Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Ministry of Defence Denies Allegations of Zambia Army Sending Special Forces to Chilufya Tayali’s Home

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Minister of Defence, Hon Ambrose Lufuma, has issued a statement regarding recent allegations made by Chilufya Tayali, a Zambian politician, on social media platforms. The allegations were made against the Zambia Army, claiming that the army had sent Special Forces to Tayali’s home to harm him and arrested his garden boy.

The Ministry of Defence has strongly denied these allegations, stating that at no time did the army or any wing of the defence force go to Tayali’s house to breach his fence perimeter to force entry into his house to either arrest or harm him. The Ministry also cautioned the public not to take everything that comes from social media as gospel truth.

Hon Lufuma went on to state that the Ministry of Defence and the Zambia Army are aware of innuendos and calculated manoeuvers from unscrupulous people to destabilise the country by weakening the defence force. He urged the public not to abuse their personal and universal rights of freedom of speech, the rule of law, and the right to participate in politics and affiliate with any political party of their choice.

The Ministry of Defence also issued a timely warning to all politicians, including Tayali, that conspiracy against the defence force and the presidency is a violation of the laws of Zambia and constitutes an offence.

The Zambia Army remains a people’s and professional army mandated by the constitution to defend and serve the nation at all times. The Ministry of Defence urged citizens to always protect the good name of the Army and its works, and the defence and security wings in general, and never allow desperate citizens to damage the country’s reputation.

Hon Lufuma also urged political leaders to avoid dragging the Zambia Army into politics, as it is non-partisan. He emphasized the importance of safeguarding the peace in the country by respecting those entrusted with powers to maintain it and avoiding political strife that may plunge the country into chaos.

The Minister of Defence reminded citizens that unrest and instability in the country will affect all residents, including and especially the vulnerable, such as children and women. It is the responsibility of all well-meaning Zambians to guard and protect the peace, stability, and sovereignty that the country enjoys.

The Minister concluded his statement by thanking the public for their attention and cooperation, stating that “the Zambia Army remains a people’s and professional army mandated by the constitution to defend and serve the nation at all times.” He urged citizens to always protect the good name of the Army and its works, and to never allow desperate citizens to damage the country’s reputation.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Firstly Tayali is a lunatic and only another lunatic would waste time holding a press briefing over his rantings. The solution is to pick him up and isolate from the public.

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    • The government should investigate and reveal the true identity of those intruders to end this suspision. Tayali may be right or may be wrong, only thorough investigation can clear the air.

  2. How come it was easier to send armoured battalions to collect a Toyota Runx from Esther’s home but difficult to get a person who is alarming the nation? Very senior people are even wasting time talking about Tayali. It just lends credence to his barking.

    • Why are you so concerned about the police needing to establish facts and make sure no crime was committed in the case involving the reported car jacking and money laundering ???

      Is the car jacking and money laundering suspects don’t want to involve police and called for hoards of violent PF caders to help resist police attempts to establish the facts………

      Back up was be called upon.

    • Dejavu badala………

      That is what we are talking about………

      The insults that were comming from PF caders during the elections , you seem to want to start again………..

      We know , you PF caders only know insults and stealing………..

      For insults , atleast wait till 2026………

      For the stealing , sorry, wait to have hope in 2031………..

      I know you are frustrated , but……….

      The police need to establish the facts.

      Car jacking and money laundering are serious crimes and if the suspects dont want the police to establishthe facts but instead call up their thugs………..the police need backup.

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    • #Spaka I learned to insult years before anyone came up with the idea of forming PF. By the way your president while in Luapula called Lungu ati Ch.i.kala uyu etc. So insults are not only in PF….

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  3. Pa Zed na po thats why these politicians.Why cant you investigate those people who went to Tayali’s place and bring them to book then you complain.This is seroius can this issue be investigated and close it and bring the culprit to book.Stop delidaling and just do your work.

  4. Cctv evidence is there yet these azzh0les comtinue to lie. Remember that hh who is directing you to do such acts won’t save you when pf regain power in 2026

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    • Boma ni boma………….

      If the police need to establish facts and make sure no crime was committed………..

      Even calling PF thugs will not stop police attempts to establish the facts…………..

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  5. This is the most useless response coming from the govt official. It’s a well known fact that CT has inflicted damage on this govt of liars and are planning to instill fear in him, or worse still eliminate him completely. The international media has began paying attention to CT’s voice.

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  6. Pleeezzzz……….

    Who can waiste soldiers to threaten ka tiyali ?

    He takes himself to the police with a packed suitcase if he is needed , no need to send people to his house.

    Those are just PF lies to try to get some traction in the current climate where they only seem to find an audience in churches……..

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  7. For how long has it taken the Army to respond to CT’s claim. Is he not just a fly that you waste time to respond? Unless the minister has just been instructed to issue this statement. Otherwise, it is water under the River Kafue bridge.

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  8. The current state of affairs is indeed a very sad one for a party that only 3 years ago had access to billions of dollars, only to find……..

    Now they only way to seek an audience with the Zambian people is through fake attempts to feign police harassment , and

    Through bribes in churches………..

    Otherwise the PF is completely irrelevant in issues of national intrest………….

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  9. Kaps

    The Financial Intelligence Centre has several irregularities that you need to deal with as “bribes” instead of this rogue approach to get to Lungu through the wife. In those 3 years UPND has been in power, what curruption triumphal notables have they made? Most institutions have been relegated to fight political opponents instead of working for Zambians. DEC, ECZ, Police, FIC, DPP, PACRA, etc., are all asymmetrucally warped.

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  10. If the incident necessitated a response from the minister, surely an investigation would have been in order. Who are those people? If stage managed, the security of the nation is at stake and those behind such acts must face the law. He made reference to social media chit chat but still ignored the need for him or the army to show that those guns did not belong to our defence wings.

  11. If those clowns were not soldiers then they are ex-soldiers. You can refuse as much as you like for a bungled operation but we know that our police are not capable for such.

  12. The inertia took them more than a week to effect feedback from the Defence. Stranger than fiction. Fact is they were waiting for State House to give them a signal, as always.
    No one works professionally independently.

  13. My theory is that Tayali chewed money he was given for safe keeping.

    The same masked gang who terrorised that woman who chewed 400,000 dollars are the same gang going for Tayali.

    Tayali can not say this without implicating the one who gave him the money. So to protect himself from getting as good as he took, he accuses state security forces of wanting to clear him. When in fact he knows who sent the masked men to clear him.

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  14. just be alert , more planned syndicates are yet to be staged by the cartel. and i still advice CK and Sampa to keep away form Tayali , Nakachinda , Nawakwi, imboela , and just leave the blind Mundubile to continue being a desciple of tayali.

  15. just be alert , more planned nuisance syndicates are yet to be staged by the cartel. and i still advise CK and Sampa to keep away form Tayali , Nakachinda , Nawakwi, imboela , and just leave the blind Mundubile to continue being a desciple of tayali.

  16. KABWALALA ANAD BATH YOU ARE RIGHT. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT ”SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT YET BELIEVED THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS NOW THE PRESIDENT.” AND THAT THEIR CARTEL OF THEIR ACLAIMED oligarchy for this nation is now thousands of kilometers away from authority. hence their unrealistic planned syndicates. YES WE SHALL BE ALERT AND VIGILANT

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