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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Shooting incidence at Kasenseli gold mine saddening

Rural News Shooting incidence at Kasenseli gold mine saddening

Mwinilunga Town Council Chairperson, Jonathan Chinyimba has bemoaned the shooting incidents that took place today at Kasenseli gold mine in Mwinilunga district between the residents and the state police.

Mr Chinyimba who described the ongoing mining operations at Kasenseli as illegal, called for an immediate end to the life threatening clashes and shooting of innocent youths at the mine.

North-western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fred Mulenga confirmed an incident where an unarmed man was in the early hours of today shot at with a rubber bullet.

Mr Mulenga added that the incident happened when the victim was in a group of others and allegedly wanted to force their way into the mine area.

Mr Chinyimba has since called on President Hakainde Hichilema to quickly engage an investor who will translate the benefits of the mine to the community through job creation before a lot of lives are lost.

‘’Mr President kindly take this issue seriously and open this mine so that people of Mwinilunga are empowered,” he said.

The civic leader expressed worry that any delay to engage a serious investor at the mine will see continued clashes between the state Police and residents who go to the mine to earn a living.

Mr Chinyimba noted that residents of Kasenseli will continue mining because of high poverty levels in the area, provided there will not be any investor engaged to create employment for the local people.

15 COMMENTS

  1. I think those youths were promised a share of it. I don’t blame them. You campaigned and they voted you in.
    Give them the mine you Ydiots. We also with to see Lamborghini’s in Zambia driven by our own people. A simple vehicle surprised Zambia 2 years ago. And you still pretend not to be primitive.

    C’mon guys.

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  2. Ehh!You know the cadres want their own piece of the cake.Why should an investor be invited to syphon our lity gold deposits.Time for badala to nationalism gold mine.This is not Nakambala something it’s kasenseli gold mine.

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  3. this needs to be done in an orderly manner. You can’t have a situation where people illegally start mining without knowing who’s actually mining, who owns what, a mine surveyor to apportion the mine otherwise we open ourselves to mafia style heavy handed ness and lose all income from the mine. What about smelting? Who’s going to do it! Is it efficient and not losing some gold or other minerals? We need order not the disorderly mentality that has given us shanty compounds all over Africa.

  4. Kikikikiki Bally will fix it….jobs for the youths…kikikikikiki Bally wants you to try Agriculture…back to the land..kambilombilo…Forward Forward Forwarded…Bally says now he is too busy globetrotting….he has no time for you…levels…now he’s on different level…at you did manage to get yourself a T shirt or hat..be thankful

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  5. LAWLESSNESS CANNOT PREVAIL
    BOOT THEM OUT
    AND REALLOCATE IT TO PERSON WITH CREDENTIALS
    VENDORS DOING MINING ??? NO TAXES NO RECORDS

  6. Leave the Zambian people alone. The actual thieves are at Kansanshi mine Aeroplanes land and fly, in Kansanshi mine the area where mining gold is done no Zambians are allowed not even the police, the mine owners do it themselves, Gold has been stolen in this country for a every long time, Per day Zambia is losing 45 million dollars from these thieves, and by the time it’s month-end it’s coming to about 45 billion dollars worth of gold stolen and unaccounted for.. Shameful
    Bally fix it… Zambia is extremely rich believe you me not need for donor aid.
    Take the Botswana root.

  7. ZAMBIA IS EXTREMELY RICH THAT IS FOR SURE !
    THE PROBLEM IS ZAMBIANS ARE NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING HUGE VENTURES OR EVEN MEDIUM ONES
    WAKE UP TO THIS FACT !! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH INVESTORS AS LONG AS THEY PAY THEIR RIGHFUL DUES AFTERALL THEY HERE TO MAKE MONEY FOR THEIR SHAREHOLDERS WHICH IS NORMAL
    THE PROBLEM WAS PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS DID SET UP PROPER VIABLE DEALS
    KANSANSHI BY THE WAY HAS DONE MORE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PAID HUGE TAXES THAN LOCAL INTERPRISES
    SO STOP BLEETING

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  8. We keep telling them to look at this wealth and use it to pay our bills but instead, we rush to go and make deals which make foreigners the owners of our own land giving them the rights to shoot anyone trespassing. I call it witchcraft. Banati lowa.

  9. FOREIGNERS ??
    HAVE WE THE SKILLS, THE FUNDS, ETC TO GO INTO MINING
    IS IT RIGHT THE SO CALLED YOUTH GO MINING WITH NO PROTECTIVE WEAR NO LICENCE NO ACCOUNTABILITY NO CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL COFFERS ETC
    IF YOU ENCOURAGE THIS THEN LETS DROP THE STRICT RULES AND REGULATIONS WHICH GOVERN THE LEGAL MINING HOUSE
    YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

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  10. I don’t support people being short by police, but I totally support government putting things in oder so that there is control if everything is left to our villagers very soon we shall see vigilantes forming up and vigorously supported by international groups who will equip them with guns to kill each other to gain the control of the mining area.
    This evil is very much alive in our neighbouring country Congo, government is there to do good if they fail to control you will lose what you think is yours ,
    powerful crooks will invade that place and you will run away for fear of death and you will come back to complain to the government again.

  11. Mr Town Clerk, we don’t need the investors to run that Gold mine. That kind of thinking should come to an end. We can run that Mine as a Government and employ the same youths you are talking about. But not everyone can be employed.

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