Flash bus drivers protest extortion by PF cadres
Flash bus drivers park buses at Chilenje Police Station in protest against what they deem as extortion from PF cadres on Apex and Chilenje routes in Lusaka

Flash Bus drivers this morning parked their buses at Chilenje Police Station in protest over what they have termed as extortion from PF cadres.

The drivers operating the Chilenje-Apex route refused to drive demanding that the PF cadres stop harassing them.

They complained that they are meant to pay between K30 and K40 per trip which is unsustainable especially that they need to make daily cashing.

The drivers have vowed never to resume work until their concerns are addressed by those in Authority.

Meanwhile, Proprietor of Capital Busses Ishmael Kankara who recently announced he would stop the transport business because of harassment by PF cadres lamented that some of his busses have been damaged by the cadres.

He said the cadres have been harassing his bus drivers and demanding for money for a long time.

Mr Kankara confirmed that some of his drivers have been beaten up for refusing to pay.

He has reiterated that the PF risk losing the 2021 election if they do not tame their cadres.

Flash bus drivers park buses at Chilenje Police Station in protest against what they deem as extortion from PF cadres on Apex and Chilenje routes in Lusaka
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  1. Yes the winds of change are now blowing. People are now standing up to these PF thugs. Amen to people power, do it more and more and no one will take any of you for granted, those public stations were not built for political parties to run them nor were they built by the families of those who want to take over operations of these bus stations. People are even scared to air out their views out fear of these PF thugs. Let’s clean up Zambia from these thugs and bring sanity to our public places.

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    • I would really like to hear how our PF colleagues on this blog will justify this one. Lawlessness at its highest.
      Bus stations are run by PF thugs that are too lazy to work, so they go about robbing people in daylight. This is the nature of PF. Its a practice that starts from the top snd trickles all the way to the bottom.
      The country is run by cadres. And no one can touch them because even their bosses are afraid of them.

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    • I remember these buses when they just started operating….Mr Kankara has been creating employment since 1994 before even PF bandits came into existence…..the first buses were Orange……i hope these PF bandit cadres can just leave this noble man’s business alone…

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    • There is a big problem here the village is on fire you can never take people for a ride for a long time this is the end of PF.

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    • Zambians please wake up..stop being fooled by Easteners…Tutwa,Makebi,Lungu,Miti,Mwale,Soko,Nkhuwa,Zulu,Tembo,Irene Chirwa…now you know why RB said wako ni wako….Zambia needs change of GOVERNMENT…ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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    • Of course Edgar Lungu doesn’t know and is not even interested in knowing. Not even the Lusaka City Council wants to know.

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    • Has PF truly lost its usefulness to us party members who wish good for our party. Why should we be making headlines in wrong things. Why cant we clean our party before 2021. Truth be told these cadres and some very well known ministers will jump out of PF like they are used to doing when a party is out of power. I feel sorry for our president he will be so lonely that no one will want to talk to him and these same ones will start insulting and beating us up to just impress the would be ruling party. It’s always good to listen to the cry of people before it’s too late. Can we please start screening and fishing out bad members. We cant just accept this kind of behaviour to go.on.

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    • Chichi

      There is no government in this country only caders. The PF are acting as if they are in opposition and not in government.

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  2. This is what happens when you encourage the culture of laziness currently being exhibited the the Pf govt. People don’t want to work. We have plenty of land and if you seriously work in agriculture, you cannot suffer. You don’t have to be a graduate, you just need basic wisdom and hard work in you.

    Very soon, these lazy people will start moving into our homes and stealing at gun point. We have to stop this madness before it is too late. It wont matter your political affiliation.

    Mr. Lungu exhibits laziness by keeping quiet when there are problems. You would think maybe he is working quietly but things always get worse. Meaning he is the hopeless lazy type.

    Even in govt, lazy people want to get rich fast by stealing govt coffers. Laziness is sin.

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  3. Tutwa need to answer what Africa Liberals Network has to do with the mini bus drivers. Are the bus drivers gays? Tutwa and Makebi Zulu should go to Chilenje police station and show us how hard their balls are.

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  4. and to think of the council workers striking over non payment of their salaries when they have market and bus stations to get revenue from, which have been taken over by cadres, makes sad reading.

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  5. OH,BOWMAN WILL DEFINITELY SAY THAT H.H HAS SENT THE PF THUGS TO COLLECT MONEY FROM BUS STOPS. TAYALI WILL SUPPORT BOWMAN AND SUNDAY CHANDA WILL JUSTIFY THE PF THUGS.

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  6. Hahahahaha. This is what happens in a country where a culture of laziness is being perpetrated and encouraged by a lazy government. A lazy person is a burden to society and so is a lazy government. Due to laziness, PF thugs are now accustomed to steal from hardworking people through unjustified levies at bus stations and car parks. Even in our own compounds you find these kids getting money from bus drivers and conductors in the name of PF. The lazy government has failed to come up with ideas for six years now and all they know is to hike tariffs increase prices so that they get the tax to only misuse and thereafter go running for kaloba from nations who know how to use their resources well. People must take initiative if Zambia must change otherwise there will be nothing left in Zambia…

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  7. I was a PF supporter and I voted for MCS mhsrip but this time around I tell my family members vote for UPND maybe we may see some changes in ruling.pf it’s too much I lost interest in them and I know 2021 UPND will form government. Honest when people goes to their meetings does mean they still love PF no

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  8. I hope the government which will remove these thugs from the streets has a plan for them otherwise they will start robbing our home’s and shop’s with the same violent and lazy mindset

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    • A P.F THUG GOING TO ROB ONES PROPERTY IS GAME AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED.
      As soon as the Cadre enters private property, a (lead slug) -bullet, will penetrate the Cadres thick Cranium, & it will be sent on an EVERLASTING HOLIDAY, never to resurface again & to harass law abiding innocent Citizens!

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  9. We have been telling everyone, lungu led PF grz is based on thuggery and violence, a free rein extorting citizens is the payment to the thugs who campaign for lungu

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    • ALL STARTED WITH SATA!!
      Sata’s blueprint was MAXIMUM THUGGERY, & INTIMIDATION OF THOSE HOLDING OPPOSING VIEWS.
      Sata was the Architect of “Ma Vigilante” during UNIP days.
      Sata just changed the name to Cadres, & armed them with Panga’s when he left UNIP, & crossed over to MMD, as K.K would NEVER allow armed thugs roaming the streets, coz K.K had an effective Intelligence Unit, & foresight (vision), so he Never needed Government sanctioned armed bandits, outside law enforcement agencies.
      Sata then took his plague of Cadres with him to his personal Panga Fraternity -(P.F), militarized them, & Jona, + Chimpyongo have completed the evolution cycle of the illiterate Violent Thug cadre by arming them with Guns, & ammunition.

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  10. @Journeyman the PF will still have the audicity to say it’s HH and UPND inciting those drivers. Dodging responsibility and blaming other political players is now in the PF DNA. Wait and see…

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  11. We all have seen it, they have been tried and tested, they are nothing but a bunch of parte after parte and only good at busitele music and dancing during elections, THEY ARE NOT ECONOMIC MANAGERS. unip was both freedom fighters and economic managers, mmd(Chiluba) was democrats and economic managers, mmd(mwanawasa) was economic managers , mmd(rupiah) was politicians and economic managers, pf (politicians) no economic data.

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  12. Lelo-lelo ndipo the worst is yet to come. Like father like son. PF cadres were created in the image of their shameless creater – the PF.
    Very soon residents will start beating load shedders who dont follow their own timing. Timetable says switch off at 2200 and restore at 1100hrs following morning; they switch off at 1900 and restore at 1300. These will be deserved beatings for real.
    Disaster!!!

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  13. First of all extortion doesn’t exist in our penal code. Secondly caderism has its roots from the UNIP vigilantes and even if upnd took over today, it would carry on as upnd has a huge horde of criminals behind it who will simply boot out their PF colleagues and do exactly what they are doing. MMD killed the function of local authorities and thought private ownership would be better. This industry has been run by cadres since UNIP days. We need laws and a strong enforcement system.

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    • Zambian Citizen: Wht u don’t want to accept is that Zambia once had q president who managed to remove party zealots from bus stations. U know his name but it pains u to acknowledge it. There’s such a thing as living in denial, the same way Trump won’t recognise global warming and climate change.

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    • Ati extortion does not exist in out penal code , ?

      can people see this corrupt rat ?
      Extortion is the same as racketeering , it is blackmail , it is getting money by false pretence of imitating public officials , you dimwit twat

      Ati UPND caders will replace them ………no, oh noooooo

      UPND will provide real jobs for the youth, not use them as campain thugs then offer them free hand to terrorize the public with blackmail and racketeering ….

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    • @Nemwine: of course, the usual rhetoric-Mwanawasa did that. But didn’t the Garden House land grabs by MMD cadres happen under his time?? Intercity and all bus stations were still under MMD cadres during his time. Have you chosen to delete that history from your brain??
      @Spaka: Show us where racketeering is in our penal code, boss. Upnd to provide real jobs??? What a bunch o [email protected], where are you going to take all those criminals???

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    • Citizen

      Extortion is blackmail …..the extortion the pf thugs do is impersation of public officials ……if there was a will to arrest them , there are many classes this extortion can fall under…….

      It is you dimwit PF rats who think real jobs can not be provided for the millions of loafers in Zambia.

      At pf All you think of is looting and stealing,

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  14. I’m happy that this is happening to Flash Buses.This Kankara Mwenye has always been supporting PF’s thuggery ways. Now, the monster he’s been feeding finally wants a taste of his flesh. These are the Fred Mmembes of this country- cowards. Fred Mmembe helped create this Lomba and it chewed his bottom heavily. Ine ninadya chabe za FAZ and married a muzungu and now Chitotela has appointed me Ambassador of Zambian tourism. More money in my pockets

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  15. We are made to walk in the morning instead of getting on buses.. From Edgar lungu’s place in Jack.
    These carders it’s too much.. The money is yours, the bus is not there’s but they say we should not get onto buses coz the conductor has not paid them.
    PF should woke up this is evil.

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  16. It is not about cadres it is about poverty,these same people will be in the next ruling party because africa operates like that,these are the same people who where vigilantes in UNIP and moved to MMD and now they are in PF,so you are fighting a losing battle.

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  17. WAIT.THEY WILL SAY IT IS HH WHOSE CAUSING ALL OF THIS. WAIT FOR ANDREW,TUTWA PIG,MAKEBI ZULU, MUMBI PHIRI, DORA TO SPEAK.THEY THINK WE ARE FOOLS OR SLEEPY LIKE THEM. THERE DAYS ARE NUMBERED. RIGHT NOW I THINK IF ECL,KAIZER,SUNDAY CHANDA HEAR HHS NAME THEY GO AND DRINK HEAVILY SO THAT THEY DON’T GET TO HEAR THE NAME BUT GOD IS DOING WONDERS FOR MY COUNTRY. GOD CONTINUE EXPOSING THEM

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  18. At number 5 you say break the law then you will know there is a government but why all those thugs who attacked people at the grave yard were not arrested those who killed Gaddafi those who killed NDC youth leader in the Cooper belt and many more were not arrested there is no rule of law in Zambia which means there is no one in charge no government chipatepate type of government try and error type of government.

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  19. President Lungu please show that you are there to correct all the wrongs. Why should PF die just because of tolerating criminals who are just bent on tainting the image of PF. Please Mr President clear the markets and Bus stations…people have suffered at the hands of criminals pretending to be PF cadres. Please act against them just like the late President Sata directed the police to arrest the Lusaka west land grabbing criminals. All were arrested and there was peace in the farms. PF you are de-campaigning yourselves.

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  20. I’m glad the citizens are standing up against these bad guys. Zambia it’s about time to take them down. We have power, We vote, and we can fire them because we are the bosses. I wish some of my people can realize how powerful there vote accounts. We are not going to sit down and watch them continue destroying this Country and stealing from us.

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