INSPECTOR General of Police Graphel Musamba has warned Socialist Party president Fred M’membe to desist from utterances that will destabilize the peace of the country.
Mr Musamba says utterances and vices that stand to destabilize the country’s unity and peace will not be condoned.
He has further warned those being used a chaperons of destabilization to desist as the security wings stand at maintaining Law and order.
Dr M’membe has been cited to be preaching a militia type of politics that stands to destabilise the country’s peace as it stands on rebellion politics.
Mr Musamba said the Zambia police have noted with serious concerns the utterances recently made by Dr M’membe.
“The statements published in some tabloids and various social media platforms are inclined at nothing, but inciting the peace loving people of Zambia to lapse into a civil disobedience in order for them to gain the scarce political mileage. Him referring to military juntas in West Africa, only means one thing, to distabalise the peace in the country being enjoyed. Is this the socialism he is preaching about,” bringing military coups,” he said.
He noted that the intentions of Dr M’membe are now known.
“Now we know where he stands and what he is made of. As Zambia Police Service, we want to put it on record that we will not allow such schemes which everyone else equally abhors. If he knows what is good for him, better he quits forthwith while he can.The same applies to every citizen who may be in the process of being chaperoned for the same, please walk away. Zambia is not for selfish individuals being championed by desperate politicians,” he said.
Mr Musamba outlined that the Zambia Police Service have an obligation to defend the constitution at any cost, and that, it will do what it takes to smash any rebellion being instigated by this Socialist Party.
“The emerging juntas in West Africa he is referring to, is wishful thinking that the same be extended to this country. We are carefully studying the ingredients of the offence, and we will let you know in due course what his fate is going to be. The Socialist Party is preaching and thirsting for democracy, yet they have no spine to uphold the same. He has declared his resolve and the Zambia Police is ready to defend the constitution,” he said.
He added that in one breath, the Socialist Party wants to say this country has sufficient laws to provide for the rule of law, while in another, they are panting for violence because they want to cut corners to reach their destiny.
“The Zambia Police Service is mandated with the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the country and detection of crime among others. As such we cannot sit and watch while an individual whose utterances are hell-bent on causing anarchy in the country,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 8th August, 2023)
PF Secretary General Nakachinda involved in a road traffic accident
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Raphael Nakachinda has been involved in Road Traffic Accident after the vehicle he was driving was hit into by a locomotive.
This happened when Mr Nakachinda who whilst driving an Isuzu vehicle failed to give way to a locomotive hence his vehicle was hit into.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred today around midnight along the Great North Road at Shikoswe railway crossing.
“Involved was Raphael Mangani Nakachinda aged 45 of house number 1794 Inkanga area of Kafue District who was driving an Isuzu registration number BAH 8695 from North to South who sustained bruised left πarm ,bruised back of the neck , bruised left ear and painful left leg, whilst the vehicle incurred a shattered front windscreen, extensively damaged right side body, rear passenger’s door and both rear lights,” he said.
He said also involved was Vincent Mabinda aged 45 of unknown house number a driver of a Goods Train from west to east direction which had no damages.
“The accident happened when Mr. Raphael Nakachinda who whilst driving an Isuzu vehicle failed to give way to a locomotive hence his vehicle was hit into by an on-coming Locomotive which had the right of way,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the accused has since been charged for the offence of Careless driving and his vehicle impounded at the Police station.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 2nd December, 2023)
I am ready to risk my life to save the PF, says Edgar Lungu
“I AM ready for anything, including risking my own life to save the Patriotic Front (PF),” Former republican President Edgar Lungu has said.
Mr Lungu says victory is certain and that the machinations by the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) in form of ‘Imingalato’ will not stop him.
He has also noted that he is aware that the next move by the UPND is to lift his immunity, but he is ready and not worried about the outcome.
Speaking when he addressed the media on a number or issues, he said that he did not intend to get back into active politics, but he did so to ensure that PF lives on.
He noted that this was from the backdrop of the machinations from Government to steal, kill and destroy the PF in order to continue their stay in power.
“The machinations became more when those in power wanted to state a coup in PF using their stooges. They were illegally endorsed by police, followed by the National Assembly to swot democracy. This becoming more vivid when the victim who in this case is the PF is treated as a villian and a state sponsored sect is being given protection by the law,” he said.
Mr Lungu claimed that unfortunately, for those in power, it is not possible to submerge the PF in an attempt of using ‘Imingalato.’
“In this regard, I made a call to all opposition s as to defend Zambia’s hard earned democracy. I called for unity of purpose and today I am humbled for the unanimous response. Victory is certain, we shall certainly defeat those scheming against democracy,” he said.
He further claimed that he came back into politics to save the PF from being stolen of killed by the government.
“I am aware the next move is to lift my immunity from prosection. This does not worry me. It is another ploy to divert people from their failure, ” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)
‘Imbwili’ jailed for hate speech
OPPOSITION Patriotic Front (PF) member of the Central Committee and former Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been handed a five-month prison sentence for hate speech by Kasama Magistrate’s Court.
In this case, Kambwili, 54, of house number 9, Wisteria Avenue, Luanshya was charged with the offence of expressing hatred and ridicule of the persons based on tribe and place of origin.
Kasama Resident Magistrate Samson Mumba found Kambwili after the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts.
And in mitigation, Kambwili who spoke through his lawyer told court that he was a first offender, a family man and a person who previously served the nation as a cabinet minister.
He also urged the court to take into consideration his health.
In sentencing Kambwili, Magistrate Mumba said he took into account the mitigation.
He however said he sentenced Kambwili to five months imprisonment to deter would be offenders.
Meanwhile, after judgement was passed, Kambwili’s lawyer Kaizara Tembo told journalists his client will appeal against the verdict.
“Currently we are making efforts to lodge in an application for bail pending appeal,” he said.
Kambwili has since been transported to Milima Correctional Facility in Kasama.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)