Chinese military training in Zambia
Chinese military training in Zambia

Police in Zambia arrested two Chinese nationals over the weekend over allegations that they were giving illegal military training to members of a local security firm.

Police said one was arrested on Saturday and another on Sunday in the country’s tourist capital, Livingstone.

In total, at least 11 people, including Zambians, were arrested in the operation.

A Zambian director of Alert Safety Security in Livingstone was also detained.

The nine were round up near the Livingstone Weighbridge and two kilometres off Great North Road.

Southern Province Police Commissioner, Bonnie Kapeso said the suspects were found with one pistol, seven shotguns and one big air gun with a box containing shotgun ammunition.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso said in a statement that Police had confiscated shotguns, a pistol and ammunition, he added.

The military hardware allegedly belongs to a security company whose proprietor is Lusaka based.

Mr. Kapeso said the group has been conducting trainings without clearance from the police further adding that the uniform used looks similar to the one used by National Parks and Wildlife Authority.

“We have arrested another Chinese national and a Zambian director of Alert Safety Security in Livingstone, who are both suspects in the case of unlawful drilling eight shotguns and pistol were recovered. This now brings to eleven the total number of suspects who are helping with police investigations with two Chinese nationals and nine Zambians. We have constituted a combined team of District Joint Operations Committee (DJOC) to probe the matter,” said Mr. Kapeso in a statement

On Saturday, Kapeso disclosed that the Chinese trainers had imported military fatigue gear for the Zambians trainees from China.

“Upon investigations, one pistol, seven shotguns and one big air gun with a box containing shotgun ammunition were recovered allegedly owned by the security company proprietor. The group has been conducting trainings without clearance from the police because the uniform used looks similar to the one used by Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA),” said Kapeso in a statement.

He said Police are waiting for the owner of the security company to establish ownership of the guns since he is based in Lusaka while the suspects are in custody helping with investigations.

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58 COMMENTS

    • Patrick Lumumba was deported bcoz he was a security threat due to the fact that he was coming to give a lecture on Chinese Investment. Yet it’s Chinese who are a serious security threat:-
      – They’ve been shooting Zambians on a daily basis
      – Rhinos at L/stone game park have been killed for their horns
      – Influx of Chinese are taking over informal jobs from locals which will soon lead to violent protests or xenophobic reaction
      – Chinese are producing counterfeit products & ARV-fed chickens which are a health risk
      – Chinese are abusive & mostly racis.t towards locals
      State House has been state-captured by Chinese thru huuuge bribes to Lungu

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    • Now, tell me. Who poses a security threat here—these Chinese nationals training potential rebels or Prof Lumumba? Hello? And if you think that this is scary, then you aren’t seen nothing yet. Because it’ll get worse. The Chinese have seen that Zambia is a soft target of all African countries, in which to establish their organized crime syndicates. And this because of the corrupt leaders running the country. Zambia will soon be flooded with illegal firearms, and will become a virtual war zone, as these outlaw Chinese continue to recruit and train and arm various criminal gangs to carry out their criminal activities on unsuspecting Zambians—while corrupt clueless Lungu continues to defend them. If it was Zambians in China found with guns like this , training Chinese nationals,…

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    • (continued)… they would be sentenced to death immediately.
      Please, wake up fellow Zambians before you lose your country. Demand that Lungu begin to hold these Chinese people accountable. Round up all the Chinese who don’t qualify as investors and throw them out of the country.

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    • The Chinese people that come to Zambia are the most active ever in the world. It’s rare to read about Chinese doing something wrong across the world, but those in Zambia, it has become a routine.
      I don’t know, does the Chinese government send some of their poorest people, hence the reason for their misbehavior?

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    • At chi shupu sorry shu shu shu f**k you, what f**king evidence are you looking for you dick-head…coz of ***** like you these chinese people think we are dull.

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    • You can only wonder what these men would be trained for …I hope its not poaching, by the 2021 at this rate the Lungu’s Chinks will surely be in control, there is no leadership ..the onus is on us to fight for this country or else our children will not have a future; they will be illegal aliens in there own country.

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    • Just a man with some ignorance of the law just like HH and Larry Mweetwa. No big deal. Press charges and educate the man.

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    • general Kanene, sadly it’s quite common to read about Chinese doing wrong across the world. In fact, Chinese nationals are arrested almost daily and in surprisingly large numbers. In Ghana they’ve arrested and deported them by the hundreds at a time. In Uganda recently some were arrested for illegal sand dredging in Lake Victoria – they fought arresting officials! A few days ago Malayasia arrested 93 – yes, you read that right – Chinese nationals. Over 100 were arrested a few months ago and in Cambodia where they’re arrested weekly. Indonesia arrested over 100 in August, I believe. Constantly in the Philippines. In Pakistan last month 10-12 Chinese were arrested on weapons charges, on another occasion they were assaulting Pakistani police. Now there’s a Chinese journalist that was…

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  1. This is a serious National Security issue! Why are we Zambians entertaining this level of lawlessness by foreigners? Is it our poverty and love for money driving us into these levels of irresponsibility? Foreigners are not supposed to be allowed into our Security Systems and should not own land! When it comes to land issues, Foreigners should not own land! If they need to use our land, it should be on the basis of lease! These Chinese are a serious vermin infestation we need to address now!

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    • These are the Wasted Lungu Years of lies, deceitfulness, incompetence, recklessness and laziness but come day of national prayers docile Zambians will amass to pray with these crooks in PF govt.

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    • These are wasted Hakainde Mentally-Disabled years. Five consecutive losses going into six when we send him into retirement. He has no clue that he is an UNWANTED and UNELECTABLE CLUELESS TRIBAL H-organiser.

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  2. Does ZP know what military training is? That nonsense they do at Lilayi can never be called military training. There is a need to differentiate between military and fire arm training. Shotguns are not the weapon of choice for any military training but rather are used by security firms. The only area this security firm erred on was the use of camouflage uniforms that was an error. So the headline should be Chinese arrested for importing Camouflage uniforms.

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    • Dude you are lost .Police training has changed. The triple schools ( Kamfinsa,Lilayi & Sondela) do a combination of Police duties, military, weapon training and law.Its only that military training is more hard at Sondela bcoz that is their core training , riot drill is more emphasized at Kamfinsa whilst Law is more emphasized at Lilayi college.The duration is between 10 months to 1 year. ….Lilayi recruits go to Sondela for a month or so for military whilst Kamfinsa range is one of the biggest in Zambia even soldiers from Kalewa Barracks use it.For your own information Kamfinsa (SPOM) has an underground armoury….Muleishiba utuntu

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    • Even during the slave days there were coons more than able to defend their white masters or Plantation owner like you are doing…you see nothing wrong in this training in a tourist capital with all those national parks…Chinks who came yesterday are setting up security firms and have more firepower you think its okay. Dont you know that in the UK a group of British Muslim men were simply arrested for physical training and drills even when they didn’t have arms in the countryside.

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  3. Lungu’s GRZ is admitting risky armed Chinese foreigners into Zambia and deporting harmless African foreigners who just have a benign microphone. Incomprehensible wonders will never cease .

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    • Lazy Lungu can do this because he knows the current generation of Zambians are docile and timid…by the time they wake up their children will be eating Chinese feces and will be slaves. Try this in China and you are dead…Lungu is destroying the country day by day..he is not accountable to anybody.

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal hooligan bully son of a polygamist tribal father hallucinating and pooping in public HAGAIN! Anyone with a diaper please? Put it on this little boy before he spreads his dirt to all of us.

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  4. And people said fake news when this was on watchdog. It’s time for the guy with ties to China to go before we become slaves and stop enjoying the peace we have being enjoying since independence

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  5. No big deal here. The only problem here is that the trainers were chinese . If the trainers were Americans or Brits it would have been fine. Anyway who goes to war with Air guns and short guns?

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    • Why would Americans and Brits be training Zambians without approval of govt…you think its that easy…in RSA Boers have hired Israeli arms ex military to train them in one to one combat and self defensive as they fear blacks coming for them and their property…objective is clear.

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  6. They just want you to change the topic of discussion

    Why did you deport Lumumba. Why Pamela. We have people in PF govt that are really disappointed with their boss they they cant voice it for fear of losing their jobs.

    Pf rating is low on the ground. And things are getting worse. Fuel prices are going up very soon as Dollar keeps falling

    Fall of dollar is speculative because business houses are with holding the foreign currency because of PF uncertainty.

    When ever you hear that donors have cut funding it triggers ftight. And then you have a chanda boy addressing the nation ati. WE SHALL REFUND MONEY WE STOLE.

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    • Lumumba is gone like Mmusi Maimane…nothing will happen about it…they will do it again without question , they only pressure they fear is international pressure from donors as far as students and Zambians are concerned they are nothing to them, they know you will vote them in if they entice with a litre of Chibuku and chitenge.

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  7. What military training? Drilling security guards happens is no military training, the more reason why a security guard is never called a military man.

    So the charge of unlawful drilling may stick but not that of military training.

    Please stop belittling the noble field of military men.

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  8. In China militancy is is mandatory. Thats why they manage to come in your country and grab your land

    Every one is taught how to operate a gun and defend themselves

    Let a Pf or upend try to rape a Chinese girl in Namwalal. She will crash your balls.

    Operating a gun and martial arts must be taught.

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  9. Chinese with firearms = the good guys ,Africans with ideas and a Zambian audience = security risk .Lungu’s gospel is written by false prophets.

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  10. In China militancy is is mandatory. Thats why they manage to come in your country and grab your land

    Every one is taught how to operate a gun and defend themselves

    Let a Pf or upend try to rape a Chinese girl in Namwalal. She will crash your balls.

    Operating a gun and martial arts must be taught.

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  11. This is foolishness thats jealous because they know the security guards will better trained that his police officers. We want trained guards not guards who just know how to salute.

    Its jealous leave the chinese and security company alone . Their is alot of theft, murders and illegal drug activities in the compounds of Lusaka and you know is putting up fake road blocks to still from motorists.

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  12. It could be they were training potential poachers who were going to invade national parks in ZAWA attire to deceive legitimate ZAWA game wardens and in the process butcher our elephants and few rhinos remaining in North Luangwa and Mosi-oa- tunya parks!!PLIZ CAGE THEM!!

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    • Good point! Not long ago, it was reported the same Chinese nationals killed our Rhinos for their horns in Livingstone! The cost of training poachers in ZAWA uniforms in the name of security is negligible compared to the cost of one Rhino horn! What a coincidence that the training is also being done in Livingstone using ZAWA uniform? Our investigation wings are surely compromised and the Chinese will buy their way using a few pieces of Silver! By the time these parasites are done with Zed, there will be nothing left!

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    • If these can do it in Livingstone imagine places like Luangwa or rural areas where they have purchased private land of hundred hectares ….Zambians are sleeping….Chinese are not shy to go deep in rural areas to do business you will find deep in the middle of nowhere.

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    • No need to cry as though someone has taken Namwala! What is wrong with UPND! Everything is brain damage.

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  13. @ 2020VISIONLESS…Dude you are lost .Police training has changed. The triple schools ( Kamfinsa,Lilayi & Sondela) do a combination of Police duties, military, weapon training and law.Its only that military training is more hard at Sondela bcoz that is their core training , riot drill is more emphasized at Kamfinsa whilst Law is more emphasized at Lilayi college.The duration is between 10 months to 1 year. ….Lilayi recruits go to Sondela for a month or so for military whilst Kamfinsa range is one of the biggest in Zambia even soldiers from Kalewa Barracks use it.For your own information Kamfinsa (SPOM) has an underground armoury….Muleishiba utuntu

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  14. Police in Zambia??? What an intro. I thought Lusaka Times writes for the local audience! How does one start an intro like the online media is based in Congo DR and you are informing the world what is happening in Zambia? You should have written, ‘Police in Livingstone or Police in Southern Province’!

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  15. If these people in security what is wrong with training? What is the definition of the crime they are charged with? I think its a good idea to train security guards. Or are they training UPND cadres?

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    • UPND cadres were trained in NAMWALA. The crime the above have is that they were not in Namwala.

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  16. Just what kinda of Chinese nationals are bringing in the country and are even able to srutinize these investors as they are called? Migrants and foreigners entering the country must be carefully checked and finger prints taken so we can monitor their activities. It is clear there are many illegal activities going on with these fellows. We have Chinese criminals and commandos amongs us masquarading is business men and investors.

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  17. Where is our President please, i miss KK this time he would have called for press conference, to brief the nation.

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    • Lazy Lungu would never call a Press Conference ..he would never be allowed by his assistants as they know he will talking gibberish like a drunk..I mean even a question from a guy in NY last week about why he has never hosted a Press Briefing since he was voted in was a challenging question. Now just imagine him being asked questions from Professional Journalists from Christian Voice, BBC, Reuters etc.

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    • Lazy bum illiterate UPND tribal hooligan bully son of a polygamist father with diarrhea in public HAGAIN! Anyone with a diaper, please? UPND is a TRIBAL H-organisation and its fight with the President is not issue-based but tribal! The President is not TONGA and that, right there is the problem! “ONLY A TONGA CAN BE PRESIDENT OF UPND & SAKWIBA YOU ARE NOT TONGA,” Larry Mweetwa.

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  18. Surely the Chinese are doing far worse than this in Zambia.

    The question should be why are they training these people? At whose request?

    If they are that good, maybe they can train our special forces.

    Otherwise release them, and concentrate on the bigger Chinese fish contaminating our food chain, or those shooting natives.

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    • They are killing you slowly …they have malls are importing all kinds of cheap crap made with toxic ingredients to wipe you out and you don’t even know it ask they Kenyans, Chinks were putting highly toxic chemicals in sugar in popular sugar packaging just to cream of profits.

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  19. Zambians let’s not forget that they will be no country on this universe which will do what the Chinese are doing to Africa and zambia in particular.For the arrested Chinese for the so called military training of those security guards.I fail to understand what you mean by saying military training! Unless you have undrtgone the said training is when you will differatiate between the two. Those guards were just being drilled and not military training. People of Zambia don’t be. Fooled by these greed. Politicians who are telling you to rise against the Chinese. They be the first to embrace the same Chinese when they ascend to power. Which country in the world which is not doing business with China the world economy. Safe guard and protect your lovely Country Zambia you will have no where to…

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  20. The one who has been killing us slowly is the ONE who sold our country and store the money and took it to PANAMA. He wants to be president HAGAIN so that he can sell Zambia HAGAIN! He will NEVER be! He is CHILDISH. He has no clue how to win an election and he is a leader of a TRIBAL H-ORGANISATION that is why he will NEVER win.

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  21. This is too much we don’t know where we ar going the president doesn’t have the commanding word

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