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Unconfirmed Reports: Petauke MP JayJay Banda Found in Critical Condition

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Unconfirmed reports indicate that Petauke Member of Parliament, Hon. JayJay Banda, was found along a road in Kafue and subsequently taken to Medland Hospital in Lusaka from Kafue District Hospital. His condition remains critical.

On May 25, 2024, at 03:30 hours, Twin Palm Police Station received a report from a concerned member of the public regarding an abandoned motor vehicle. The vehicle, a white Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number BAX 3974ZM, was discovered 2.6 kilometers from the police station. The car was found with its engine running, doors unlocked, lights on, and the right side of the windscreen shattered. Inside the vehicle, officers found two phones and a note stating, “DEAR ZAMBIANS AM VERY SORRY PLEASE FORGIVE ME AND STAY BLESSED HON JAY BANDA MP.”

A search of the surrounding area revealed no further evidence. The vehicle was transported to Twin Palm Police Station for further investigation. Preliminary investigations indicate that Hon. Jay Banda left his Ibex Hill home on May 24, 2024, at 21:30 hours, stating he was going to a meeting. He later arrived at his wife’s home in Kamwala South at 22:27 hours, leaving at 01:00 hours to return to his other wife’s home in Ibex Hill to prepare for a trip to Petauke for a wedding. However, his wife in Ibex Hill confirmed that he did not reach the residence.

The government has expressed concern over allegations from some members of the public suggesting involvement in Banda’s disappearance. During a press briefing in Lusaka, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Jack Mwiimbu, urged people to desist from making such statements, as they incite the public against the government.

“We as Government wish to state very clearly that we have no hand in the missing of the honorable Member of Parliament for Petauke Central. There is no benefit whatsoever in ensuring that the MP goes missing, but rather the interest of this Government is to ensure that every member of the public is protected,” Mwiimbu said.

Mwiimbu reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that those responsible for Banda’s disappearance face the full extent of the law. He called on the public to provide any information related to the case, assuring that it would be treated with confidence by security agencies.

The minister also urged opposition political party members to refrain from using the incident for political gain and to work with the government to locate the missing MP. He emphasized that the government would diligently share all pertinent information with the public and assured Banda’s family and the nation that every effort is being made to find him safe and unharmed.

Petauke Central Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Banda, went missing on May 25th around 01:00 hours in the Ibex Hill area in Lusaka. His vehicle was found shortly after, abandoned and with signs of disturbance, prompting an ongoing investigation by the Twin Palm Police Station.

34 COMMENTS

    • @Bungwe, in Zambia its legal to own slaves, even JayJay Banda had maids and garden boys in Kamwala and Ibex.
      May his soul rest in peace.

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    • JayJay bamuponona kuli Obvious this time. Where was friend and bodyguard Kalimanshi?
      Obvious gang are now doing whatever,
      PF are missing gangs of Lusambo and Kaizer “The Americans “.

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    • How did JJ Banda’s political allies become aware of his alleged abduction? Can an abducted person call to inform others of his predicament? This question will be answered in a few days from now. I hope Banda will be of help.

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    • Housekeeper, otherwise more reveredly known as Butler. Or if you have watched Jamie Fox in Django Unchained, that house keeper acted by Samuel Jackson was in America called a House Negro.

  1. What about ordinary Zambians that are being oppressed by this govt. Pressure has made the abductors release this man because it potentially could have made the contrary unstable politically. But there are many Zambians that have no political influence who are being oppressed by this govt. Who will help these people? We have Jackson Chama that is living with criminals in Southern Province away from his family.

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  2. “The government has expressed concern over allegations from some members of the public suggesting involvement in Banda’s disappearance. During a press briefing in Lusaka, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Jack Mwiimbu, urged people to desist from….”
    Going by that Upnd clip where Jay Jay Banda is threatened with violence by Upnd youths, people may be justified to speculate.

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  3. The last time i checked / heard upnd was going to get rid of cadrelism once in power mmmmmm…. JJ just decided to kidnap himself wowwww!!! Saw those angry unexposed tribalistic youths on socials threaten ECL & his minions.. my God Zambians really!!!!

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  4. You chaps your master has immunity, you will be alone in the cold once you are out of so-called power.. be reasonable… the same measure and anger you are using will be used against you. From your leader to the bottom you are all sadists. Just look at the countenance of your leaders… angry & sadistic.. look at the hair-style.. shame on you. Zambia belongs to everyone & no one is bigger than Zambia

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    • According to rumors there’s a list of opposition MPs to be cleared and candidates have already been identified for those constituencies.

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  5. There were plans for national prayers. Now that this chap has been found please go ahead with those prayers. This is just a symptom of the bigger problem. Do not sit back

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  6. The minister of commerce came on ZNBC TV news last night condemning tribal remarks over the disappearance of J J Banda and he was right, but I think it would have been balanced and helpful if he had also condemned UPND cardres who are hurling insults on former President ECL. Let us co exist as a people and guide and lead appropriately

  7. Prayers do work. There is nothing bigger or more important and precious than being true to God. Am happy he is still alive.

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  8. This was a staged act. Not long ago, in the same week, Edgar Lungu stated that he was under ‘house arrest’. UKA and their friends arranged for JJ to disappear in order to paint the narrative of political oppression. There is no logical criminal abductor that allows one to write a note. Also, read the note carefully, with political undertone “sorry Zambians”. In such a moment of absolute fear and vulnerability, one would be expected to write this to his family. Edgar Lungu is a desperate man. Unfortunately for the UPND, unless they correct the economy, they give him relevance.

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  9. ……..

    As the minister of home affairs says…….

    The UPND have nothing to gain from violence………

    JJ and lungu pose no threat what so ever, to this GRZ until , maybe 2031………..

    Just know , the more GRZ uncovers the stealing that went on under lungu, and tightens the screws on his illgotten wealth……….

    the more noise and agitations from him and his thugs………

    The papett master lungu knows full well he can not do anything without support violence from PF cader thugs………

    Forwadee 2031……

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  10. Jay Jay just decided to harm himself to discredit upnd, kikikiki… kwena mulimanfontini, you tribalists.. you said that in Southern Province you will not tolerate nonsense .. just listen to yourselves!!! Since when was Zambia a no fly zone for any Zambian to any province?… this tells much about you freaks & low lives. ZWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! This is so sad what is happening back home. Here in the USA had prayers for our mother land. You such an embarrassment to the world

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  11. Am non Partisan….am neither UPND nor PF but definitely Zambian Politics has gone to the dogs…..both HH and Lungu are a danger to our Society….Politicians are good at playing staged tricks….remember Munangangwa detonated a fake bomb just before elections in order to get sympathy votes….its very common for Politicians to harm themselves in order to discredit their opponents …..

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  12. PF gassed the citizens to paint a bad picture on UPND. PF Burnt Soweto Market to paint a bad picture. This is another attempt. JJ is a nonentity in Zambia politics. Someone who cannot even speak properly. PF Means evil. If you do not want UPND, look to others but PF nakana yena. Mukalapila nafuti

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  13. Like seriously…the fight between PF and UPND is now getting out of hand and i think Zambians should now step in and put all these Politicians in place….Politicians know that they is free money in Government and they will do anything to get into power or remain in power …..Jean Chisenga and Jay Banda’s story both are staged by PF (fact)….HH also did a few stage managed antics when he was in opposition….remember when he had to escape through the roof at a radio station and Claimed that he was attacked….so all Politicians are conmen and they will do anything to get sympathy from the gullible voters….

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    • Stop trying to be revisionist and dilute the situation with fake whataboutism. When HH escaped through the radio station roof, it was common practice for thugs to attack radio stations hosting him. The episode was caught on camera and the PF did not even bother. then or even ever, deny it. How do you arrive at it being stage managed?

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  14. JUST WAIT THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT
    LOOK AT ALL THE SPECULATION AROUND THE THE MURDER OF THE EX ARMY CHAP IN CHILANGA
    AND REALITY PROBABL SAME OR SIMILAR IN THIS CASE

  15. And poor voters always fighting and defending Politicians whilst Politicians live a luxury life with wives all over Lusaka….driving expensive cars hopping from wife to wife….from girl friend A to girl friend B….all tax payers money….all Politicians in Zambia have tons of girlfriends….if Lungu is behind all these stage managed antics then he needs to be brought to justice….remember pompwe chilufya tayali also did a fake abduction on himself and it backfired….and soon that manulrished Munir Zulu will stage a fake abduction or he will pay junkies to beat him up …watch this space

  16. Both PF and UPND are violent parties. Zambians should look past these two parties for leadership. We have many competent Zambians that can lead the country peacefully without unnecessary drama. Why can’t we be like Botswana and Namibia just next door? We saw what PF can do and they were voted out. We have also seen the pro-western UPND incompetence. Before we lose this country to thugs, lets look among us carefully for leadership

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    • You are right they’re both violent. When IG Kajoba announced that he follow cases as far back as 2015 I thought he meant all cases. I was wrong…. those who murdered Konga in Solwezi, appeared only once in court…. but as the Upnd came into office the case was ” abandoned”

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  17. This moron Jay Banda is should be charged together with whoever is involved and i think Lungu is behind all these stupid antcs…..am not UPND but I think HH has much better things to do than waste time with this cockroach Jay Banda….LUNGU SHOULD STOP DISCREDITING THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WITH HIS NONSENSICAL ANTICS…and HH should just ignore all these distractors…..lets find a solution to address Electricity please…..forget about this makaka J Banda and Bandit Lungu

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  18. And by the way South Africa has been ranked the best tourism Destination in Africa…and it uses our own Victoria falls to lure tourists to South Africa because Zambians are sleeping and they don’t know how to market their country….its just Politics 24/7 in Zambia…HH should put Lungu in his place …and am not even HH’s fan

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  19. The Question is… ” What happened to Jay Jay ? Just look at their faces of these guys.. full of evil, no regard for life nothing at all. These guy can skin you alive, the worst thing to do is to put evil pipo in power….. Zambians what did you do by voting these chaps mwebantu sure really? As far as they are concerned they had nothing to do with it..nothing. Guess you can NEVER turn a hyena into a dog.

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  20. UPND ‘cadres’ confined their criticism to Edgar Lungu alone. There was no mention of his tribe or the province he calls as ancestral home. There’s a whole world of difference.

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