Friday, February 23, 2024

Stop playing Victim Tayali urges PF , as Bowman Lusambo is arrested

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Police formally arrested and charged five individuals, including Bowman Lusambo, a prominent figure associated with the Patriotic Front (PF), for the offense of Unlawful Assembly. The charges are in contravention of Section 74 and 75 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

The individuals arrested are Bowman Lusambo, 47, of Chamba Valley in Lusaka; Saidi Chibwana, 52, of Industrial Area in Kabwe; Matthews Changwe, 39, of Kasanda Mine Area in Kabwe; Martin Simfukwe, 44, of Makululu Compound in Kabwe; and Billy Sichamba, 52, of Bwacha in Kabwe. The alleged offense occurred on November 2, 2023, at Kabwe town center along the Great North Road in Kabwe District.

Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, confirmed the joint arrest and charges, emphasizing the alleged violation of laws pertaining to assembly. All suspects have been released on police bond and are expected to appear in court in the near future.

However, the arrests have triggered a wave of controversy, with political commentator Chilufya Tayali, self-proclaimed “Public Lawyer of the Public Court of Opinions,” expressing skepticism about the Patriotic Fronts reaction to the situation. Tayali questioned whether the previous administration, the PF, would have tolerated a similar scenario during their tenure.

Tayali further urged those in opposition to exercise restraint, emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace in the country. He cautioned against playing the victim and highlighted the need for responsible political behavior.

“Police Public relations officer have told you, you are not in power, behave yourselves,we need order.” he said.

“Let’s be honest, would PF, when they were in power, allow UPND cadres to just spring up anywhere in support of any of their leaders like what happened to Bowman Lusambo in Kabwe where he had been summoned by police.
Why do you want to play victim when you know better about such politics. Just behave yourselves, you are not in power. We want peace in our Country.What do you expect the police to do when you have outnumbered them as cadres,” Tayli reiterated

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  1. ‘Let’s be honest, would PF, when they were in power, allow UPND cadres..’
    To UPND, the PF is the yard stick: the datum line from which all standards must follow. If PF did it, UPND can also lawfully did it. What a new dawn!

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    • This Tayali loudmouth! It should be “Stop making them Victims”
      You have targetted all opposition leaders for victimising

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    • Lusambo has been arrested because he is a criminal. He is not being turned in a victim. He is jail where he belongs. What is wrong is that the prosecutors are taking long to put him in prison. This is where HH should have acted a long time ago, and had them fired. These fakas were hired by PF, and they slowing down or stopping justice

  2. CHILUFYAVHAS BECOME MORE WISE THAN EVER BEFORE . THE ”CAN YOU REMEMBER? ” STEM AND COUNSEL GIVEN TO PF BY LAWYER TAYALI , SHOULD BE TAKEN POSITIVELY BY ANY PF MEMBER WHO’S ABLE TO REALISE THE MISTAKES THAT THEY HAD COMMITTED AND WISH TO REBRAND THE PARTY. CONTINUE LAWLESSNESS SHALL NOT TAKE PF ANYWHERE BECAUSE ZAMBIANS JUST NEED PEACE AND ORDER AS SET BY THE NEW DAWN

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    • Chilufya has been bought. The boys knows a lot. He knows who was gassing the Zambians. What was he doing at Chief Mukuni? Immediately after the visit to the royal palace he has gone pro UPND. Chilufya knows about the Hambote farm saga. Just as much as Nawakwi knows. He has bn paid out keep to keep quiet.

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    • @landmark: When a Patriotic Zambian speaks the truth, it does not speak of venality. If this was so, he would grovel to PF who are awash in the US $31 billion they borrowed and looted. I disagree with Tayali only in so far as he seems to think there is a way to turn the Congolese Lusambo from the criminal he is, into some innocent victim. There is a word that describes leeches like Lusambo: “Injina” in my Tonga language, “Nda” in Lozi, which is my second language even if it is the one I speak primarily. In English it is “LOUSE”. What needs to happen is that this “tumbuwa” headed pestilence needs to be eradicated. It needs to be convicted and sentenced to long term “care” at Mwembeshi, Chimbokaila or Lusaka Central Prison

    • What makes you label anyone from Lambaland or Luapula a Congolese? The fact is Zambia has neighbours and that doesnt mean it doesnt have its own identity -that everyone belongs to the nearest bordering country. You as a Tonga can be labelled a Southern Rhodesian! If youhave no point to make just shut up rather than creating a xenophobia that you wont even benefit from

  3. CHILUFYAVHAS BECOME MORE WISE THAN EVER BEFORE . THE ”CAN YOU REMEMBER? ” STEM AND COUNSEL GIVEN TO PF BY LAWYER TAYALI , SHOULD BE TAKEN POSITIVELY BY ANY PF MEMBER WHO’S ABLE TO REALISE THE MISTAKES THAT THEY HAD COMMITTED AND WISH TO REBRAND THE PARTY. CONTINUE LAWLESSNESS SHALL NOT TAKE PF ANYWHERE BECAUSE ZAMBIANS JUST NEED PEACE AND ORDER AS SET BY THE NEW DAWN

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  4. Lets face it whilst the police are not entirely correct
    high profile members of any party attract people out of curiosity in the area they visit
    they are mindful of this So I put it to you this character Lusambo is just trying to push the boundry for added attraction, and cause more confusion

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  5. WHY NOT USE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTY AS A REFERENCE RATHER THAN PF? PF is not a better benchmark to say the least. PF had their own string of mistakes.

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  6. WE HAVE REALY MISSED MICHEAL SATA, THE FOUNDER OF PF. EVEN WHEN HIS VOTES COULD ” STOLEN ” AND UNFAIRLY LOSEELCTIONS, HE ALWAYS COUNSELED US TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND ORDER . AND SATA HAS NOT BEEN LINKED TO ANY CORRUPT OR THIEVERY ACTIVITY TODATE. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

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    • @barth: We do not miss Michael Sata(n). We are happy that he is dead, and it did not happen a minute too. He was a tribalist; he was a thief; he was a bully and he was a liar. The mathafaka found US $800 million in the RDA for road development- he illegally ate it. He found $3 million in foreign reserves- he made it illegally disappear. The bugger then initiated the borrowing spree that has left Zambia in unpayable US $31 billion debt. He flooded the country with the Chinese. Michael Satan reminds me of the worst president of UNZASU, a bugger named Ben Chilufya, who upon coming to office began to loot the funds of the union, to the extent where he brought his relatives to live on campus at government expense…. No Michael Satan was a devil

  7. WE HAVE REALY MISSED MICHEAL SATA, THE FOUNDER OF PF. EVEN WHEN HIS VOTES COULD BE ” STOLEN ” AND UNFAIRLY LOST ELECTIONS, HE ALWAYS COUNSELED US TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND ORDER . AND SATA HAS NOT BEEN LINKED TO ANY CORRUPT OR THIEVERY ACTIVITY TODATE. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

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    • the truth of the matter is that sata sas pro poor and therefore never wanted any kind of confusion for he very much realized that confusion in the nation would worsen the suffering of the less privileged citizens. he was honest and kind but not greedy like the hijackers of the pf. mainly greedy crooks , go fo confions,and lawlessness. yes l ve also missed king cobra, a pf wise leader

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  8. Is honestly upnd going to bring any change in this country apart from veegence? Was there coming into office only for vergency? This is true of the happening we see,the an called for arrest,arrest that can not even be explained.Is it that the police can not follow instructions or they desipise the authority or some how they want to bring the authority down through such acts.Well lets see because zambia is too big for upnd.

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  9. Political power is temporary. Political parties come and go. What mark is UPND leaving behind for our young ones to emulate. Tit for tat was tried before. It yielded nothing. UPND legacy will be nothing too. Enjoy your time.

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    • @MyZambia you as a Zambian dont know that you are in a special minority group of Africans. These are Africans that are able to say “Political power is temporary”
      That is one thing Zambians dont appreciate. Our amateur politicians (including UPND) never remind us that we are the only African country to have peacefully I repeat, PEACEFULLY, removed three ruling parties. In most countries political parties dont come and go. Just look at all your neighbours. Save for Malawi they have never changed governments. Look further and changes have occurred via the barracks.

  10. This is what happens when political parties abandon their duty of service in pursuit of their own selfish agendas. Zambia will be a seriously broken country because what we are witnessing is disintegration of core purpose by the people in authority. We in Zambia need a moment to reflect at what we are doing to ourselves. It is said that tragedy makes people stronger because of the drive to never return to the past. We have never experienced such in Zambia and perhaps this is what’s making our leaders become so reckless.

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  11. He’s not playing victim, he’s a victim. Much as I don’t like Bowman I think the police are going too much overboard in tarnishing the name of the ruling party.

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  12. Zambia having born with teeth was broken as from 1968 starting with Mulungushi Manifesto though sounding good, but actions which did not much, and finally a nail in the economic coffin in 1973 and the failure to listen to start privatizing as from 1982 for the period of ten years. Hence Chiluba was given only one year to privatize and it was not the fault of the international community, but our own.
    It is the international community that we must earnestly talk to help us to revamp our economy.
    I remember one great man of Zambia saying to Kaunda, “remember the devil you know is better than the angel you do not know”.

  13. yahaa! arrest them even a thousand times as long as as they continue their deliberate of being lawless. some of us we don’t have money to fly outside the country when confusions become high. but the crooks who want to create confusion have more than they need . Therefore monitor their evil intentions ad arrest them as soon as they evindent they start their evil acts, to protect us

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  14. This is why I slept with tayalis wife 2 years ago. When you spend time commenting rubbish on things that don’t concern you at the expense of taking care of your wlfe, we come in and help her fill the void

    • @Kaizar – What are you saying? Your wife was also known to have been in a same-sex relationship for quite a number of years. Does the name Diana Chilomo (Dilo) sound familiar? You also got rammed by Joh Mwangwi, a door bouncer at Spice Night Club in Kenya.

    • I love my wife and my 2 daughters say every morning I LOVE YOU DADDY
      Remember saying that ?? Mean while you sleeping around which I doubt unless its off the street
      Then there is Kenya ???
      OMG you do talk a lot of bollocks

  15. One player from Niger dribbled almost the whole chipolopolo and scored and Zambia is playing qualifiers to go to the world cup, the question is, Zambia to go to the world cup, to go and do what there?

    • A GOOD ONE, DAMIANO! AND IN ZAMBIA, THE HIJACKERS DRBBLED THE TRUE GREEN UNITED AND SCORED. BU LATER CHANDA NA KE CAME FROM BEHIND AND SCORED A CMPLEX WINNING GOAL LEAVING THE JIJACKERS CONFUSED , FURIOUS AND DISORGASED

  16. Oh we have not forgotten how others beat up people arguing they beat even for human rights…never mind lifting one former officer by air when they were call boys at a bus station… now they can afford half starved zebras at the their house… never mind them

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  17. A GOOD ONE, DAMIANO! AND IN ZAMBIA, THE HIJACKERS DRBBLED THE TRUE GREEN UNITED AND SCORED. BU LATER CHANDA NA KE CAME FROM BEHIND AND SCORED A CMPLEX WINNING GOAL LEAVING THE JIJACKERS CONFUSED , FURIOUS AND DISORGASED

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  18. I know public figures have a potential to cause mayhem wherever they go but surely, should the law be used literally? Our police cannot adequately use their judgment because of political instructions. Such gatherings should only be questioned after evidence of association abuse is proved. Going by my previous experience of such cases, i doubt there was any endangerment in this one.

  19. I always point out that thieves like Lusambo, Edgar Lungu, Mumbi Phiri, they are not only murderers but hardcore criminals who each time pretending to be victims when confronted with the truth. This present government is breaking the rule of law by allowing this criminals to walk out of police stations as heroes. Even giving Kaizar Zulu more chances to show his madness of using his dirt, primitive language through social media.

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    • YOU quite right all high profile figures will keep pushing the limits
      Lusambo’s visit to Kabwe wasnt innocent he like others are on a mission
      being arrested to most bears no stigma, some class it as heroic

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