Miles Sampa apologizes, says he was not kidnapped, shuts down his social media accounts

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Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has now retracted his earlier claims that he was kidnapped by some PF thugs in Lusaka’s Matero Township on Monday.

Mr Sampa in a statement that it has now come to his attention that what the youths did to him does not amount to kidnapping but threatening violence.

“It has come to my attention that the incident I encountered on Monday does not amount to kidnapping but threatening violence. As I felt my life was in danger and out of consequent trauma, my immediate reaction may have been out of context,” Mr Sampa said.

The Lusaka Mayor who caused a stir on Facebook after posting photos of himself brandishing a gun and threatening to shoot the youths he called illegal plot sellers have since apologized for his actions.

“I therefore wish to apologise unreservedly to all that I may have offended consequently. I regret and sorry to all that had reservations on my response out of the ordeal. It was poor judgement on my part and I take full responsibility,” he said.

He revealed that he has since met his Spiritual Mentor Catholic Priest Fr Charles Chilinda for counseling.

“have just come out of a meeting with one of my spiritual mentors Father Charles Chilinda and will keep seeking wisdom, guidance and counselling from all my seniors. These include His Excellency the President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, The Vice President Her Honour Inonge Mutukwa Wina, The SG Mr Davies Mwila, The PF Chairman Mr Samuel Mukupa, MCCs and Ministers among others.”

He added, “The office I hold on behalf of the people of Lusaka demands highest degree levels of integrity and decorum both in speech and actions. This I will keep aspiring to achieve on a daily basis.”

“As to my young brothers that attacked me, I hereby forgive them unconditionally and look foward to enjoying brotherhood and love with them. I therefore withdraw my formal complaint I lodged on them yesterday.”

He continued, “I am keen to work for a win win for all stake holders in the City and these are the President, the Government, the Party, The Council, all the people of Lusaka and in this context the youths and their aspirations.
I remain open to advice and counselling for the good of all the people of the City.”

Mr Sampa has since announced that he will be shutting down all his social media accounts forthwith.

“In line with good order and decorum of the Office of Mayor, I will be shutting my personal social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. All my communications will be via the Lusaka City Council official channels.”

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69 COMMENTS

    • To think this chap wanted to be president of Zambia shocks me!
      But then again this is zambia anything goes.
      Mayor feaces!

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    • Miles, please do Zambia a favor and Turn the Gun on yourself and pull the trigger since you seem to be trigger happy! How does the Mayor of Lusaka taut gun violence, what message are you sending? Resign or die! Makaka!

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    • Miles is ridiculously immature.

      Mot fit being a Mayor. He is making a mockery of that post.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Attention seeking…this guy has now become a drama queen….this is what people voted for….Joker and a foool plus very childish no wonder his wife divorced this clown

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    • Sampa does not need to close his need to close his media accounts , what he needs to close is his mouth and do what he promised the people. In fact closing his media accounts will not help him. How is he going to monitor the free WiFi network he promised for Lusaka. If Sata was alive this chap could have been banished. Miles behave or go miles away from Lusaka.

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    • You Zambians, learn something from Miles case, it has just shown what is wrong in Zambia, it shows who runs the country – thugs.
      In the eyes of these thugs, they thought he was stepping on their feet. So they just taught him a lesson, to step back, he just got a trauma of his life, so nikusabaila fye. but that is how it is.

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    • In as much! Fire him.

      He never learns a lesson.

      You cannot change the colour of tiger, leopard or cheeter. Miles will always be childish.

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    • Miles i remember you from UNZA one of the porriage boys,seriously back then i thought you were of privileged background only to come and learn later that you were a Matero Boy.You have never been real,that is why even after all you have gone through you appear to be tempting the devil himself to take you back to where you probably belong.
      THEY SAY WISDOM COMES WITH AGE BUT FOR YOU MY BROTHER AT 50 AGE CAME ALONE.

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  1. Coward,do understand the power of the mayor in our new construction?what is there to apologize when u promised to restore sanity

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  2. Sampa will not be FaceBooking and Tweeeting but he will certainly be on an alternative “social media ” …being ever present at KKIA to send off and recieve ECL at the airport tamarc.

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    • He was explicit in his BBC interview…I mean a grown man like him knows what kidnapping is, he also stated he knows who is funding the PF cadres, the boy had to call midget Stephen Kampyongo to send his officers.
      If Mayor of a City has to call a minister for help …what chance have we got as a Joe Public when PF cadres come to encroach on our small farms or plots?
      All Zambians wake up from your docility!!

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    • Looks like only Jay Jay has got the message – which is really saddening. Zambia is being run by cadres – all these guys in so called positions are decorum being used for acquiring riches. Iyee, how defeating!

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  3. “It has come to my attention that the incident I encountered on Monday does not amount to kidnapping but threatening violence. As I felt my life was in danger and out of consequent trauma, my immediate reaction may have been out of context,” Mr Sampa said.
    “I therefore wish to apologise unreservedly to all that I may have offended consequently. I regret and sorry to all that had reservations on my response out of the ordeal. It was poor judgement on my part and I take full responsibility,” he said.
    have just come out of a meeting with one of my spiritual mentors Father Charles Chilinda and will keep seeking wisdom, guidance and counselling from all my seniors. These include His Excellency the President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, The Vice President Her Honour Inonge Mutukwa Wina, The SG Mr…

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  4. In the words from the comedy film “Billy Madison”; “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely *****ic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in [Zambia] is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

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  5. Kikikikikikiki Miles Sampa provides the much needed laughter we all needed. He takes clown to a whole new level.

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  6. Well, all that comes to lead in the names of god …are failures! Life is a natural process , and good leaders use intellect backed up by a solid agenda. Christianity and its influence is reason you are electing pathetic and selfish leaders. Being humble and daily church attendee does transform one into a progressive leader. Infact , a good and progressive leader must be man fearing ,and not god.
    Zambia..lets wait and see!

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    • The colonizers used it to good effect with the image of White Jesus…today your own black leaders are using it to good effect on the docile masses.

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  7. Pliato was right when he said yesterday that when they want your votes they invite you in social media groups but as soon as they are in ..they opt out…here is a case of someone who is not mature enough to manage a Facebook account but has the keys to the City.

    Wasted Lungu Years Indeed!!

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    • But you voted for him and was adopted by PF ….who is more stupid? Dozy Lusaka residents or PF Committee….anyway you were fore-warned.

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  8. The you wonder why the country so rich is resources is still algging behind and depending on foreign aid. We have too many good for nothing psychos running the affairs of our countyr. Imagine this Sampa chap even thought he could be president of this country. He is the one who was threatening violence and the cops should have moved in to quickly arrest him for his unwarranted ourbursts.

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  9. I thought Sampa was a mature man!

    PF u gave people of Lsk a very immature man.

    Sampa is hopeless. I wonder how he will help people of Lsk? He is too immature.

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  10. What was the need to raise the alarn sure ba tata ba miles????kuleni pantu ulusaka lwalamikanina mumano

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  11. Sampa as long as you are there as Lusaka mayor we will never be short of entertainment. Keep it up we are looking forward to your next escapade.

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    • Yeeeaahhh, shake them up Miles!! That’s the spirit. We can’t have cadres distributing land while LCC sits by and watches.

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  12. Don’t be shocked or surprised. First y’all absconded from the vote… the few clueless voters did what you are now witnessing. Keep doing the same useless actions and see if you will get a better result. Mwe mbushi mwe.

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  13. Good decision. Now let’s move. Let’s go to work. It is important to be sober when in office. You are not like HH who has a bad brain or no brain. I still trust I will see change in you not like the unchangeable.

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    • @ mad cow sharon

      I wonder to whom you are referring when you say “…It is important to be sober when in office…?

      By any chance you are referring to anointed, visionary and Endemically Corrupt Leader of Plunderers Federation?

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  14. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes and he’s only human. People should find space in their hearts to forgive a person who apologizes and move on.

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  15. PF are all clowns …..if they are not borrowing they are stealing if they are not stealing they are making foo.ls of them selves……

    Hehehehehe……what a bunch of corrupt waisters…

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  16. The biggest embarrassment in my opinion is HH. He must withdraw and go and take care of Panama money laundering.

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  17. My president please help my mayor delivery we know he can work, but please help mentor him to lead by example may he be matured please sit him down look at Kitwe mayor very examply we need that in lusaka. I hope he concentrate on working not those petty issues.

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  18. Mr Sampa i wanna see downtown Lusaka cleaner ,better organized ,Matero ,Kalingalinga and Chibolya to have better roads/housing ,proper sewerlines and no pit latrines.No street vending ,better healthcare and sanitation plus better garbage collection services.

    Mr Sampa that leaves you with no time for FaceBooking and being at KKIA all the time .Now get down to serious work.

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  19. What a childish man sitting in the esteemed office of Executive Mayor of the Capital City of the Republic of Zambia!?!

    Have the Zambian voter lowered their standards to place trust in such a guy?

    He has been unstable, zig-zagging for a while now. He wanted to be president, forms own party, joins opposition party, forms a pact, breaks the pact, knees his way back to PF with a tongue on boot. Now this? Really, Lusaka deserves better.

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  20. The same powers that be, who orchestrated his Mayorship, have sat him down, given him a dressing down and had someone write that statement on his behalf – in an attempt to ‘reduce’ the embarrassment. But the whole lot is an embarrassment.

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  21. I see a freelance joker in Miles Sampa coz he is almost found everywhere. Ifyabupuba,UNPD’S, PF’S, his own party, and now with kidnapping jokes. We will continue keeping our faces serious because they are too much and do not fit your age sir!!!!!!!!!! Fix your chimpopo

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  22. How did PF just gather these clueless people as leaders? Is this all PF can offer? Who votes for these people? Voters in Zambia must really be low caliber.

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    • Kalos2020
      The credit goes to Michael Chilufya Mwango Katongo Charles Sata,abena Charlie Kays or late Satan,boy did he have the talent of gathering useless people.

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  23. This just makes very sad reading. The cadres are firmly in control and they have ECL by the ‘short and curlies.”

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  24. These kids in PF, Mlies Sampa, Amos Chanda and others , kaya. Its only Bowman who is visibly busy working. Going directly to citizens pain points.

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  25. Never mind “kidnapping”. If the mayor was threatened with violence why does the mayor have to apologize? The ones who made the threats should now be before the courts!

    …oh, I forgot. This is PF-Zambia. Sorry.

    And yes, even so Miles is a drama queen.

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  26. No backbone. He is made to apologize to thugs who held him hostage against his will simply because the boys are on the Bowman Lusambo team. This is where the country is going with more power to cadres than people. We miss Mwanawasa for his stance against power of cadres.

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  27. Is it possible for him to say such things willingly? He must have been threatened and told to “apologise” by the PF military, when in actual fact it happened. Never play with PF MILES!!!! especially now, you end up a clown!!!
    One thing for sure MILES is not PF, just using it to ascend to wealth in the council kwasila. And there are many more of his caliber in PF who will appear at the convention and vote “wrongly”.

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  28. Can some one help me fill in the puzzle in PF. Amos Chanda hauled obscenities at Kambwili and later blamed it on poor judgement. Now Miles Sampa has also behaved like a gangster not befitting the status of his office and has also blamed it on poor judgement.
    Is this the type of crap holding positions of influence? Cry my beloved country.

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  29. The only issue I have with Miles Sampa is him having left the PF to form his own party then join UPND, then go back to PF, but on the whole he is a peformer like his Uncle MCS. The closing of his Facebook page was also a bad decision, some people actually enjoyed watching his live stream while peforming his duties, in fact more politicians should be encouraged to work like him.

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  30. i really hope you have learnt from this episode.
    My earnest advice is : GET A TEAM TO MANAGE YOUR PUBLIC LIFE, maybe the ” task force” you have formed.
    Choose the members carefully AND THEN act as directed. You can’t do this public image on your own – clearly.

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  31. Mr. Sampa , forget about spiritual mentors for now , what u need are guiding principles in life and to stick by them. That way you will find you have very few to apologise to , and perhaps wary of hugging antagonists. You need a spine , not a priest.

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