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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Be wary of fake news-Kampyongo cautions

General News Be wary of fake news-Kampyongo cautions

Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned Zambians in the diaspora to be wary of fake news on social media, meant to scandalise the country’s reputation and its leadership.

Mr Kampyongo cautioned that Zambians living abroad, need to make an effort to verify news they read on social media, adding that social platforms have now become a source of fake and unverified news.

The Minister said Zambians in the diaspora can rely on websites from the main news sources such as ZANIS, ZNBC and electronic versions of the local newspaper organizations such as Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily mail.

He added that fake news has the potential to deceive people in the diaspora, in believing wrong things about their country.

The Minister was speaking at the Zambian Ambassador’s residence in Geneva where he and his South African counterpart Njabulo Nzuza, SA Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, was hosted for dinner.

Mr Kampyongo also encouraged the embassy staff to continue exhibiting good behaviour as they represent the country in Switzerland.

He urged them to continue supporting each other and respecting their superiors as they discharge their duties.

The Minister further reminded them to invest whatever resources they make back home for the country and their relatives to benefit.

And Zambia’s Ambassador to Switzerland Martha Mwitumwa told the Minister that Geneva has no Association of Zambians living abroad, as represented in other countries.

Mrs Mwitumwa who is also Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said the mission is however in the process of bringing all Zambians living in Switzerland together to form an association.

The Ambassador said it was difficult for the mission to take stock of the activities of Zambians in that country, due to lack of a traceable association.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Deputy Minister of South Africa Njabulo Nzuza reveals that his country values the relations it has with Zambia.

Mr Nzuza added that the cordial ties between Zambia and South is good for trade as the people of the two countries are always in contact.

The Minister rebuked the recent attacks on foreign nationals which affected Zambians in South Africa.

He said his government has heightened security, to ensure safety of all foreign nationals, living in that country.

22 COMMENTS

    • But ka Stephen kalitumpa kachikkala…
      You go to someone’s house and you insult their intelligence.
      That ambassador nao is weak, why she didn’t retrieve his plate full of food from ka Stephen and ask him to get the fuvck out of the house?

    • If those folks living in the diaspora like me will be so dumb to believe everything news, they must be so stup1d because it is actually us living in the diaspora to preach about fake news to folks back home.
      Fake news is global and if you want to gauge how devastating it is, learn from the US and UK.

    • Why is he complaining about fake news?? You shut down the post so that you could control the news and sweep all the corruption under the carpet. No one wants your propaganda media. In fact it was such a dumb idea. Welcome to the real world.

  1. Iwe Kampyongo tell your friend the South African Home affair Minister to provide special permits for Zambians if they value the relationship with Zambia………………They gave special permit to Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swatziland whom they value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For Zambia you are there just watching without asking anything to prove good relationship for what………………..

  2. What is not fake is that there was corruption on the fire tenders, 48 houses, social cash transfer, ambulances, toll gates, dual carriage way among others.

    We also have a video verifying the snake eating ceremony. We have verified the violence in the PF and the load shedding.

    Based on these verified facts, we have made our respective conclusions about the reputation and performance of the government.

  3. MY OPINION MINISTERS MUST GET THEIR PRIORITIES RIGHT FAKE NEWS IS A PROBLEM BUT NOT URGENT GET RID OF THE CADERS ON THE STREETS AND MAKING SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THEY ARE ORDINARY CITIZENS NOW THAT’S YOUR PRIORITY AND IT’S URGENT AND NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION LIKE YESTERDAY

  4. Fake news: 48 women have accused you of harassment. NOT Fake News: 48 houses still do not have a known owner because ACC staff hid behind dustbins and under desks when evidence was taken to them… Mwilacita kwati twaba mu ma 60s ba tata na imwe. There are a lot of sources of news and we do know the ones that are peddling half-truths and those peddling truths. Most government owned ones are perilously close to lying most times.

  5. Aka kachikkala nako, how can he say people in diaspora are dull and don’t know what can be true and not.
    Stephen I can give you chance to enjoy your holiday in Europe, but when you come back to crime scene we will ask you to insult us once more.

  6. What a tod ‘respecting their superiors’ what the heck does this nonentity live in? What a waste, talk policies and not the nonsense that does not benefit. Respect is earned and not demanded. Go ask your wife and children for respect and leave all other Zambians out of your warped Johnny come lately mentality

  7. There we go again. A Minister of Home Affairs in charge of investigative wings has failed to trace the mysterious owner of the 48 houses, or is 51 houses now as disclosed by the Veep in Parliament this morning and he’s saying don’t believe fake news. The Wind of Change is blowing and blowing strongly and is unstoppable. These guys have really messed up this country. They killed an opposition cadre in Kaoma because they no message for the Zambian people hence resorting to murder

  8. Here is a reliable news. Larry Sikutwa group is shortchanging Madison Assets Management depositors as he has eaten their money as has he done with Madison Life savors and Madison General policyholders.

    All his companies are insolvent and BOZ and PIA are in his pockets.

    Now Kampyongo pee pee go and find the truth and save us depositors.

  9. FIRST TELL SUNDAY CHANDA TO STOP PUBLISHING FAKE STORIES ACCUSING HIS OTHER POLITICAL OPPONENTS.YOU SHOULD ALSO ADVISE THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE TO GIVE CORRECT INFORMATION BASED OF ON ACTUAL HAPPENINGS NO LIES. IWE KAMPYONGO ADVISE OUR NATIONAL BROADCASTER NO TO USE PROPAGANDA IN THEIR REPORTING BY DENTING OTHERS.

  10. (CHIMP)YONGO THE LITTLE IMP @ IT AGAIN.
    Iwe’ is it Fake News all the shenanigans of chi Kaizar, from attacking a Female Police officer in full view of your useless ever Drunken Kapalala Jona Chakolwa? •Is it Fake News Kavindele J.R, reported Kaizer for letting off a Firearm & off course missing?
    •Is it Fake News young innocent Boys enjoying their weekend were Kidnapped, & badly assaulted in a terrorist attack carried out by Kaizer of all people who should be protecting, & NOT assaulting these young Citizens? That case is currently in Zambia’s comprised Courts.
    •Is it Fake News Chakolwa’s Wife Esther took the whole of Chawama, cooks, cleaners, shoemakers, dancing queens, to the U.S at great cost to the Taxpayer to go & receive ancient Fire Trucks?
    CHIMP(YONGO) IS NOT FIT TO…

    • continued;
      (CHIMP)YONGO IS NOT FIT TO EVEN BE THE HEAD SECURITY GUY AT SHOPRITE MANDA HILL!
      This is how low Zambia has fallen, & gone to the Imbwa’z under Chakolwa Chagwa Kadansa

  11. you make yourselves and your party irelevant indeed . can you get anything real from znbc, times of zambia daily mail or national news paper. use private media to get the correct news from home.

  12. Social media has really become a platfom of fake and unverified news if not well analysed,Hence fellow country men and women lets atleast ensure that before we make conclussions on certain matters of Government we should surely have the right information from the right source unlike just spotting errors which have no reference….

  13. @Keleni Zambolina? we are apealing to parents and guadians to all the youths in this country to be responsible enough by thinking outside the box, all these energies and anger for one another can be exhausted to developmental issues by way of creating their own wealthy.

    For example: Chinese, Rwandes, Burundes to mention but a few are doing very fine in this country and their focus is to work hard and make money while you are fighting. We need to sit down with our youths and counsel them and make them understand the importance of life we live once, and what legacy are you going to leave? fighting? hatred? insults? God created as in His own image, the need to contribute to national development. We only have one ZAMBIA and we are ONE….

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