Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Police brutally assault Emmanuel Mwamba

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Police brutally assaulted outspoken opposition politician Emmanuel Mwamba when they picked up on Thursday leaving him with bruises on his back and a swollen neck, medical records have shown.

The records obtained from University Teaching Hospital also show that force was used to inflict pain on Mr. Mwamba who has since been advised to go on bed rest.

Mr Mwamba sought medical attention immediately he was released from police custody around 18:30 after he was charged.

In an interview at UTH last evening, Mr Mwamba confirmed that he was brutally assaulted by people who abducted him in a Corolla car and took him to Woodlands Police.

He also dispelled assertions that he resisted arrest forcing the abductors to use force to get him to Woodlands Police Station.

“I never resisted. The men that came to get me just used too much force to get me into the car,” Mr Mwamba said.

The former diplomat has since thanked fellow opposition leaders for the solidarity shown towards him when he was in detention.

“The good thing to come out of this situation is that the members of the opposition have come together. I saw a number of opposition members from the Socialist Party, the PF itself especially MPs and Madam Chishala Kateka and a lot more visiting me which was encouraging to see,” Mr Mwamba said.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Respect the law…………

    Garry nkombo was brutally panel beaten for bring ahead of himself when police were busy………

    This is when happens when you think you are ahead of law enforcement

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    • No Police brutality must be condemned in all forms …He has stated that he did not resist arrest, they could have picked him up in a marked Police vehicle or even sent a call out….there was no need for this inconvenience and why do you have to bring up Garry Nkombo two wrongs does not make it right.

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    • Garry Nkombo was beaten by Obvious Summerton Mwaliteta in Livingstone when the latter served as Southern province Minister.

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    • TO

      That is Africa. Wait for another another 50 years before people learn to be civil.

      Police need respect.

      Give those PF rats and Inch they take a mile.

      Ayatollah

      Garry nkombo was beaten defending HH residence during a police raid while mwaliteta was in jail for 1 year on fake charges pushed by mumbi phiri……

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    • Respect the law applies to both sides. Ruling party and opposition. I ve never been a fan of this Mwamba fellow but I wont condone any violence by the ruling party on him. HH must behave. He is not a King but a President. We elect and remove the president. We dont elect anyone to beat up others

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    • All those policemen who were involved in such brutal action shall be ostracized, their names published on social media, their spouses, children names be published and all of them shall be shunned. This is one of the ways to name and shame the useless bootlickeing zom.bies. Freedom of speech and violence free fair and equitable treatment of citizens is the cornerstone of civilized world. HH shall issue directive to police to stop misbehavior.

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  2. People being trailled in unmarked vehicles deserve to defend themselves by any means necessary. Wina azalila

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  3. These are failures therefore the only thing left is to start beating up people. Mealie meal is now K 220.00, Kitwe, kalomo etc there are experiencing storage of fuel. Upnd is a failed project.
    Very useless government. 2026 pack and go.

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  4. It seems we’re into the jungle whr these no law, anyone will bounce on the others. In corolla used by police, so now the police are hiring taxi(yango) to abduct fellow politicians, why? If he hs a case, why can’t they summon him to the police station, he’s a well known person. A disappointment niba UPND cadres ad the bosses, mwasemwa bwangu.

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  5. Don’t belive these lying loud mouths………

    The want to insult and belittle the police……..

    Until you learn that……….

    Boma ni Boma………

    You will be getting traumatised all the time…….

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  6. Most common criminal suspects………

    Especially those who want to be cheeky, abusive and rude to police in the streets……….

    Are told

    ” wait until we reach centro…..”

    What is special about mwamba ???

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    • What is so soecial about you Spaka? Put yourself inMr Nwamba’ shoes and then pause for a minute.

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  7. I dont believe this is true
    a Staged event ..
    Certainly the police are unruly but to miss behave with this chap i very much doubt

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  8. He has narrated that being 1.84 m in height he resisted being bundled into a corolla in the process the two police one 1.2m the other 1.0m then forcefully twisted his arms behind his back whilst the other held him in a neck lock…he tried to recall his unarmed combat moves but he was subdued. We are happy he is alive to narrate his ordeal. We look forward to a speedy trial so that we can all focus on the broader issues that will make this country prosper.

    • We cant focus on the broader issues when violence is being used to bully people. Go to DRC and see what violence does. When people get used to violence dialogue ceases and guns take over parliament. Perhaps UPND’s lack of experience is driving them to doom. Let this be their own doom not Zambia’s

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  9. And some monkeys will say that zambia is now in the champions league. He is right in that zambia is now in the champions league of banana Republics.

    I am just happy that the upnd diasporan clowns who persuaded gullible Zambians to vote for this menace, are now fighting among themselves. Even tribal bigots like tarino and his fellow tribal goat spaka are now arguing. Imagine it has not even been 1 term and they are already in disagreement because hh is messing up. We hope this is a lesson to gullible Zambians to not ever believe or allow f00Iish bloggers like this to influence your vote. The people that persuaded you to vote upnd do not even live in zambia and are now criticising the same person they persuaded you to vote for. Madness

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  10. Knowing Mr Ambassador, what he is showing as injuries from Police brutality could be self inflicated “scratches” to solicit public sympathy.
    He was resisting arrest, obviously you would expect him to get scratched – this is nothing to what you guys were doing as PF govt, bamambara imwe mwaibala?

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    • What are you saying? You argue these are self inflicted wounds but at the same time he must have been scratched as he was being arrested because he was resisting arrest? Anyone can see you are over-intent on defending this police action.

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  11. Why do Politicians tell the Police officers that the opposition are their enemies….they’re employed by the Zambian Government and not a Political Party…they get paid tax payers money….Using the Police or the Military to intimidate the opposition is pure dictatorship and this must be condemned…am not a fun of Emmanuel Mwamba but i think HH has now crossed the line…..by showing some dictatorship tendencies HH is only putting his own life in danger….He shouldn’t take Zambians for granted he can be sorted out in just a few minutes….we don’t want to go that route so HH should behave himself

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  12. We didn’t vote you to beat up people, but to lower the cost of living.

    By the way, when are they picking up UPND SG for hate speech offense?

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  13. All those ln stealing, forgery, publication of seditious materials, falsehood, organizing false syndicates and the like, are all crooks, criminals and dangerous to our nation and should be treated hardly because they generally behave roughly and stubbornly

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  14. HH told people a lot of lies and he is in trouble keeping up with lies. He told people PF was corrupt up to now there has been no single conviction. What did HH say about fuel, mealie meal, cooking oil, exchange rate, fertilizer, KCM/Mopani? What do we have now. What he, Imenda, Kakumbo and the Illegal director spokes person Kawana is divert attention from real issues.

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  15. A few bruises ati brutally assaulted… The world has gone soft. Let the b*tch nigga go and sleep it off with the prescribed beauty sleep.

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  16. The police pressed as wrong button. When EM served at AU he earned respect and when he got recalled by the UPND govt they honored him. Very few people receive such accolades. Bally is in for a rude shock. the guy is well connected with the international community, and don’t think the case will end well with the ND govt. The best the govt can do is to bring before the law those who assaulted EM.

  17. Come no one assaulted EM. He just wants attention. those scratches are nothing. lets talk about something else.

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