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President Edgar Lungu warns perpetrators of violence

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has described as shocking the murder of Patriotic Front North Western Province Chairman Jackson Kungo, and a brother of provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chihili.
President Lungu is further dismayed by the amount of mayhem in North Western,
some parts of Westen, and Southern provinces which he says has effectively
rendered the elections in the three provinces not free and fair.
“How can you talk about free and fair elections when our opponents have taken
this election as war?
When people say elections were not free and fair, they accuse the ruling party but look at North-Westen Province, some parts of Western,  and Southen provinces, who is causing the mayhem? The opposition,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu has since directed the Army Commander to reinforce troops in the three provinces and not to leave any stone unturned in ensuring peace returns to the rest of the country.
“This is exactly what I said last night concerning political violence. It is of course
clear that these two Zambians have been killed in cold-blood by UPND members.”
“I therefore, direct the Zambia Army Commander to quickly reinforce security in
North-Western, some parts of Western, and Southern provinces where this
unprecedented violence is taking place,” President Lungu says.
“Yesterday, during my address to the nation I said ‘as long as I remain President, I will not countenance violence’, and less that 24 hours later we experience such brutal incidents orchestrated by our opponents who want to rule Zambia by force.
Wll ensure lives of citizens are protected, and I wll not take kindly to these evil schemes,” the President has warned.
And President Lungu has sent a message of condolences to the Kungo and Chihili
families and urged them and the Patriotic Front members to be calm and not resort to retaliation.
“The job to arrest the killers lies with security officers. So, stay calm and do not retaliate. It hurts so bad but some killers have been arrested already, and the rest will be found,” the President says.
This is according to a press statement issued by Issac Chipampe, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations.

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It’s a “new dawn” for 700 inmates set free by President Hakainde Hichilema.

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has pardoned 700 inmates from various correctional facilities countrywide in commemoration  of Zambia’s 57th Independence anniversary.

Speaking at a media briefing , Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security. Jack Mwiimbu said among the pardoned inmates are 642 males, 10 of whom are old aged while 58 are females, 24 of them with circumstantial children

Mr Mwiimbu said the pardoning of the inmates will allow for social distancing in correctional facilities to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

He said the move by the President will also go a long way on in addressing congestion in correctional centers which currently have 23,062 as of today, October 23rd 2021 at 06:00hrs.

“As you may be aware 200 inmates are admitted at various Correctional Facility per week,” he said.

And the Minister has directed the Zambia Correctional Service to urgently submit full inventory of all the inmates and remandees with the corresponding offences and length of stay in all the correctional centers in the country.

“I have directed the Correctional Facility to submit an inventory of all inmates. I would like to that President Hichilema for exercising his prerogative of mercy, this will go a long way in decongesting the facilities,” he said.

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PF is not shaken about the intended asset recovery programme, says Given Lubinda 

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PATRIOTIC Front Vice President Given Lubinda says the party is not shaken about the intention by the UPND administration to embark on the asset recovery programme.

In an interview, Mr Lubinda has since advised the UPND government to quickly start the programme.

He said the sooner the programme is embarked on, the better it will be for the UPND government to end the drama of insinuating and banding all PF members as thieves.

“If they are members of the PF that they know as thieves let them pursue those specific people, instead of labelling the whole party as an organisation of thieves.

Mr Lubinda added that it is not true that every one in the PF is a thief, hence the sooner they do it the better.

He has since urged the UPND government to ensure the program is conducted in a legal manner by following all the laid down government procedure.

“They are welcome and let them proceed to do so,” Mr Lubinda said.

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Police arrest Kampyongo in Shiwang’andu for malicious damage to property

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POLICE have  arrested  Andrew Kampyongo aged 41 and Kellyson Chilekwa aged 29 both of Village Teleni, Chief Mukwikile, District in  Shiwang’andu for Malicious Damage to Property.

In a media statement, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu that Kampyongo and Chilekwa allegedly maliciously damaged a samsung cell phone valued at K1,000 property of Mike Mulenga aged 40 of Village Chafilwa, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

He said the duo is also alleged to have damaged a front screen for a Toyota Land Cruiser Registration AAK 1031 valued at K4,500 and Rear tail lights valued at K750 property of Dr Albert Munanga.

Mr Hamoonga said Kampyongo and Chilekwa also damaged JVC Speakers valued at K12,000 property of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Party.

He said the total value of damaged properties is K18,250.

Mr Hamoonga said the incidents are alleged to have occurred on July 10 this year  at around 10:00 hours  at Kalalantekwe Market Square, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

“They have been detained in Police Custody and will appear in Court soon,” hee said.

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23 Oct 2021, 2:14 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

209,629 Total Cases
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