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Police Arrest Former Defence Minister Davies Chama for Attempted Murder in 2015

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Police have picked up and detained former Defence Minister and Patriotic Front (PF) Vice-Chairperson, Hon. Davies Chama.

Mr. Chama has since been co-charged with his former security officer, Brian Dumisani Nyoni for attempted murder.

The duo is expected to be transported to Sesheke District where the matter will be heard.

During the Mulobezi By-election in June 2015, violence erupted between the UPND party and the PF, which saw one UPND cadre shot in the thigh and sustained a deep knife cut in the buttock as well as another cut on the left eye.

According to the version of Mr Siyanga Siyauya, who was UPND campaign manager for the Mulobezi by-elections, it was surprising that after the attack from the PF cadres, their cadre and one of his colleagues were instead arrested and detained instead of arresting the perpetrators of the crime.

Mr. Siyauya said he was lucky that he was not also injured but alleged that the driver of the PF Secretary General Davies Chama had aimed at shooting him as well.

Mr. Siyauya, who did not give details of his arrest and subsequent detention by Mulobezi police, said he was released on police bond.

However, according to Zambia Police at the time, Mr Siyauya was arrested for allegedly being part of a group of machete-wielding thugs who attacked Patriotic Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Chama and his entourage in Mulobezi.

Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani and Western Province commissioner of police Standwell Lungu confirmed Mr Siyauya’s arrest along with the two UPND cadres.

Ms Libongani said the three were arrested after Mr Chama and PF officials reported the attack to Sichili Police Post.

“Police officers found offensive weapons in Mr Sianga’s vehicle after searching it,” Ms Libongani said.

Mr Lungu said the police arrested Mr Siyauya, who was UPND parliamentary candidate Sililo’s campaign manager because he was found at the scene where Mr Chama and his entourage were attacked by suspected UPND cadres.

“We have arrested and detained Mr Siyauya because he was found at the scene where Mr Chama was attacked.

“After searching his vehicle, the police found a panga, an axe and a pistol. So, he is in police custody,” Mr Lungu said.

And police spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda said in a statement yesterday that police have apprehended Mr Siyauya and Mr Likamba along with Mr Mushaukwa, who was nursing a gunshot wound in hospital.

“A pistol with seven rounds of ammunition and other offensive weapons were recovered from a Toyota Hilux registration number ALD 9469 belonging to honourable Sianga. The Hilux was one of the vehicles that were used to block the road when the attack happened,” Mrs Munganga-Chanda said.

68 COMMENTS

  1. None sense…. Bembas are now in trouble….
    Investigation should have started from 1991 to today..Not is selective investigation..

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    • Yes, if the one who shot the other was a bemba, it is the bemba to get arrested and not a lozi, luchazi, or Luvale. Not sure what the dandala head is implying by brining in a tribe

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  2. And I said it before busy diverting attention reality has finally downed on the new Yawn makaka government led by chimbwi no plan…expect NO serious development for the next 5 years……load shedding has become rampan…food still very expensive…no jobs for the youths…and why are you not arresting Musokotwane’s nephew on the 48 houses since you made a big out of it and used it as your campaign message….

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  3. Meanwhile the State enters a nolle in the case of Chief Mukuni’s wife and others for kidnapping. So far the suspected killers of PF NWP official have not appeared in court yet. And looking at this story critically, the arrested man seems to have acted in self-defense. Technically I would safely say the police in their quest to impress the new masters are going overboard. This is embarrassing.

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  4. This is preposterous.
    Hh and Kajoba at it again. We know that upnd is always behind every violent act during bye and general election.
    Now if kajoba’s policing thinks that upnd was a victim in all this, we have biasness a type discrimination which hh doesn’t seem to appreciate that it is a form of corruption. It takes two to tangle.
    If this is the style of governance hh has in store for us, I foresee a backslash. I foresee chaos and this tribal injustice being perpetrated by hh will one day come back to haunt him.
    It seems the gruesome grudge hh carries again Zambian citizens is insurmountable.

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    • Cases are taken to where the case was committed, this is basic. Shocked at this ignorance. Ever heard of jurisdiction

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  5. Attempted murder? Sounds like a trumped up charge.
    Davies, the only way to stop this bs is to sue this puppets individually for defamation with costs when they lose in court.
    Let’s see how this one unfolds under this selective justice for hire.

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    • These are straightforward cases that cant be lost, you pull the trigger, witnesses see you, you are taken to court, no matter how long it takes, no matter how many tonnes of tears you are going to shed and cry using the tribal tag, you still have to account. The law is the law

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  6. Acc in his pocket – silumesi.
    Police in his pocket – kajoba
    A vindictive pair of prosecutors at play.
    Where is is professionalism? Institutions of governance suffer alot at the hands of politicians. This time they are in the tribal mud. With the under5 president at state house the results can be unpredictable.
    The rule of law is definitely not in the eyes of hh alone. In the eyes of public opinion, hh is fighting a tri. ball war. It is not easy to hide no matter the volume of rhetoric.
    It’s clear his heart is laden with hate and revenge. This characteristic was alway visible to most of us even when this guy was in opposition.

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  7. Kakoma Kanganja should be arrested for not ensuring that Davies Chama was arrested in 2015 whn this crime is alleged to hv been committed. If Kanganja cannot be arrested, he can be a witness in explaining why Chama was not arrested in 2015. It’s that simple and straightforward.

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  8. NONSENSE MAYBE ?
    BUT CONSIDERING THE HEAVY POLITICAL PRESSURE PUT ON THE JUDICIARY AT THAT TIME
    IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE IF THE VICTIMS ASK FOR THEIR CASE TO BE REVIEWED ?
    SO WHATS THE FUSS ABOUT ?
    STOP ACTING AS IF ITS A PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE

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  9. Deja Vu @6, this crime is alleged to hv taken place in Western province during a by-election. That’s the practice in criminal matters. Contrast that with the PF attempt to try Senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya’s wife in Mansa in their trumped up charge which has since been dropped via a nolle. Did u see it fit to comment on it together with this one calling himself “Pharaoh’s Braggadocio”? Of course not because the PF were persecuting those u hate for no reason.

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  10. Sad but a valuable a lesson for everyone including politicians in the current government. Inputinity can not rein for ever. Never, Never abuse power. Those who are crying tribal, was Davis’s alleged shooting of Mushaukwa done on behalf of his tribe?

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  11. Good ……….

    Speed up the arrests……..

    We still have many cases of PF violence against Zambians……..

    They thought they were untouchables….

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  12. WHAT A CRAP OF REPORTING by LT !!!
    The arrested is Davies Chama, why is the entire article talking about Mr.Siyauya ? If you don’t have the FULL story, then don’t report it.
    We don’t know WHO Mr. Chama attempted to murder, and how that happened ? All, we know is that “….. one UPND cadre shot in the thigh and sustained a deep knife….”, but doesn’t say if this is what has gotten Chama into trouble, instead the rest of the article is about a Mr.Siyauya.

    BA LT get your stories edited, give US QUALITY REPORTING………YOU ARE ONLY GOOD AT MODERATING INNOCENT CONTRIBUTIONS.

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  13. #12 Naimwe please let’s not play games here. I had car accident in Kitwe damaging someone’s car. The guy stays in Chingola and when I failed to settle him he sued me in the Chingola Megistrate court.

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  14. Bravo Bravo !! THE BOOT IS NOW ON THE OTHER FOOT ,IT’S PAYBACK TIME .
    UMULANDU TAUBOLA.
    LUNGU AND HIS PF CORRUPT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE OF A GOVERNMENT MUST PAY FOR ALL THIER CRIMES.

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  15. Police please do your work, don’t be swayed by the number of dandala heads singing the tribe card. Arrest them if you have to, if it is a bemba who committed a crime, get them, after all there were the ones committing atrocities, if they are innocent, the court will advise. We also have a fair share of dandala heads from the past brutal PF regime, so please ignore their tribal postings here. Evidence will be availed in court so why not wait, the way civilized things are supposed to be done, already crying wolf, these weak PF souls

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  16. Please police don’t forget to arrest the ones who were stoning helicopters that were carrying opposition officials in Shiwang’andu during elections and bye elections from 2015, we still have witnesses like Mrs Mwanawasa who was one of the people who confessed that their helicopter came under strong “stone artillery” during a UPND campaign visit, these attacks were frequent and went on with impunity

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  17. Kambwili warned us and said, do you expect Zambia to be a normal country with Kampyongo as Minister of Home Affairs, “Bushe Zambia kuti chaba chalo na Kampyongo as Minister of Home Affairs” , this dishonest mwine wa chushi was right as it is very rare for this dishonest guy to say something right, as he is one of those who contributed to this deterioration. God Listens to prayers PF is gone, however those who committed crimes must account, no matter how they try to portray this to be a tribal war, ignore them with the contempt it deserves

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  18. Is this government taking us anywhere fellow Zambians. It looks like this government is about settling scores.

    I was insulted on this forum when I gave examples of people who are being arrested, Kambwili, Chitalu, Chitotela and now Chama. Is this not selective and tribal investigation? Edgar will be vindicated by these arrests. Arrests are purely tribal.

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  19. Deja Vu @ 16, that was a civil matter btwn u and the person whose car u damaged in an accident. Davies Chama is facing a criminal matter. Do u know the difference? In a criminal matter, u go to jail if found guilty; in a civil matter, u pay damages to the other party if found liable. As for Kakoma Kanganja, look Davies Chama has not been on the run. Why was he not arrested in 2015? Do u get why Kanganja is a person of interest to the police?

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  20. They are trying to intimidate pf supporters. They cannot come for people like me because they know that I will beat the life out of them and expose all their senior leaders in upnd. Remember I worked for OP for a long time. I have a lot of data on even hh.

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  21. Hh is a very angry soul. He is very short tempered and vengeful. Those characteristics are signs of a mad dictator. When he turns into mobutu seko seko don’t be surprised

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  22. One more thing Deja Vu @ 16, u’re just admitting that u are a misfit by refusing to own up after damaging someone’s car in an accident. U waited until he went to court. I don’t do that myself whn I get involved in a road accident after a misjudgment on my part. I own up. Such civilised conduct is too much to expect from u.

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  23. So the trend to persecute the out going government is set , all this is because we have a very unprofessional police force which becomes a cadre of the ruling party . Right now the police are upnd cadres, come the next government they shall change. All this goes to the fact that the appointed belong to the appointee

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  24. Very welcome news.

    People voted against violence, as much as they voted against corruption.

    Let the police follow up on all cases on their books.

    Having said all this, the charge of attempted murder might not hold in court. The aim was to injure, and scare the victims. Slap the right charges on Chama, otherwise he will walk.

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  25. #22 Naimwe I knew you were going to say this….. but of course you will deliberately over look examples that support me… people involved in attacks in Western Province have been tried in Lusaka, what do you say about this? Of course you will say it was during Unip, MMD or PF goverments.

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  26. #25 Naimwe you don’t even the circumstances that lead to my failure to settle him or what the outcome of the case was.. let me waste a bit of time to explain to you. The guy took the car to some garage which overcharged me, secondly he took the case to Chingola because he thought I had friends at the court. How the case ended? I paid according to my quotation not what his friends garage charged. Satisfied Mr Misfit?

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  27. These guys like David Chama thought they were going to be shielded forever politics in govt is temporary you never learnt anything from UNIP, MMD change of govt…if such cases are being brought back Police Commissioners and Inspector Generals such as Stella Libongani and Kanganga should be charge for covering up, people have to answer for their crimes.

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  28. Deja Vu – The problem with you is you hallucinate a lot…there you are talking about road accidents you don’t even understand how insurance even works; if you were at fault and you were swift you would have taken upon yourself to repair the third party vehicle at a body shop of your choosing and at a reduced price avoiding the claim to escalate to local courts were more charges would have been added. Anyway this is how you even analysis issues on LT you mind is clouded with something when you see such articles above instead of thinking issues through you just type away.

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  29. Next is Stephen Kampyongo that midget man who was issuing inflammatory orders to Police rank and file leading to them being overzealous to protestors leading to loss of life. Shiwa Ng’andu consistency was a no go area opposition were beaten by his thugs …there is video file on him being at illegal checkpoints. And the real Kaizer Zulu (not the UK based LT impostor) follow up on his cases where he kidnapped those young men in Kafue at gunpoint and the gun brandishing at that road accident in Lusaka. Anywhere were guns were brandished by PEPs has to relooked.

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  30. #32 Tarino Orange… you are like a fly that follows the corpse into the grave. Instead of debating the issue at hand you want to twist the examples given.

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  31. Deja Vu – Dont post incoherent comments and expect bloggers to simply ignore them unless you are an infant…how old are you? You just stated “I had car accident in Kitwe damaging someone’s car. The guy stays in Chingola and when I failed to settle him he sued me in the Chingola Magistrate court.” First you were involved in a Road accident probably hit and run from the looks of it not attempted murder…but your statement there that you innocently posted without thinking through also gives us a snapshot into your character and we are not going to ignore that are we? This is why deep down you want these crooks to be given amnesty

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  32. What has this to do with fixing the economy of Zambia, where is the focus now I don’t think this will help to unite the nation nor improving the lively hoods of the Zambian people.
    HH must grow up and do what he promised people and not hiding in persecuting his competitors what he must know is that he is losing more and more voters in the next elections, hatred is not the solution to Zambian economy or harmony in Zambian politics.
    I just find it childish for this clueless president who has no plan for better Zambia.

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  33. We are waiting to see what HH will do to outpace ECL, arrests are nothing to most Zambians but for only
    ( a small clique of haters )as for me I have no interest in those political semantics it is only child play and avoiding what matters to Zambians, this vote was a waste of time and energy for the youths who are seeing nothing but hatred towards their parents.
    ECL as at this time is the golden boy with infrastructures country wide even helping the evil person in state house doing the deeds of his father who is full of vengeance.

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  34. nshilimubemba – The whole cabinet and State House has not down tools to go arrest and talk to Davis Chama…why do you want people to get away with committing heinous crimes…you do what he did in the UK and run to some rural area in Chadiza or Mlolo I tell you what UK Police will send a detective after you to track you down even after 30 years…Pakistani and Nigerians have been tracked down.

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  35. Kapoyongo should be next…….

    All the abuses of opposition and citizens was done under instructions from him…….

    Kapoyongo had the last call before informing lungu about how opposition were bring abused…….

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  36. Stop fronting tribal tags here. Mwila should just defend himself and that is what will serve him. Mwila is an individual and not a tribe.

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  37. If you shoot someone, its obvious the police will catch you one day (whether shielded by powerful regime) and ask you some questions. If they are satisfied the case need to advance to the courts of law, they will surely do just that. If found with case and proven beyond reasonable doubt, you definitely go to jail.

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  38. Leaders from previous draconian regime they were so comfortable with breaking the law. However, like someone has said already, he should mount his defense on facts, on tribal he will unfortunately miss it.

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  39. I hope John Sangwa follows up on that docket at the Police Station where Kamba threatened his life…these people were so corrupted by power I want them to made an example so the current members of the ruling party dont become big headed.

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  40. Tarino has the most and longest comments here and yet gets the least reaction from fellow bloggers. 10 comments but only 3 up votes. Take a hint

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  41. This arrest is really good.Now arrest Edgar Lungu ,Chitumbo Kambwili and Kaizar Zulu to answer for their crimes.

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  42. There is a bemba saying which says that “insansa shinya ubulanda”
    Upnd is so excited at arresting bembas and easterners in a quest to eliminate opponents and perpetuate their stay in power, but they have forgotten that a new dawn also has a sunset. It doesn’t last forever.
    Think about the hate and anger that you are creating towards you and what will happen when you leave power.
    Act responsibility, avoid being self righteous and stubborn. If you set this country on fire, who will be spared?
    It will not matter whether you are upnd, PF, MMD, or whatever. We will all be affected.

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  43. YES YES YES Arrest all criminals especially those of former PF regime they abused power so much.Their corruption stunk to high heavens.

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  44. Do I get the analogy correct here ? Someone is confirming Davies Chama shot Mushaukwa because Mushaukwa is Lozi. Where is tribalism in a case of murder like this ? Be careful – we are not fools ……

  45. Kapoyongo and the former PIG should be next……..

    All police atrocities were committed under their watch, with their blessings……..

    It will take time , but those 2 should definitely taste life behind bars

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  46. Issachar, you are abusing a good name. Keith Mukanta was jailed for murder. Could you protested his arrest if he was Bemba and/or Easterner? Stop fronting tribe in this matter. Report all criminals to police including Tongas and let us see if tribe will be used in selecting who gets arrested? You packed PF with Bembas and Easterners. If these guys abused their authority, it may follow that majority of those arrested will be from those two national blocks. It will not be because of tribally inclined arrests.

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  47. This is doing damage to HH, purely tribal arrest and uniting the nation should be forgotten. Few days ago someone was saying the country was ruled by clique of thiefs since independence. Reading all the happenings is causing division in the nation.

  48. Welcome news but this is just a drop in the Zambezi, we want all the PF culprits to face their misdeeds against the people they purported to lead. Find kampyongo n kakanja also.

  49. MA IMBWA IMWE…ITS YOUR TIME TO CRY NOW, YOU THOUGHT ZAMBIA WAS COUNTRY YA NYOKO.
    WAIT ITS JUST THE BEGINNING …….PF DOGS.

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  50. And he’s very clever like a monkey… commits the crime and quickly goes to report it after placing offensive weapons in a rivals car…

  51. IAM UN ARDENT UPND FAN, BA PF YOU DID THINGS AS IF THERE IS NO TOMORROW. YOU NEVER RESPECTED ANY TRIBE OTHER THAN WHERE YOU CAME FROM. THE INNOCENT BEMBAS USED TO TO COMPLAIN ATI BACHILMO SANA. I CAN ASSURE YOU , YOU ARE NTOT COMING BACK THE YOUNG ONES DO NOT KNOW ANY TRIBE AND THAT IS HOW UNIP TAUGHT US MAN EAST , WEST, NORTH,SOUTH. YOU TRASHED EVERYTINNG THAT HELD THIS NATION TOGETHER ( ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION) . WE HOPE YOU HAVE LEARNT SOMETHING FROM YOUR DEFEAT. ZAMBIANS TO TRUST WITH POWER AGAIN ZILCH.
    ANOTHER THING WAS CORRUPTION , HOPE YOU ARE READY TO SURRENDER THE ILL GOTTEN WEALTH WHICH BELONGS TO THE ZAMBIANS

  52. This chap boasted that PF was going to rule Zambia for more than 100 years whether we liked it or not. I wish he can reflect on that statement. Only God is in charge…!

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