Kabwe Broken Hill Man Skull
Kabwe Broken Hill Man Skull

Minister of Tourism Charles Banda has disclosed that a team of experts will travel to London early next year to carry negotiations on the need to return the SKULL of Broken Hill man to Zambia.

Dr Banda says currently efforts to have the skull retrieved from the Natural History Museum in the UK, has proved futile.

He says the Ministry of Tourism has involved UNESCO and is awaiting a response following the letter that was written to them months ago.

Dr Banda however told ZNBC News in an interview that his Ministry will do everything possible to bring back the skull to its rightful place.

And, National Museum’s Board Director General Flexon Mizinga said that bringing back the skull will grow the number of tourists and researchers from all over the world who want to know more about the origin of man.

Mr. Mizinga disclosed that the skull is significant because it connects Zambians to their ancestors.

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  1. Thats because you are jokers Charles….really laughable …I mean here is this tin Charles Banda who never misses to see off his boss at the airport…where are going to even put where its secure?

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  2. #1 Jay Gay, I wanted to laugh at your comment but then I quickly and smartly realised that the name you are on about is Hon Charles Banda. Makes a lot of difference to the way trib.als think if the name sounds nsenga-ish.

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  3. Surely that is not a task to be left to PF,that is for future governments,PF only know how to beg and plunder come to think of it if they can forge a bank statement and present it a sovereign nation like they did to the Germans,would the skull even be safe?With PF with PF for the right amount of money that skull can even disappear…

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  4. Let them make a replica and send it to Zambia

    Zambia has no use for such things other than using it for juju either to become mp on kansela or becoming president or wining court cases

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    • I beg to differ. He is my true hero, surviving brutish conditions to give us our evolutionary lineage.

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  5. Just negociate for the British museum to train Zambians in different fields in exchange for leasing the skull….

    ati more tourists will come ? This is the same PF rhetoric we heard when we were told the $1 million / km roads will bring investores tripping over themselves ….

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  6. Utter stupidity! Why do you want that skull for? 99% of Zambians have no interest in rubbish like that. Addressing hunger, medication, paying civil servants on time etc….is more important. Millions more people from around the world would benefit from seeing it in London, at least it will put Zambia on the map. If you put it Lusaka, who will care to see it?. It will be hatching dust etc. Be realistic what use is that skull to Zambia?

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  7. Comment: come back Broken Hillman we need your glory our land has been robbed and plundered of its glory we need your glory and I will continue to tell your story.

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  8. That fossil is not that rare. It is a subspecieces of Neanderthal. It probably could not articulate speech, had no idea about Zambia, was there long before the Bantu arrived from the Congo-Niger delta in West Africa, was exposed only as a result of a mining exploration explosion. So, what’s the fuss? You can’t own something that is not yours in the first place.

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  9. ‘And, National Museum’s Board Director General Flexon Mizinga said that bringing back the skull will grow the number of tourists and researchers from all over the world who want to know more about the origin of man.

    Mr. Mizinga disclosed that the skull is significant because it connects Zambians to their ancestors’.

    Zambia is a Christian Nation and will be celebrating 27 years of declaration as a christian nation. No evolution in christianity.
    What a contradiction. Anyway UNESCO help us please…..

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  10. At the time they got it there was no country called Zambia.

    How does Zambia come in. That skull belongs to mankind not Zambians per ser.

    In Zambia such items belong to witches

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    • So it’s OK for the brits to have stolen/taken it and make loads of money from tourist that no African benefits from?.

      See we need to start caring more about our continent as a whole and things that belong to us, we can’t keep letting these people make millions off of us while we continue to struggle, if all the African historical and artistic properties that the rest of the world holds on to are returned, it will make a difference in terms of tourism, thus benefitting Africa.

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  11. Find your own skulls. Surely there should be thousands of such junk intered all over Zambia. All it requires is some excavation effort then you have a collection of skulls of all shapes and ages, unless you just want to travel to London for shopping

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  12. Let the British government keep the skull.even if it was brought to zambia how many people go to meseum or visit tourist attrations like victoria falls most would rather buy ka pamela na rape to have a meal there is poverty pa zed sevintu .

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  13. Christian Nation has nothing to do with science. At the time of Broken Hill Man (maybe male as gender, not man as human) about 120,000 years ago, there were no humans; there was no politics, no religion, no borders, no tribes – only groups of Neanderthals and their similar. Believe me, that skull is nothing special and will not bring in tourists as do the fossil skulls in Kenya and Ethiopia which are MILLIONS of years old.

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  14. THERE IS NO NEED TO NEGOTIATE, THESE PEOPLE STOLE FROM US, U SHOULDN’T EVEN GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO ARGUE. GO HARD ON THEM AND TELL THEM TO BRING BACK WHAT THEY STOLE PERIOD, BECAUSE IF IT WAS ZAMBIA THAT WAS HOLDING ON TO A PEICE OF THEIR HISTORY, TRUST ME THEY WOULDN’T BE HERE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE, THEY WOULD KICK EVERYONE’S ASS TO THE CURB IF THEY HAVE TO AND GET THEIR STAFF. SO PLEASE PUT MORE SENSE INTO THIS AND SWIFTLY DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE.

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