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3,000 bags of maize looted,suspected link to slain Mumbwa businessman

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Over 3,000 bags of maize were looted from a maize stack believed to be connected to the recently slain Mumbwa businessman, Ernest Sikaonga, also known as Yakaipa. The looting occurred in the Itezhi Tezhi District, with reports indicating that a group of individuals descended on the central business district along the Lusaka road between 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM last night, making off with hundreds of bags of maize valued at thousands of kwachas.

Member of Parliament for Itezhi Tezhi, Twaambo Mutinta, confirmed the incident and revealed that efforts to restore calm were hampered by the delay in bringing in security forces. However, reinforcements from Namwala, Choma, and officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife ultimately helped to restore order by midnight.

Mr. Mutinta assured the public that no lives were lost during the incident, and the situation in Itezhi Tezhi is now stable. He also issued a stern warning against those who might attempt to exploit the volatile situation in Mumbwa to engage in criminal activities, emphasizing that the government would not tolerate such behavior.

Speaking on the matter, Mr. Mutinta stated, “What has happened in Itezhi-Tezhi is very unfortunate and should be condemned by all well-meaning Zambians.”

He went on to inform the public that the local police had already recovered 200 bags of stolen maize during house searches in Masemu. Additionally, 27 suspects have been apprehended to aid in ongoing investigations.

In an effort to clarify any misconceptions, Mr. Mutinta emphasized that the looted maize had no connection to the aforementioned individual, Ernest Sikaonga (Yakaipa), but instead belonged to Mr. Chikalala, a local businessman.

Mr. Mutinta issued a plea to the community, urging them to abstain from criminal activities, as the police would continue conducting searches, and those found in possession of stolen maize would face legal consequences.

The lawmaker concluded by appealing to any aggrieved community members to allow the legal process to take its course, reaffirming the importance of upholding the rule of law in the face of adversity.

11 COMMENTS

  1. 3,000 bags of maize looted ?? then goes on to say 100’s of bags taken valued at K1000’s of kwacha
    does this make sense LT

    • Where are those forces who arrests Ba Ester?
      This why some countries hire Wagner to guard citizens, because their P.Inspector General have only control over former first ladies.

    • Ba LT sure get an editor! What is this: Over 3,000 bags of maize were looted from a maize stack believed to be connected to the recently slain Mumbwa businessman, Ernest Sikaonga, also known as Yakaipa. The looting occurred in the Itezhi Tezhi District, with reports indicating that a group of individuals descended on the central business district along the Lusaka road between 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM last night, making off with hundreds of bags of maize valued at thousands of kwachas.

    • Let me correct you as well the police force has been in downward slide for many years
      Ill trained, corrupt offices, all seeking numeration before proceeding, there is no easy fix to this
      and as far as your beloved ECL and PF you are just beginning to see it implode

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  2. Lazy people trying to find a way to loot and destroy hardworking peoples property….How can we develop a country like this…and don’t be surprised if you see a number of foreign tourist dropping because who wants to visit a country where people are just being the mob just goes around lynching people

    • They are not lazy people but hungry people. Under the new dawn buying a bag of mealie meal is now a sign of prestige. Him is in China taking selfies while his praise group can not even afford a meal.

  3. A lazy mind= the devil’s workshop= Misdirected effort. He thinks it is easier to steal than to make what he is stealing. He could have put the effort of stealing in the effort of farming and more people would have benefited

  4. @kci
    i agree with you..People feel cheated by our Politicians…Sata promised 90 days more money in their pockets and the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema promised them heaven on earth…it turns out its only his wife Mutinta who is living in heaven on earth

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