Zambian stabbed in fresh wave of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Zambia Association in South Africa president, Mr. Ferdinand Simaanya speaking at the annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
A Zambian living in South Africa has been badly hurt after he was stabbed by unknown people on the fore-head. Zambian Association in South Africa (ZASA) President Ferdinand Simaanya who has confirmed the development said Mr. Daniel Lupiya was stabbed badly injured and was rushed...

Elias Chipimo steps down as NAREP President and quits Active Politics

Elias Chipimo at the Media Briefing
Elias Chipimo has stepped down as National Restoration Party President and quit active politics with immediate effect. Mr Chipimo made the announcement at press briefing in Lusaka today. He said he has decided to leave active politics to leave room for fresh perspective in NAREP...

Load shedding continues to bite as ZESCO increases blackout hours to 6

ZESCO has announced that effective September 3, load management hours will be increased to six hours. In a statement released to the media, ZESCO said that due to the emergency situation regarding power supply in the country, systems conditions may from time to time dictate...

Government refutes social media reports that it will not fund the national Football team in 2020 budget

Minister of Youth Sport and Child Development Emmanuel Mulenga
The government has dispelled reports circulating on social media that the government will not fund the 2020 budget for the national football team. Minister of Youth Sport and Child Development Emmanuel Mulenga said that the government was mandated to ensure that all sports disciplines are...

President Lungu back from Japan

President Lungu being Welcomed at the Airport
The President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has arrived back in the country after successfully attending the TICAD Conference in Yokohama Japan. The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is an international conference led by the Japanese government and co-sponsored by...

UPND snubs Constitution-making as reforms do not help Hichilema – YALI

Media Briefing held by YALI in Kasama
The United Party for National Development (UPND) does not support the Constitution-making process because it does not help Mr. Hichilema, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has charged. Speaking at Alitasha Lodge during a media briefing in Kasama, YALI President Andrew Ntewewe said YALI is...

LAZ and UPND are enemies’ of democracy and anarchists-YALI

YALI President Andrew Ntewewe
The Young African Leaders Initiative has labeled the Law Association of Zambia and the UPND as enemies’ of democracy and anarchists for refusing to support the Bill to amend the Constitution of Zambia. YALI President Andrew Ntewewe says the Constitution of Zambia does not belong...

The Church must be ashamed for keeping quiet over Kambwili’s insults-PF’s Paul Moonga

Paul Moonga
The Patriotic Front in Lusaka Province says the Church must be ashamed for keeping quiet over the insults showered on President Edgar Lungu by National Democratic Congress President Chishimba Kambwili. PF Lusaka Province Chairperson Paul Moonga says the Church should have been in the forefront...

Kambwili granted bail, pleads not guilty to insulting President Lungu

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili
National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili has pleaded not guilty to one count of defaming President Edgar Lungu. This is contrary to section 69 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the laws of Zambia. Kambwili pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Lameck Mwale. Meanwhile,...

HH struggles to deliver letter to ACC HQ on the 48 houses investigation, officers scamper and hide

HH speaking to Journalists at ACC Headquarters
Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had a torrid time to have his letter to the Anti Corruption Commission received and stamped on when he visited its Headquarters Thursday morning. In his letter, Mr Hichilema was urging the ACC to speed up its investigations on the 48...

HH visits Kambwili in jail

HH arriving at Lusaka Central Prison to visit Dr Kambwili
Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Thursday afternoon visited incarcerated opposition politician Chishimba Kambwili at Lusaka Central Prison. Mr Hichilema has since demanded that Dr. Kambwili be granted Police bond with immediate effect following his arrest yesterday. Mr. Kambwili who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly defaming...

Help end Xenophobia Nevers Mumba urges SADC

MMD President Nevers Mumba
Former Republican Vice President and leader of the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba has urged the leadership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to intervene in the looming threat of Xenophobia in South Africa. In a message quoted on...

Inonge Wina orders changes to the way information is reported on Maize and Mealie Meal

Vice President Inonge Wina
Acting President Inonge Wina is concerned with the rate at which conflicting statements are being issued to the public regarding maize and mealie meal supply in the country. Mrs. Wina says some media outlets and members of the public have taken it upon themselves to...

Chief Justice Mambilima directs the Newly Appointed Tribunal to Quickly Resolve Land Planning Disputes

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima
Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has directed the newly appointed Lusaka Province Planning Appeals Tribunal to quickly resolve land planning disputes in the province. ZANIS reports that Justice Mambilima said there is need for the tribunal to work with speed and ensure that disputes surrounding planning...

Chishimba Kambwili arrested for defamation of President Lungu

Chishimba Kambwili.
President of the deregistered National Democratic Congress Chishimba Kambwili has been formally arrested for criminal defamation of the Head of State. Mr. Kambwili reported himself at Lusaka Central Police for questioning this morning following a call out delivered to his home yesterday. He is accused of...