Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo

The Zambia Police Service has arrested and charged UNZA lecturer Austine Mbozi with the offence of expression and showing hate, ridicule and contempt to people because of their tribe.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says this is contrary to sector seventy of the penal code of the laws of Zambia.

Mrs. Katongo says the suspect has since been released on bond.

The Police Spokesperson told ZNBC News that the public will be advised as to when the suspect will appear in court.

Mrs. Katongo further warned the public to stop issuing statements that promote tribal hate using social media as this constitutes a crime in Zambia.

Dr. Mbozi is accused of having issued tribal remarks against another tribal grouping in Zambia.

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    • He wrote unprintables. Hatred towards bembaz and estebaz.

      The guy hates really bad. Hes going to Guantanamo bay detention.

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    • So it is okay for Bembas and Easterners to pile hate against Tongas (Chagwa, Kambwili, Miles are on record with their toxic bigotry) but not the other way? The police are digging themselves into a corner. Apart from killing young Tonga women (Unza girl and Mapenzi), now they are tools of tribal speech victimisation. You cannot stop us talking about your tribalism against Tongas, Lozis, and northwesteners!

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    • “The public will be informed…”
      Who is Mbozi to us the public? He is not a Tayali or Pilato.

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    • What are the tribal remarks he made or is alleged to have made? You can’t report the story as if we all know what the charges are based on. This is like crying wolf when you can’t identify the wolf

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    • Because education does not remove that ka complex, he will be writing the UN on a UNZA letterhead soon.

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  1. Verbal evidence? Unless he was recorded, it will end up to nowhere. Waste of energy. The cases to pursue are: Uubomba mwibala. That statement if a teacher said that, the all humanity would want to crucify the guy.

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    • We are not fooled by this hollow slogan. How come it does not apply to GRZ jobs and contracts? All those are reserved for easterners and northerners. #TooTribal #NotCool

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    • The chap is a lecturer at unza. What do you mean jobs are reserved for Easterners and Bemba’s. His letter was hateful , just be objective

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  2. The tribal bigot insulted easternaz and bemba. And yet GBM is bemba

    This chap behaves like sharon

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  3. Lock him away and erase his record, not fit to live among humans.

    But then, what about the trib.al leader of a named tri.bal party, didn’t he say the same when he called ECZ Chair Esau Chulu a nsenga rat. What has happened to him? Nothing.

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  4. Doctor mbozi is accused of using tribal remarks against another tribal grouping in Zambia, what’s this?????
    Pliz madam katongo we beg you to not bring unbaked stories to people..
    We don’t believe in riddles

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  5. These tribal sentiments have been ranted by many PF bigots, but what has happened to them, …… nothing, is the Zambia Police now a PF Police.????????????????????????????. Muza Taba Benangu Muno Muchalo, Just wait.

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  6. If indeed he has insulted another tribe then he was wrong but if this is another cooked up charge by the police just because he was critical of the government then the police will be made to pay through compensating him.

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    • I think he uttered very bad things and probably posted them on a social media group – and somebody was hurt.

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  7. No proper explanation because they arrested an innocent person, the truth scares these PF !doits too much coz non of them are truthful, can you imagine the party president is a convicted debarred lawyer who can go as low as stealing money for a widow, do you think such a lowlife knows what the truth is

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    • Innocent?? The bigot wrote a letter. You see of all the tribes in Zambia, tongas have an inborn thing for selfishness. As a result they have identified bembas and Easteners as their “perceived” enemies when naturally everyone regardless of their tribe is trying to make a life for themselves and competing with everyone.

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  8. That is Austin Mbozi for you. He openly expresses his hate for Bemba speakers. These are the people who have made Ichilema unattractive

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  9. Who said Bembas are behaving like “Monkeys in a maize field.” with the Zambian treasury?
    That was mean and not true. Find him and lock him up too.

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  10. When we say Ichilema is a wrong man to lead Zambia,this is the reason why!!No matter how learned a tonga is,they all hate bembas and easterners.If by any chance HH won the presidency,these two tribes would suffer a lot at the hands of tongas.more than 99% would lose Govnt jobs while none of them would be given a senior position in Kainde’s Govnt.My brother works in Monze and he has heard it all from these people.Their hatred for bembas and easterners in their DNA.THIS IS THE REASON WHY VOTERS IN THE NORTH AND EAST SHOULD GIVE KAINDE ZERO VOTES IN 2021 AND BEYOND!!!
    So bembas and easterners,you would vote for Kainde at your own peril in 2021!!

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    • Imwe bantu please tone it down with this hate for the Tongas!! Dont generalise…am a product of Bemba and Tonga and both my families get along well together. No one feels they are more superior than the other. You are letting the politicians use you to fuel hate, it’s disgusting and ignorant. I’m sure non of us here have any personal relationships with these politicians but look at the praise and hate we spew on here. If you wanna hurt or condemn target a particular person who you feel is wrong and not a tribe. You are promoting genocide. Preach love and stop the hate!

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    • Skylab you are very right ..the country really needs some civic education if the sentiments on here are anything to go by otherwise the country will be famous for all the wrong reasons. I would like to think most bloggers on here have a bit of education but gosh…the savagery is so deep!

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    • Intentionally building up tribal tension for no reason at all.very silly and funny indeed, if Zambians are tired this British made concoction called, better call for a referendum and go your desperate ways.

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  11. If you came here to tell us how a certain tribe hates another tribe or a how certain tribe is made up of thieves I would like to inform you that you are a [email protected]@l ,Your stup!dity is beyond me how can every Tonga or Bemba or Lozi be the same please explain to us how that is possible you illiterate [email protected]@ls the problem with Zambia is we have too many s€nseless dull people ifipuba too much because your old uneducated mother told you Tongas or Bembas or Easternees are like that and that you come here & start exposing your dullness .Please if anyone can explain to us if you say Tongas are tribal does it mean even the Tonga baby that was born today is also tribal or maybe you can explain to us at what age they become tribal .The truth is this tribalism nonsence was created by politicians so they can…

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  12. .The truth is this tribalism nonsence was created by politicians so they can get more votes if you meet a tall thief does that make every tall person a thief or maybe the truth is thieves can either be tall or short let’s stop behaving like we have not been to school .

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  13. We know Satanists like Sharone want a genocide to happen in Zambia so everyday they keep on talking about other tribes but Zambia shall not be divided by politicians or the government ever since ECL took office it’s always been about tribes I blame the PF if any tribal war happens they have been fuelling this tension all because HH is Tonga they want every other tribe to unite against Tongas they used CK to keep the tension on going

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  14. If you came here to tell us how a certain tribe hates another tribe or a how certain tribe is made up of thieves I would like to inform you that you are a [email protected]@! ,Your stup!dity is beyond me how can every Tonga or Bemba or Lozi be the same please explain to us how that is possible you illiterate [email protected]@!s the problem with Zambia is we have too many s€ns!€€ss dull people ifipuba too much because your old un€ducated [email protected] told you Tongas or Bembas or Easternees are like that and that you come here & start exposing your dulln€ss .Please if anyone can explain to us if you say Tongas are tribal does it mean even the Tonga baby that was born today is also tribal or maybe you can explain to us at what age they become tribal .The truth is this tribalism nons£nce was created by politicians so they can

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  15. I think we all know why the black race was taken into slavery !! It’s because we hate one another so much that we would rather welcome foreigners into the country and make them kings than love our fellow brothers and sisters. As long as we continue with this primitive tribal conflict , we will never progress as a race . To be honest , I am sickened by the childishness in Sharon/Victor’s blogs . She /he sounds like an uneducated ,emotionally unstable personality disordered thing . Why talk so ill of others when you sound like the devil _ you are just projecting your own self !!

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  16. Infact this came a bit too late. This chisushi was supposed yi have been picked way back…..

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  17. I feel it is a selective approach. Maybe this is only applicable when a person is talking against a specific tribe not all tribes. People have spoken against Tongas but the police you were there watching. I need to be advised maybe it’s a new offence.

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  18. Ethics in the teaching profession have gone to the dogs! How does this so called Doc teach students from the tribes he hates? I guess he gives them low grades.

    UNZA must flash out such unprofessional lecturers

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  19. I remember prior 2011 general elections, Costa Mwansa was political pundit for MUVI TV , on his program called race to manda HILL, Mr mbozi was sitting next to ECL , the man couldn’t greet ECL because of social status, as a lecturer in black.

    At UNZA and CBU , ever since, Tongas lecturers have promoted tribalism in mainly in school of social sciences and humanities.Recent years, it’s worse because of tribal politics.The Anglo- American have for long sponsor students ,HH and other lecturers are products of AA that hauled away from late 1970s during time of madzoka as Anglo-American chairman for southern African countries. This is one of reason tribalism is now pandemic at higher institutions of learning.
    Away from everything, tribalism started with KK and late Nkhumbula.

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    • Same happened at ZCCM centralized Services. One had to belong to them to make it. I can mention names who got promoted soon after this gentleman became General Manager. A reporter from Samfya had his promotion to Chief Editor of the Mining Mirror revoked. He resigned and joined Zambia Airways.

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  20. Our Constitution does not have a clause which says there should be tribal rotation on the presidency. All it says is one must get 50+1 of the vote to become republican president. However this does not apply to a group I found at a Kalulushi club. This group consisting of the tribe of HH and a few Lundas was there calling for a change in the system because according to them “Bembas” have ruled for far too long. To me this is tribalism of the worst kind and actually diminishes the guy’s chances of becoming Republican president.

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  21. All these tribalism will end if HH is given Southern Province as his country to rule. The rest of Zambia shall live in harmony again. Whether you agree or not Tongas are just xenophobic in competing with other tribes, rather, they want to be favoured in order to win. We have ten provinces and only four provinces have produced presidents and this is work in progress. HH came with the concept that it is now Tongas time to rule Zambia under UPND and not any other party. Why is it that no Tonga politician is contesting for Presidency in other parties? Why HH is not opposed by any Tonga man for Presidency? Is he the only Tonga presidential material?

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  22. This is the more this country was first ruled by a foreigner at our own peril. We do not seem to work together when it comes to the issues of tribes. What a shame!!. Let’s look for capable leadership and tribes. When in primary, secondary and later on tertiary schools, this thing of tribe was never an issue. Hence, Zambia us full of people from Malawi, Tanzania, Angola, Zimbabwe and DR Congo who have become Zambian Citizen by default because where you came never mattered to us unlike neighbouring countries like Botswana.
    So where is this ugly animal of tribalism coming from? Let’s wake Zambians. Lets avoid being played. A good leader can come from any tribe. What is critical is wisdom and great love for this country.

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