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Zambia Police to Re-Open Old Cases, including Kambwili’s Tribal Remarks Case

General News Zambia Police to Re-Open Old Cases, including Kambwili's Tribal Remarks Case

Inspector of Police Lemmy Kajoba has said that Zambia Police will use all legal means at its disposal to bring to book persons that have committed crimes. This follows the investigations into electoral offenses that happened, dating back to 2015.

Speaking during a press briefing yesterday, Mr Kajoba said Zambia Police is investigating cases that are of Public interest going back to 2015. and that Police is determined to revisit all cases reported to the Police in the recent past but not logically concluded.

The Police IG said the cases involve the murder of Lawrence Banda in Kaoma, the alleged case involving Obed Kasongo, and the shooting at the supreme Court in the 2016 Presidential Petition.

Mr. Kajoba said the other cases involve the arson involving a Mahindra motor vehicle in Kawambwa, Shooting incident of Mushaukwa Mushauka in Mulobezi, and the tribal remarks involving Chishimba Kambwili.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kajoba has directed all provincial commanders to enhance foot and motorized patrols in their areas of jurisdictions to curb criminal activities that have been on the rise.

Meanwhile, former State House Press Aide, Amos Chanda has pleaded not guilty to using insulting language and obstruction. This is when Mr Chanda, who is charged with his wife, Mable, as well as sister in-law, Ruth Nakaundi, appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate Court yesterday.

Mr Chanda’s co-accused have also pleaded not guilty, and immediately after, the trio took plea, the matter proceeded to trial. Anti-Corruption Commission -ACC- Prosecutor, Martin Mayembe told the court that the state was ready to start trial with two witnesses.

And an officer from the ACC narrated how Mr Chanda, his wife and his sister in-law, allegedly hailed different insults on officers from the commission. The ACC officer further said he and his team were obstructed from searching properties belonging to Mr. Chanda in Chongwe area.

Another ACC officer told the court that the team from the ACC had a search warrant, which has since been submitted to the court, which later ruled that it was legal.

75 COMMENTS

    • Bravo to the Police, even in Germany there were recently trying a 96 year woman who was involved in murdering people in the first world war. That is justice

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  1. Very good………….

    CK thinks tribal attacks is the way to go…….

    All crimes reported to police must be investigated , all crimes , including UPND crimes……..

    Also The public needs to know what happened in the gassing incidences ……

    Zambia was on the brink of tribal and political warfare, this must not be allowed to happen again…..never………

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  2. #3  SINCE NI SINCE 
    November 4, 2021 At 7:08 am

    “kkkkkkkk yaba pa zambia napo bwafya is this development or witch hunting kkkkkkkkkk”

    What’s the use of the police if the can’t investigate reported crimes…..?

    Whats the problem with visiting all crimes reported ?

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  3. Meticulously, slowly , step by step……..

    If those who committed crimes in the past think they got off, you have another thing comming………

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  4. Can’t believe you two fools would be siding with these criminals who not only abused power but caused a lot of misery and pain to the Zambian people. During their time these guys were leathal now they want to cry fowl, lucky UPND is even letting you go sleep at home

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  5. What about the remark by someone prominent who said only a Tonga can lead UPND. Thought that is a tribal remark too. Kajoba look here.

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  6. Also re-open treason charge for HH where presidential motor cade was in a race with HH’s convoy in Mongu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. This man is lost. How can you bring a stone age person as IG? So you want to fight crime that was committed in 1942 and reserve ones being committed to 2042? He has not even referred to the recent murder of Kungo. What a tragedy. He’s still recovering from lutuku or kachasu

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  8. Don’t just open those cases that were committed by the PF, revisit all cases without prejudice. Let me mention a few like the murder of Simuwelu, Menyani Zulu, Mwaliteta’s servant, blowing of pylons and the school at Shikoswe, murder of Bembas at Namwala and Maamba, Ruth Mbandu, aggravated robbery committed on ECZ officials in Lusaka, etc. Deal even with the recent ones like the smashing of Given Lubinda’s vehicle. Go further and deal with the officers that have been sitting on these cases. Don’t only deal with tribal remarks by Kambwili but also deal with those that told Wilbur Simuusa that his father was turning in his grave for joining the PF a Bemba Party

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  9. #13  Ayatollah
     November 4, 2021 At 8:24 am

    “Don’t just open those cases that were committed by the PF, revisit all cases without prejudice. Let me mention a few like the murder of Simuwelu, Menyani Zulu, Mwaliteta’s servant, blowing of pylons and the school at Shikoswe, murder of Bembas at Namwala and Maamba, Ruth Mbandu, aggravated robbery committed on ECZ officials in Lusaka, etc. Deal even with the recent ones like the smashing of Given Lubinda’s vehicle. Go further and deal with the officers that have been sitting on ……..”

    You can wait for PF to return to power to investigate those cases ……

    they had 10 years to investigate those cases ………..

    Now UPND will investigate cases of intrest to the “majority ” for the next 10 years, hopefully and beyond…

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  10. Please also re-open the following:
    1.Murder of Ronald Penza and Paul Tembo.
    2.Murder of PF Northwest Provincial Chairman Kungo.

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  11. It is strongly rumoured and a strong a belief amongst UPND members that Anderson Mazoka was poisoned. Will you please investigate this and bring this matter to a logical conclusion.

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  12. We told you…upnd has nothing to offer the people of Zambia…Ati we want change..This is not the real change hichilema promised…it’s fake.

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  13. All cases committed dating as far back as 2016 to be investigated…hmmm even the burning of homes in Namwala for people perceived to be non tonga speaking after the 2016 general elections, Kafue MP Buumba Makambo and other cases will be included..

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  14. I think we need to set a precedent that rule of law must be followed to ensure fairness. PF had done serious damage to social and economic structure of the country. It’s time for answers and all involved must answer.

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  15. This is the best news of the day. Offenders should not be allowed to go scot-free, or else we will create a rotten society for future generations. Laws are there to be enforced, not for decoration

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  16. What about the brutal killing PF chairman during election in 2021 in N. Western Province? Don’t be selective in your investigations.

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  17. We were told that this is a new dawn govt which will do things differently. Ala kanshi it’s the same old game of fixing political opponents!
    But be careful, in digging a ditch for someone else, you May end up falling in the same ditch!
    This issue of arresting people all over the show on trumped you charges, such as MPs from Luapula Province will backfire on upnd very soon.
    Upnd will open a Pandora’s box which will in the end injure them.
    The police have nothing better to do surely than probing so called tribal remarks?
    What about tribal remarks attributed to upnd supporters?
    Ala fimbi kufilekafye, choose your battles carefully.

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  18. If there is one person I would like to answer for his crimes is one thug named Kennedy Kamba former Lusaka Province PF Chairman…this man became so arrogant and violent that he went on camera and called on his youth to treat John Sangwa SC as political opponent in other words beat him when you find him. People can not get away with such reckless uttering I believe there is a docket opened already at the Police.

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  19. Very unfortunate development. New dilution government.

    What impact will these selective cases bring to the Zambian economy? We are heading for doom my fellow Zambians.

    Anyway, I am not surprised because its HH who is giving instructions to reopen and settle scores with Kambwili. We are yet to see his hatred and dark side of hh. Remember [email protected]@n1sm is real in this government.

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  20. It’s bizzar that PF rats on LT are worried about cases that are already on record………….

    Those percived cases against UPND you mention , PF had 10 years to prosecute, some UPND people like mwaliteta and others spend time in jail……..

    Now it is time for cases that were swept under the carpet by PF………

    The majority who voted want justice………

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  21. Bloggers, we ought to allow the Police do their job, the man has told you he will investigate open cases from 2015, why are you already condemning him just because he gave you a few examples? Let’s all be apolitical, and just raise the cases of interest that impact Zambians regardless if they are PF or UPND or Socialists……For God Sake, remove your politics in this case for once. Is there any normal person who is happy with the status quo where cases are never clarified? 10 years cases passed without a full investigation, cases like “Gassing” – to name one, that should be of interest to everyone – PF or UPND or Sean Tembo or Socialist. The Police need your support, NOT your reckless comments. If you think Police should sit back and forget about past cases, then your brain need to be…

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  22. Ive resolved not to comment and just pray for the success of this new government as the Bible says in Romans 13. So this comment is meant to help government not be in opposition to it. Hon Kambwili spoke truthfully about the tribal voting patters in Southern province, ECZ has 20 year records to prove this. How is the police going to hold him against this evidence? Just go to ECZ then arrest Southern province voters. On corruption, repossessing wealth without requisite court trail means the same will be done to you on privatization issues when someone else comes into power. Also the public will lose confidence in the judicial process. Do better.

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  23. Crime is a crime and anyone that gets into it needs to be punished…..about CK’s issued, my question is, WHO HAS COMMITTED A MORE SERIOUS CRIME, THE ONE WHO SPEAKS ABOUT IT OR THE ONES THAT PRACTICE IT? Please lets not open a pandora box and make Zambians to begin to debate who said what about tribe or who practices tribalism. KK tried to keep as one. And be careful, such things might just backfire if the courts finds that there is no case commited

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  24. The practionners of tribalism Vs the speakers of tribalism…….What nonsense is this? KK will be turning in his grave

  25. You know Kambwil is a threat.Ba Kajoba why is UPND govt only firing people of northern and eastern names in all perestal dissolved?All people who were dierectors but who come from southern province 99.9% are still there and now managing these ministries.We know what’s happening.Don’t start playing with fire.How can you vote like that.Kambwili is against region voting but you want to arrest him bcoz you’re scared that he told us the truth.

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  26. You know Kambwil is a threat.Ba Kajoba why is UPND govt only firing people of northern and eastern names in all perestal dissolved?All people who were dierectors but who come from southern province 99.9% are still there and now managing these ministries.We know what’s happening.Don’t start playing with fire.How can you vote like that.Kambwili is against region voting but you want to arrest him bcoz you’re scared that he told us the truth

  27. Thanks Zambia Police, justice must always be pursued regardless of time. I am more excited about tribal hate speech, this needs to be nipped in the bud, and nobody must cry foul and claim that they are being targeted when all the IG and his team are pursuing is justice

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  28. They know that budget was hoax now they want to intimidate imbwili.Your voting pattern is evidence emouggh.Just be ashemed of yourselves.You have been voting like that since UPND was formed.Look at what is happening in all disolved boards.Peope from southern provinces are not being fired.Kambwili was right and he did well to tell u off.Leave CK alone and stop this tribal problems

  29. They know that buget was hoax now they want to intimidate imbwili.Your voting pattern is eveifence emouggh.Just be ashemed of yourselves.You have been voting like that since UPND was formed.Look at what is happening in all disolved boards.Peope from southern provinces are not being fired.Kambwili was right and he did well to tell u off.Leave CK alone and stop this tribal problems

  30. well done Zambia Police, a crime is a crime, and in the interest of justice this is a very good move, and that is why I was extremely surprised when TIZ was against Amos Chanda being pursued, there is nothing like a small or a big crime, as long as something is in the penal code like obstruction of justice and insulting law enforcement agencies is there, it must be pursued

  31. This is a very positive development, there is nothing like being selective here, so stop inventing words. Somebody is asking about the chaps who murdered PF Chairman Kungo but I am sure its ignorance because these were already caught and the matter is in court, another mis guided fellow is asking how about privatization cases, surely if HH was guilty was he going to survive the past brutal regimes. The Police must be supported on this, lets also remind the Police that we still have Mapenzi Chibulo lying cold in her grave and this investigation must be extended. We also don’t know which Police officers killed Vespers Shimuzhila and Frank Mugala. Let justice prevail, that’s how a normal society should live

  32. You know Kambwil is a threat.Ba Kajoba why is UPND govt only firing people of northern and eastern names in all perestal dissolved?All people who were dierectors but who come from southern province 99.9% are still there and now managing these ministries.We know what’s happening.Don’t start playing with fire.How can you vote like that.Kambwili is against region voting but you want to arrest him bcoz you’re scared that he told us the truth.You should be ashemed of tribal voting pattern

  33. 2 weeks ago in Germany they were trying a 96 year old woman in court who was aiding the murdering of jews over 60 years ago. That is what we call justice. For those who may not have an idea what the word justice means, you need to not only google it but pretend you understand it than exposing your full ignorance on these bloggs

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  34. Today i believe Zambian police has no qualified people.They are just used by any govt.Sangwa was right we don’t need to appoint such people we need competent qualified women and men to head these institutions otherwise we doomed with this govt which only favor it’s region.As longs as you were in PF govt but u came from southern your job is secure. That’s what is happening.I have never seen such kind of crazzness.Even thieves as long as from teir region it’s passport to remain in govt.They even start complaining we were sidelined. Anyway enjoy it’s your to rule

  35. #37  Moscow(op)
     November 4, 2021 At 10:38 am

    “……why is UPND govt only firing people of northern and eastern names in all perestal dissolved?All people who were dierectors but who come from southern province 99.9% are still there and now managing these ministries.We know what’s happening…..”

    Look how petty and childish these people are ……….

    Which ministries are still managed by tongas ????

    Most boards of directors have been dissolved from loss making companies and organisations………..

    Those cader directors where just drawing allowances while their companies were are making huge loses…………

    And someone wants to cry tribalism ???

    Really ???

    Grow up……

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  36. This guy is corrupt who brought him in the service does he really know what he is saying!
    Is this the Zambia people want very soon we shall be seeing riots across the country which he will not handle because people will realise that this government doesn’t mean well. This government must work on the promises they made to the people in stead of witch hunting.
    People want economy to improve and not spending time on dead issues.
    By the way who is not guilty starting the president himself as concerning the wrongs in this country.

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  37. Dear IG please as a matter of urgency can you bring back beat and police patrols….people are being gunned down with no reprieve….also can you stop the bring in of cars at all malls in Lusaka which is now a daily occurrence even with cctv? People are illegally building in forest 27 despite the Ministerial directive to stop…..we know you have been away for a time but get your act together

  38. Kajoba has a bone to chew against the PF. For him it’s pay back time. I hope he won’t waste man-hours by arresting those who were tried and acquitted for the same cases. Instead of revenge please deploy#49 Matthew more police in the townships?

  39. And just like that 5 years in office goes down the drain…kikikikikiki yaba African Politics…let’s go back to 1972….why only 2015….kikikikikiki like they were no crimes committed before 2015….UPND is lost….and they still can’t explain their bloated fake budget now trying to divert attention and blame it on PF in 2026…

  40. #48  Nshilimubemba 
    November 4, 2021 At 11:35 am

    “This guy is corrupt who brought him in the service does he really know what he is saying!
    Is this the Zambia people want very soon we shall be seeing riots across the country which he will not handle because people will realise that this government doesn’t mean well. This government must work on the promises they made to the people in stead of witch hunting……”

    What riots naimwe ……… ?

    The majority of voters want justice , while the minority are realising how corrupt the PF was………..

    The UPND GRZ is even taking too long caging these PF theiving animals ……….

    Least we forget…….50 innocent civilians were lynched to death because of PF gassing campaign………..

  41. JACK! IT IS BETTER YOU DIRECT THOSE RESOURCES TO OTHER URGENT AND MEANINGFUL NEEDS LIKE ABOLISHING THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT THAN OPENING LONG CLOSED CASES FOR VINDICTIVENESS AND POLITICAL PERSECUTION.

  42. Arrest everyone and see if it will put food on people’s table, make the Kwacha appreciate. Don’t forget Edgar Lungu did the same and people wanted patiently for August 12 2021. I tell you that even those tribally inclined provinces will get tired of rhetoric and persecution…. they will do what they did in 1991. Save this post for the future.

  43. THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIMES COMITTED BUT SWEPTUNDER THE CARPETS AHAS JUST STARTED AND A LOT OF THOSE THAT GOT INVOLVED WILL END UP IN JAIL. MR KAJOBA KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THOSE CASES BECAUSE HE WAS THERE AT THAT TIME. THIS IS A LESSON TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE GIVEN THE CHANCE OF HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE TO ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE EVERY ACTIVITY HAS A STARTING POINT AND AN END.

  44. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    It’s quite sad to see so many Zambians here being this indifference to victims of murder crimes because of political affiliation – have you been desensitized this much. Innocent people lost their lives indiscriminately and just imagine their loved ones not having answers and justice. I don’t have issues with the police revisiting these lost files and bringing closure to families and friends of these political murder victims… we should never, ever practice politics of k!llings. By the way it shouldn’t be selective but all relevant cases must be revisited regardless of the suspects’ political affiliation.

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  45. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    However, I have serious issues with this “insulting” n0nsense about Amos Chanda. I never liked the pompous ‘mambala’ but by all means charge him with meaningful crimes of corruption and not “insulting”… go to the village and become a chief if you want s!lly respect, otherwise let Chanda go.

  46. ZP PLEASE FIND CONSTRUCTIVE PROJECTS THAN WITCHHUNT. ARE YOU GOING TO INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC POLICE ROAD BLOCK OFFENCES.
    LET THE NEW DAWN CONCENTRATE ON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT .
    COURTS ARE FILLED WITH LONG STANDING CASES WHICH HAVE YET TO HEARD AND JUDGED. THIS ADDITION IS MERELY A RED HERRING AND SHALL YIELD NOTHING.
    BE AN INNOVATIVE IG AND DO AWAY WITH ROAD BLOCKS, CLEAN UP POLICE CELLS , UNCLAIMED VEHICLES AT POLICE STATIONS WHICH ARE AN EYESORE AND PATROL STREETS IN COMPOUNDS !!!
    GOD BLESS ZP

  47. Lock up each and every Jim & Jack, regardless of their political affiliation, the law must take its course. Everyone is innocent until proved quilty.
    So ba PF minions do NOT be scared, it’s for your and children benefit.
    Let’s support the police to BUILD their LOST credibility, there is COMPLTELY LOSS of TRUST in ZAMBIA. It seems everything and everyone is suspect (no trust), and this miserable status quo of suspicions, UNFORTUNATELY has become a NORM.
    As it is ANYTHING that the Police does, will always be met with denial. Now you have the Kambwilis saying the actions by POLICE is based on STATE HOUSE instruction, why would HAKAINDE do that? We need to re-orient this stigma of negativity and suspicion and focus on change.

  48. @ 54, 55 – Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa,

    Agree with your comments, that is the way forward. We need to stop living in denial, a strong police without political bias, is the way forward, and we can not continue digging the same whole, by continuing to mistrust any action the police take.
    As much I have been critical of Amos Chanda, I also find the case of “Insulting” to be so trivial against what we have on the table, but that is not to say I will suspect the Police that on political orders. That is insane.
    Reading some of the comments above from some bloggers, its really mind-blowing.

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  49. And now this man has officially announced that Zambia Police is now officially UPND POLICE…if you can’t see anything wrong with this then never talk to me again….These guys will surely make PF bounce back to power just like Trump is coming back…Zambians made a huge mistake

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  50. You can be a thief for as long as you’re UPND then everything is ok…you can be incompetent for as long as you’re from Southern Province and your Job is secure…Welcome to the new yawn government….and presenting a budget that will make UPND Bandits richer…and the poor more poorer and more misery for Zambian youths…ALEBWELELAPO…I really don’t know if Lungu is eligible since I stopped school in grade 3 and now I drive UBER for a living…but if Lungu is eligible to stand as a President then ALEBWELELAPO

  51. Take care zambians with this new dawn. You will know the real Hh how cruel this manis. There will be fire to ignited soon if this government continues with this trend. Citizens are waiting for promises or there will fire and one will cry to be in power. Never revenge as the bible teaches every christian. This is christian nation and if we move away it will be a disaster. Take it or leave it

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    • Ignore this chap calling himself Mwati somebody, these are PF remnants. At every given occasion they will try to paint HH black, they did tried it even before elections but they were completely ignored by Zambians, and they are still trying again

  52. Slowly but surely UPND now showing its true colors…this is what Zambians have been rejecting for the past 23 years….Nepotism and regionalism…welcome to the new yawn makaka government….if your last name is Chanda they will arrest you for insulting but if your last name is Hantembo then you will disappear with US$800000…if your last name is Musokotwane then you will build 48 house with stolen money and everything will be ok…..

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  53. This seeds will soon start germinating. And Zambians will not tell difference between tribal confusion and development. HH go the Mandela way. There are people in UPND , PF and other political parties who committed crimes and if they are unattached.?
    Who killed Jackson. Kungo on election day, at the polling station?. Start with this one to demonstrate that you not after PF members only.

  54. Yes, you can arrest those who murdered, and any who stole from the people – because these are heinous crimes not to be overlooked; but you are going the wrong way in attempting to target Mr Kambwili for merely pointing out known practices by Tonga people. If the intention is to gag, then am afraid it’s a futile act – you cannot conceal an open secret by punishing those who talk about it. And, its not as though keeping things under the lid will improve entrenched behaviour. What you are is what you’re, just don’t dramatise when people point you out! I would let sleeping dogs lie!

    #plant a tree now!

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  55. Please Zambia Police, you must focus on the tribal hate speech, if left un checked it can be a very bad cancer. You cant just target Tonga people like that, I am from Eastern province and I will tell you that it is against common decency to be tribal, ensure this CK chap is asked some questions, if he is innocent the courts will free him, not sure why some chaps are always panicking

  56. This is a very positive development, there is nothing like being selective here, so stop inventing words. Somebody is asking about the chaps who murdered PF Chairman Kungo but I am sure its ignorance because these were already caught and the matter is in court, another mis guided fellow is asking how about privatization cases, surely if HH was guilty was he going to survive the past brutal regimes. The Police must be supported on this, lets also remind the Police that we still have Mapenzi Chibulo lying cold in her grave and this investigation must be extended. We also don’t know which Police officers killed Vespers Shimuzhila and Frank Mugala. Let justice prevail, that’s how a normal society should live. A crime is a crime, including tribal hate speech, don’t relent

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  57. Hatred for Bembas and Ngoni speaking people by people from Southern province is in their DNA and they always want to hide in “in one Zambia, One nation. They are briefed and told to hate these tribes when they are just toddlers. They will never change aba bantu. Balishupa last.Taba tutemwa nangu panono. Ifyakuti,one zambia ,one nation fyabufi naba bantu. Panse fyonse mumu ganda. Their Hatred instinct is overwhelming among Tonga speaking people. we just spoiled and wasted our votes when we voted HH. We have started regretting and we are going to review our voting pattern and correct our mistakes and come back stronger in next general elections due in 5 years time. We voted HH for good governance , rule of law and to fix the economy and not to be vindictive and fix other tribes. If…

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  58. We voted HH for good governance , rule of law and to fix the economy and not to be vindictive and fix other tribes. If that’s the way foward UPND sees it fit then one term is knocking at state house .Mark my words UPND will regreat

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