Police lock up 20 PF cadres

Over 20 out of 80 Patriotic Front cadres who illegally grabbed land and assaulted a police officer in Lusaka West last week have been arrested and detained at Matero Police Station.

Police said that 11 panga wielding cadres who clashed with the police for encroaching on Siisii Lisulo’s farm on Sunday were apprehended on the same day and nine others were surrounded and picked on Thursday after a tip off from members of the public.

Lusaka police commissioner Lemmy Kajoba told journalists that some of the cadres have been charged with aggravated robbery and are still in detention.

Kajoba said that some of the suspects have since appeared before the courts of law while others were still detained to help the police with information leading to the ring leaders in land wrangles which have engulfed Lusaka in the recent past.

“We have already charged some cadres who have since appeared in Court with different charges. Some have been charged with aggravated robbery and are being held in custody. We are still holding them in the cells because we want them to help us with investigations leading to the arrest of others,” he said.

And owner of the farm, Lisulo, said the PF cadres have been giving him trouble since 2011.

He explained that since PF formed government, the cadres have been threatening him with violence, “They have been threatening me over this land since 2011. So far they have managed to encroach about 3 acres out of 9.1. This is my land situated off Mungwi road on number L5411/M.”

“2011 that is when the PF cadres started claiming ownership of my farm, last year they come with ‘pangas’ and machetes  and beat me up. Right now I even have all the medical reports,” narrated Lisulo.

Lisulo said the cadres recently invaded the farm on 15th March, 2014 threatening to kill him if he did not leave the farm for them.

“They told me that they were President Micheal Sata’s people and that even if I reported anywhere nothing would happen to them,” said the heartbroken Lisulo.

Lisulo said when the cadres invaded his land, they started removing maize and beans plants and threatened to kill his workers who were making blocks.

“After we saw that the situation had gotten out hands, my son got a gun and fired in the air that was when the cadres scampered into different directions but promised us that they would still come back,” he narrated.

Lisulo said his life was no longer safe and that he could not sleep anymore because of the PF cadre’s numerous threats on him and his family.

And deputy minister of home affairs Steven Kampyongo said it did not matter whether the cadres where from PF or not, they would have to face the law.

Kampyongo said the police will protect Lisulo and his family from the cadres who have threatened to kill him if he did not leave the land in question for them.

“We shall make sure that those cadres are brought to book and pay for their wrong doing according to the law,” Kampyongo said.

Kampyongo noted with sadness that there were many people who had been threatened by cadres over their own land and police would soon put to an end such threats.

Meanwhile, Local government and national housing deputy minister Forrie Tembo disclosed that the government has come up with a committee which would looking into land matters.

Tembo noted that cadres had become unruly on land matters and that his ministry would partner with the ministry of lands and home affairs.

“We shall not sit down and watch the cadres take over innocent people’s land in the name of politics,” Tembo said.

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2 Responses to “Police lock up 20 PF cadres”

  1. Sinkamba Wisdom says:

    PROTECT LISULO AND EVERY ZAMBIAN CITIZEN FROM PF PANGA CADRES

    PF HAS FAILED TO RULE THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF ITS BEHAVIOUR. DISCIPLINED PARTY MEMBERS CAN NOT BEHAVE LIKE THAT. SO THAT CDRES NEW THAT THE PF GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN TORALATING THESE ACTS FOR TOO LONG. I FEEL PITY TO THE INJURED POLICE OFFICERS. MY ONLY ASSURANCE THAT I CAN GIVE YOU IS THAT MAY THE HAND OF THE LORD TOURCH YOU AND GET WELL SOON. KNOW THAT THE INCOMING GOVERNMENT IN 2016 UNDER HH AND UPND IS A CIVILISED GOVERNMENT WITH MEN AND WOMEN OF INTELLECT STARTING FROM HH AND THE TEAM GETTING PREPARED TO COME AND RULED OUR BELOVED COUNTRY ZAMBIA WITH CIVILITY.INTEGRITY. BY TODAY I EXPECTED A PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND ZAMBIA POLICE TO APOLOGIZE TO LISULO FAMILY AND THE COUNTRY FOR THE BREAK OF LAW AND ORDER THAT PF HAVE FAILED TO TERM THEIR CADRES.FOR THE IG STELLA LIBONGANI, MADAM. COULD YOU SUMMON YOUR COURAGE AND STOP THE BREAK OF LAW AND ORDER BEING CAUSED BY PF.YOU ARE AN IG FOR POLICE NOT FOR PF. YOUR ARE THEIR TO PROTECT ZAMBIAN CITIZENS AND PROPERTY. THE EGO OF PF CADRES BRUTALITY IS INCREASING EVERY DAY BECAUSE YOU ARE FAILING TO TERM THEM. THE IG MUST READ THE VOTES PF GOT IN 2011 YOU WILL FIND THAT THE PEOLE OF ZAMBIA REJECTED PF. BECAUSE THE TOTAL VOTES GAINED BY THE OPPOSITION WAS HIGHER THAN PF. SO PF IS IN GGOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF THE BAD OR WEAK CONSTITUTION WHICH IS ALLOWING MINORITY ELECTED PRESIDENTS TO CONTINUE RULING THE COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY WE ARE SAYING WE NEED A CONSTITUTION WHICH CAN GIVE CREDIBILITY TO THE ONE IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WHO CAN BE ELECTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE 51+. HENCE THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS USING THE POLICE AND PANGAS PF CADRES TO SILENCE ZAMBIANS INTO SUBMISSION. WE DONT WANT ZIMBAMBWE TYPE OF LEADERSHIP HERE IN ZAMBIA.
    AND ALSO I HAVE READ IN OTHER PRINT MEDIAS WHERE SOME PF MINISTERS HAVE REGISTERED THEIR DISAPPOINTMENTS FOR BEING CALLED USELESS. ZAMBIANS HAVE COME TO BELIEVE PRESIDENT MICHEAL SATA CHILUFYA THAT INDEED YOU ARE USELEE BECAUSE THIS IS THE SAID TIME HE IS SAYING SO. FIRST , HE TOLD YAMFWA MUKANGA OPENLY THAT HE WAS USELESS. 2NDLY HE TOLD THE WORLD OPENLY THAT MOST OF HIS MPS ARE USELESS[ THE TERM MOST – MEANS THREE QUARTERS OR HALF OF HIS MPS ARE USELESS. 3RDLY NOW HE TELLS THE WORLD AND THE NATION THAT HIS MINISTERS ARE USELESS] SO IF IT WAS IN EUROPE WHERE INTEGRITY COUNTS WE WOULD HAVE FRESH ELECTIONS BEING HELD BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE IN EUROPE BELIEVES IN INTEGRITY. FOR THAT THE PF MINISTERS AND PF MPS HAVE BEEN INSULTED.FOR ONLY THE TOILET PAPER IS USELESS WHICH WE THROW INTO THE TOILET. LOOK AT GBM , HE HAS MADE A NAME BECAUSE HE RESIGNED AS A WAY OF DEMONSTRATING PERSONAL INTEGRITY THAT THE FAMILY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE POSITION OF DEFENCE MINISTER. SO FOR YOU MINISTERS TO BE CALLED USELESS AND YOU SAY ITS NORMAL. THEN THE PEOPLE ARE DOUBTING YOUR PERSONAL INTEGRITY. DOES IT MEAN YOU CAN NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT TAX PAYERS MONEY. THIS IS QUITE SHAMEFUL FOR YOU AS ADULT. HOW CAN YOU TELL YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WHEN THE CHILD ASKS THAT DAD , THE PRESIDENT TOLD YOU THAT YOU ARE USELESS. HOW CAN YOU DEFEND YOURSELF.THIS IS VERY EMBARASSING. I REALLY PITY YOU.
    IF WE AS CITEZENS WE BEGIN ANALYSING THE FAILED POLICIES WE HAVE COME TO AGREE WITH PRESIDENT MICHEAL SATA. HENCE, WE HUMBLY THE PRESIDENT SATA MICHEAL CHILUFYA TO DISSOLVE HIS CABINET. AND IF I MAY ASK. WHAT DOES A CABINET MINISTERS COMPOSE OF?. SO THIS CAN BE INTERPRETED THAT THAT THERE IS FAILED LEADERSHIP IN ZAMBIA. FOR THE PRESIDENTS , FOR USELESS MINISTERS ARE CHOSEN FROM USELESS PF MPS. SO HOW CAN WE TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHY BECAUSE OF THE FAILED GOVERNMENT THAT IS WHY PF PANGA CADRES ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE TO START GRABBING LAND BY FORCE BECAUSE THESE CADRES KNOW THE WEAKKNESS OF PF GOVERNMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAVE CALLED THEM USELESS MPS AND USELESS MINISTERS HENCE PF CADRES .
    IN THIS REGARDS. THROUGH THIS PRINT MEDIA. MY HUMBLE REQUEST TO OUR ARMY COMMANDER IS NOT TO ALLOW PF CADRES TO BE WEARING MILITARY REPLICAS BECAUSE WITH THEM BEING PANGAS INCLINED. THE CADRES WILL COMMIT A SERIOUS CRIME AND ORDINARY CITIZENS WILL SAY ITS OUR DISCIPLED MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WHO HAVE DONE SO. BY THE PRESS RELEASE TO BE PUT IN PLACE TO DISTANCE ITSELF ABAD IMAGE WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN CREATED. SO FOR AVOIDANCE OF THIS IF THE COMPROMISED IG STELLA LIBONGANI FAILS TO DISCIPLINE THESE CADRES MOVES IN QUICKLY AND TAKE AWAY ALL THE ATTIRES OUT OF STREETS LIKE THE CASE USED TO BE IN KAUNDA DAYS.WE CAN ONLY EXPECT OFFICER CADETS FROM SCHOOLS WHO ARE BEING PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE CAREER. NOT PARTY CADRES FROM ANY PARTY.

  2. gerge k c says:

    I hope they,s no pretance here by these so called pf leaders , u might find that the same leaders ar playing double standards on this serious issue.gk

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