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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ng’ombe residents riots over elapse of mobile NRC issuance

General News Ng’ombe residents riots over elapse of mobile NRC issuance

Some irate residents in Lusaka’s Ng’ombe compound yesterday ran amok and threw all kinds of missiles that has left a teacher and a learner injured at Ng’ombe Primary School.

And relative calm has returned in the compound as alert officers from the Zambia Police Service kept vigil as the stone-throwers were kept at bay in order to protect both people and property.

The irate residents were protesting the relocation of officers conducting the ongoing mobile national registration card from following their expiry of the scheduled timetable.

Meanwhile, Lusaka District Commissioner David Silubanje has strongly condemned the unbecoming behaviour of some Ng’ombe residents for their insatiable appetite of destroying property whenever they are aggrieved.

Mr. Silubanje observed with sadness the strange behaviour of some Ng’ombe residents who have become accustomed to rioting whenever they are aggrieved.

‘’ I want to sternly warn these violent residents of Ng’ombe compound that the long arm of the law will surely catch up with them,’’ he warned.

‘’ It is regrettable that this particular compound has developed a strange behaviour of destroying both private and public properties whenever they are aggrieved.

‘’ First, it was the touching of the Police Post, destroyed a newly constructed road because they were aggrieved and yesterday they have partially damaged the school after they learnt that our officers’ schedule of issuance of NRCs had ended yesterday.’’

Mr. Silubanje said this when he toured Ng’ombe Primary School to check on the extent of the damage and later visited centers in Kamanga, Garden and Chainda areas.

He said that the preliminary report from officers indicated that about nine classrooms were partially damaged though he described the damage as minimal which will not affect the school calendar.

‘’ I have since directed the District Education Board Secretary to get on the ground and quickly do an assessment so that a bill of quantity can be prepared,’’ he said.

‘’You are aware that non examination classes have just resumed due to COVID-19 pandemic and as a government we would not want to inconvenience the pupils due to leaked roofs because of the broken asbestos.

‘’ But to say the least, this behaviour is retrogressive and l want to commend police officers for their swiftness when they received the report of the disturbances.

‘’What is really shocking is that we have several static offices for NRCs across the district that are equally operating alongside the mobile exercise and people would resort to violence because of the relocation.’’


  1. I have told you that Kapolyo Kampyongo has failed and these are the effects. He presides over a very important Ministry but it seems all departments are failing starting from ZP, Immigration, Registration, Correctional, etc.

  2. Do not insult the respectable residents of ngombe by accusing them all of this. Those behind this are just upnd sponsored thugs. We now hope that people understand why we bought riot machinery to protect our country

  3. Mark my words, 2021 you will be ferried in the same armory you bought you thought you will cadge us all. Even if you hire Chinese will fix you in the same ox-wagons you bought. We shall pull them using our oxen

  4. KZ, advise your boss to arrest all Ng’ombe residents for destroying government property. Go on, if you have any loins left in yourselves. When we say Zambians are disenchanted with PF regime, you say its foreigners instigating the nation. Zambia has been in this situation before – Check mate

  5. Ba upnd you won’t manage and tamwakatekepo with such monkey behaviour. Ask us how we got power from mmd. You will learn that it didn’t involve acting like thugs and damaging public property.

  6. Kz is there anything to do with upnd here? You are just scared of them coz you know next muukuka and 2022 you be going to jail one by one

  7. Kz is there anything to do with upnd here? You are just scared of them coz you know next muukuka and 2022 you be going to jail one by one

  8. That is the result of biting more than you can chew. Census ilikuti? How do you intend to register more than 9 million people in 30 days when it has taken you more than 3 years to achieve NOTHING. e PF twaeba

  9. Demand for your rights and Edgar Lungu and ECZ have evil intention of rigging the elections.

    We shall not allow them this time around.

    We are on the ground to sensitise the people.

    PF must go!

  10. They are annoyed at the government and this is the only way they can express their displeasure as the PF police won’t give them a permit to march or say anything at the government.


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