadership that is pragmatic and has zero tolerance to corruption.The current leadership has no drive in the fight against corruption.It is full of rhetoric and no pragmatism at all.This cancer is evident through the Auditor General’s reports which are produced year in year out.We have a liaise-fare attitude towards the fight of this vice.It is part of our life and business as usual.A lot of resources have been wasted on Auditors report…

    5

    0
  8. this is not the real corruption fight that will impress or develop the nation! start with the head, corruption involving millions of dollars! lusambo and his young brother are stinking rich and involved in illegal scrap metal dealing in the mines, perhaps he should start with his brother in c/belt!!!

    1

    2
  9. Traffic offences and penalties:
    Cheapest: Careless driving: 225k
    Most Expensive: DUI 6000k:

    Here ladies and gentlemen lie the problem with corruption on the roads. I call it Institutionalised corruption. If one of the brake lights on my car are not working because I hit a pothole and connections get loose and this police guy stops me and says this is 300k, would I rather pay him 50k without a receipt or would I pay 300k get a receipt which for all I know could be fake? Let’s be honest. These penalties are breeding corruption and not prohibiting it. Let’s reduce all of them to 20-50k and no one will be bribing the police on the roads.

    3

    0
    • Institutionalized corruption! I like this!Do you that Mwanawasa installed
      th institutionalized corruption and nepotism!!

      0

      0
  10. Well done and please let these bad eggs be an example to others. Please these cops manage to use there own cars and fuels when it comes to road blocks ,but when you report a crime they say they have no transport or fuel. Every check point country wide that’s what goes on. Trust me ,it’s 99.5% of them. It’s this bad and it’s a shame the defenders of the law, are the most corrupt.

    6

    0
  11. K2200 by mid-day, translates to 4000 by close of business.

    That’s K120,000 by close of the month. Multiply that by say 10 groups in Lsk, the loot comes to K1,200,000, i.e. K1.2bn unrabased in one month mu Lsk alone.

    Koma kuli kuny0pola mu traffic. We can’t survive as a country like this.

    5

    0
  12. Those are small fish, comrade. What will happen is that they will just quickly transfer those officers to other regions. If they are prosecuted, the fear is that they will spill the beans as to who are the bigger bosses in that collection they did, which can spiral to bigger fish. So, the best that will happen will be to silently transfer the officers. it’s normal in the civil service because corruption is a cancer. No matter how hard you try to nip it out, no matter the chemotherapy applied, the cancer of corruption in the civil service is endemic and can’t be cured.

    2

    0
  13. That’s what Zambians want to see proactive leadership,selfless and hardworking. Its being long time we saw such such type of leaders. We hope to see such even more and hope others can learn from Boman. Not just doing nothing in those offices and full of lip service with empty promises.

    6

    0
    • BOWMAN EXTEND YOUR IMPROMPTU VISIT TO MUVI TV REPORTERS ABD EDITORS THEY GET BRIBES FROM SOURCES BECAUSE THEY DON’T RECEIVE SALARIES

      1

      0
  14. Theft is theft, it doesn’t matter the size of the fish at it. Know something about multiplier factor bro?

    Many small fishes stealing at once cause more damage than one big fish at it. As the late Paul Matavire put it in one of his songs: TEA SPOON INOPEDZA SAGA RA SUGAR (Teaspoon will finish a bag of sugar without you noticing it).

    5

    0
    • I hear you NEWS EDITOR i’m aware the reporters at MUVI TV ba nsala they like begging that’s why I avoid them people like Kennedy Phiri, Mabvuto, Alexander very stupid imbeciles always asking for K10 for them to write about me

      0

      0
    • I just wonder where these who are calling these cops small fish. ….fight against corruption at any level is more welcome than insinuations that cannot be proved. It doesn’t matter who’s involved because these cops make our motoring lives hell. They do everything to ensure they extract something from you. ..including asking you to switch on headlights individually. ..one at a time.

      1

      0
  15. Well done my honourable minister. I will always love you because you inspire me . All the way sir. Next is garden police central and manda hill traffic. They just dent the image of the government

    2

    1
    • iye mwatiuneselamo ba MUVI na njala yanu same naba police $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      0

      0
  16. He should go ahead and report to the anti corruption commission also, manje the cops will be tough on would be offenders, muzamuziba mulungu manje with what Lusambo has started.

    0

    1
    • They just have to do the right things – many will end up being caught in the web should they listen to you.

      2

      0
  17. congregations Lusambo. personally, Lusambo was not my favorite Minister, however, this days l have started liking him. please continue, also look out for those traffic Police on the copperbelt at salamano along kitwe Mufulira road, near kafue river; they are doing the same.

    4

    0
  18. Those talking about protocol are from Jupiter. Those cops take those collections kuli ba mwami so as far as the chain of command is concerned they’re safe. We need what Lusambo has done. Maybe one of these embarrassed cops may just sing and take someone big with her.

    0

    0
  19. The biggest problem here is illiteracy.

    This boy was dacing and throwing stones.

    Govt is a system. Its not a bus station

    And all these pf cadres supporting such stunts, ask them which institution they worked before.

    1

    2
    • If the commanding officer can’t discipline his cops what do you do next? Those cops are thieves full stop. What happened to the citizens arrest? That’s what Lusambo has done. ..exercised his rights as a citizen. Fortunately he’s a minister and as such he carries more weight than ordinary citizens.

      1

      0
  20. Can kampyogo bust cops at police station so who ask money from arrested individuals for purposes of being police bond. People In cells pay as much as 50,000zmk just to have case dropped or released by the so called C5 chaps. Can we do something about these cops.??

    0

    0
  21. 2000 by midday. multiplied by 3 = 6000 per day times 106 districts = 636 000. times 365 days= k230, 440,000 : divided by 4000 = 57,610 teachers,

    0

    0
  22. Well done sir. We needed such actions. We have enough of such incidences and not just Lusaka. The naughty ones are also in Kabwe especially at the check point near ZNS. As for Lusaka I have more evidence to discipline another. Eish, not forgetting about the Kamwala police officer starting from the officer in charge. We must all not rise up and stop giving them our drivers licenses. For about 3 weeks I was without my license coz this named officer misplaced it only to be told be through a phone call that my licence was with his boss who previously refused to have received my license. From that incident we could also deduce some evidence of corruption. How? Coz she wanted me to give her a 300 which I refused.

    0

    0
  23. This is good ba Lusambo, another thing, if the Traffic police think some cars (Especially public minibuses) are not fit to be on the road, rather than mounting up check points every where and causing traffic jam, why not go to their loading station and check them out before being dispatched just like the RTSA guys are doing it at intercity bus terminus. Let them station their officers at millennium, city market, lumumba and ku Lima tower, but should no be collecting any money.

    0

    0
  24. If in other countries trafficking of drugs is a capital offence,in Africa it is time corruption should be rated the same coz it is a big cancer.

    1

    0
  25. Comment:one of women is my mam but no problem she can be fired and jailed my dad will marry another one . and these are the people who were recruited through corruption.

    0

    0
  26. At corruption ikapwa these are thieves just yesterday I personally witnessed where a truck driver giving a police man some Unnon amount of money at the border post as you are coming from Mansa entering Congo .
    And that money was transferred from a junior officer to a senior officer who was working there and what he did was to put that money in his large pocket.
    Please Mr Lusambo we need a system to be catching these thieves .
    And that track was carrying people .

    0

    0

Comments are closed.