Riots break out in Choma over murdered taxi driver

IMG-20130413-00114 IMG-20130413-00116 IMG-20130413-00125 IMG-20130413-001272013-04-13 15.23.49Scores of Choma residents Saturday afternoon ran amok  around 15hoyrs after they were dispersed from the police station where they went to mete out instant justice to a man suspected of having killed a taxi driver in February.

Roads going to Lusaka and Livingstone had been blocked with stones, bricks,and logs.

Fires were lit on the roads. A few shops were stoned. Police were running battles as they tried to  disperse the angry mobs from the town centre.All shops had by 15: 30 ben forced to close.

Mysterious deaths suspected to be ritualist and performed by PF government leaders or agents have become common place.

Just last week, residents in Katete district in the eastern side of the country rioted after a school was killed in ritualistic circumstances. Dozens of people are still being detained by police.

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58 Responses to "Riots break out in Choma over murdered taxi driver"

  1. Likando wa Mulyokela  April 16, 2013 at 10:25

    Choma Police has the most corrupt officers from all the wings.RTSA police officers are the worst because people have complained but it seems they are only interested in making money and impound innocent cars. I am prepared to testify any way what happened to me two weeks ago when I requested my nephew to drive me to work where I was to collect my medical card.when I reached my working palace I requested him to buy some spark plugs and come back to take me to the private clinic.
    I was shocked when he came after an hour telling me they impounded the car for reasons he was not told. I was forced to book to POLICE even if I was not feeling well. On a small paper it was written PIRATING-I asked the lady I found in the office if he was found with people in the car,to which she said she doesn’t know but she was told he was alone,I told the officer that this is not right and asked the boy to narrate, I was told he was just told to drive to POLICE he will be told the case there. I told the officer there is nowhere you impound a car without stating the case and later raise a case at a POLICE station. The lady who was in the office realized that there was a mistake on the side of the officers, I told the boy(23yrs) to wait for the officers and if they refuse to release the car,I will institute legal action against the officers. Later my car was released without an apology despite being delayed to see the doctor. These silly mistakes annoy people and the WORD PIRATING applies to ship not cars. How can a family car become a pirating car, this is madness of some Choma Police officers and iam still looking for the two officers dead or alive I will confront them one day and they will know their stupidity of offending a senior citizen.
    So even these Recent riots should be blamed on POLICE who didn’t act professionally

  2. mukondo  April 16, 2013 at 08:35

    The Question to this increase in tax drivers death partly on the Council and RTSA and the Taxi Drivers themselves: Why do I say so,

    First and foremost, if these Taxi’s were operating under a controlled environment, that is to say they had their vehicles painted, let say yellow or whatever, just like the bus drivers who operates under their government regulated white and blue, the taxi drivers automatically will have a general public security that the driver enjoys ie. if you happen to be in the bush and you see a blue and white passing ypu will definately know that this is a public transport vehicle hence as compared to the taxi man who will pass by in the same bush driving unregistered Corola , one will not be sure if this vehicle is a public transport vehicle or not, this clearly separate the two , one will operate under the general security privellege and the other no one will pay any attention – as a result the taxi man will always be at risk of been killed.

    Secondly, the majority of these taxi drivers who operate with private vehicles have always operated with criminals and men and women involved in bad activities like fornication and adulterly in addition to robberies and murders, this if it was properly controlled, the taxi man will once again operate in a safe environment.

    I am very concerned because goverment will continue losing our young and energic men and women and also revenue that these taxis are evading through private operations.

  3. The_Truth_Commission  April 16, 2013 at 07:30

    PF IS BEHIND ALL THESE UN-EXPLAINED ANOMALIES. UNEXPLAINED WHETHER PATTERNS. DECREASED GOOD FORTUNE FOR MANY.
    THEY WORK UNDERGROUND WHERE THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE NORMAL PERSON LIKE YOU AND ME CANNOT SEE.
    THEIR BACKUPS ARE PF THUGS WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY THE PF SYNDROME.
    ALL THESE PF HAPPENINGS …ALL WILL ONE DAY UNDERSTAND. PATIENCE

  4. nataraj  April 15, 2013 at 13:08

    just give this story tow weeks and it will be lost once the police offers are paid off and no one will be answerable to it

  5. Rusco  April 15, 2013 at 08:34

    What is happening in Z right now can happen any where else. Those of you who understand civilization will bare me witness. Zambia is becoming a civlized country now, where the fear of police is a thing of the past, because people know their rights. Also important to realise is that the new coverage is very wide and a lot of people get to know it soon. What we are saying is that Zambia has become a village thus all provinces are able to hear news of any kind once committed. The ploce has to change and even the PF government has to change in the way it conducts itself in its thirst for leadership, lest they be disappointed. What happened in Choma has nothing to do with BEMBA or TONGA but mare awareness by all people in Zambia. So deal with Zambians with level headedness. Police is becoming useless apart from throwing cansters to people.

  6. Ngilingindo  April 15, 2013 at 07:52

    PF is behind ritual murders..hahahahaha

  7. frank one  April 14, 2013 at 17:59

    Problem with superstitious people! Very primitive thinking. What’s the connection between PF and the Tongas?

    • Xtreme  April 14, 2013 at 18:48

      The connection is that they are all Zed human-beings with different thinking capacities.

    • zanimuone  April 15, 2013 at 11:18

      PF is a ritual party and if you are not careful even when you support them you will be sorry to be their next victim. The Police are very keen to receive money from these spiritualists and are busy saying this is more money in their pockets because they are busy shielding the murderers in exchange of money.

  8. Tiny  April 14, 2013 at 09:41

    I’m in choma right now,it was a bad day,police throwing canisters in compounds choking babies and old folks.i hear wat annoyed the pipo is zp incompitence in the way they handled ds case.These idiots were dropping tear gas canisters everywhere.i was just from anotha town and peacefully sat @ home when 2 vehicles loaded with thez idiots passed by shootin some canisters in all directions.whoever the f**k it z behind the killin must equally die.f**k all satanists and all ritualists.

  9. wemo  April 14, 2013 at 08:12

    there is no smoke without fire.

  10. Black survival  April 14, 2013 at 07:18

    This is a petty paper,always preachin hate about pf elected gov’t..cnt u jus b professional in yr journalism..which satanist regime?

    • Kizto  April 14, 2013 at 11:11

      May they learning from the Post!

  11. chiposha  April 14, 2013 at 06:07

    Ezron,this guy kangombo is fuckd up in his hallucination,jst like his old madalas’govt.they think nothing but upnd.imagin these deaths and some1 is talking upnd?rotten chaps indeed.

  12. Xtreme  April 14, 2013 at 04:56

    We shall SACRIFICE PF so that all this crazy violence that they’ve brought with them when they came & high meali-meal prices go away together with them

  13. The_Truth_Commission  April 14, 2013 at 04:52


    THINK ABOUT IT! ALL THIS EXTREME MADNESS WAS NEVER THERE. ONLY STARTED WHEN P.F CAME.
    NOW PF NEEDS TO GO TOGETHER WITH IT (WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM)

  14. SACROSANCT  April 14, 2013 at 01:01

    What’s worrying is the rate at which mobs are taking the law in their hands at the flimsiest excuse. This growing phenomena must worry law enforcers and Government. Why is lawlessness on the increase? And where is this ability to organize spontaneously coming from? Why are the youths seem to be the ones angrily reacting to this growing trend? I can bet you, if you asked half of the rioters why they were rioting, they may not even know. They will tell you,I saw people running and looting and I also joined in solidarity. The participants of this rioting must be defined scientifically by criminologists. You will find this group, who ever they are, feel let down and feel they have been taken for a ride by empty promises. And why not just demonstrate instead of resorting to looting? There may be a message in this behavior. “If we can’t have more money in our pockets,then we will go for those that have more money in their pockets”. This is a widening carry over from of the anti Chinese bashing that was birthed in the last Presidentials,where a group of people who politicians tactfully apportioned blame on,in order to win votes were targeted. This could get out of hand.

  15. the Hidden one  April 13, 2013 at 23:00

    PF has a well established connection to the Occult, Sun Gods & Satanic deity, the shhii don’t kubeba finger on the lips is an occult symbol made in reverence to Egyptian Harpa –khruti (Horus the child ). He was the child of Isis and Osiris (Satan). The finger to the mouth is also entails man to conjure evil powers.

    The closed fist in the illuminatic philosophy is the symbol of secrecy, dissimulation, and hermetism. It veils and conceals secrets from the profane and vulgar.

    You shall know them by their signs. All these mysterious deaths should explain it to you since PF came into power and each time there are By elections.

    Be careful what you support.

  16. Jimbob  April 13, 2013 at 22:57

    No wonder this is a third-world country. lol

  17. danny mwaba  April 13, 2013 at 19:55

    some of these comments pipo are advancing against political parties are baseless,u think Zambia is heaven were tragedy cannot strike? a foreigner assaults a Zambian, u want him deported,where is the rule of law,Zambia is not special,its like any other country,u think God hates countries where theres war or riots? dont be petty,Zambia is far frm being called a christian nation nation because we r big pretenders,adulterers,haters,especially the clergymen and politicians.Let us live clean let our works be seen than just parroting.

  18. Mumba  April 13, 2013 at 19:52

    Low life cheap reporters. How does the PF come into this story?

    • kangombo  April 13, 2013 at 20:33

      I strongly suspect upnd has a hand in the mysterious deaths happening in the country! They like mentioning satanism now and then

      • xapit  April 14, 2013 at 04:34

        Father Bwalya a PF agent slaughtered a black chicken and sprinkled blood on the ground. Did he not curse the land? or may be you think cleansed it. We who believe in the almighty God Jehovah think that that kind of behaviour is Satanic. Hence the linkage of PF to these deaths. Even their cadres kill each other. Three cadres so far have died during by – elections and PF accused UPND but police proved it was PF cadres killing each other. Therefore unless you can prove other wise, PF is Satanic.
        During MMD these things were not heard of but when PF came into power all the sudden our roads have become death traps, our girls murdered in inexplicable circumstances, our tax drivers have to be accompanied by their friends at night for fear of being slaughtered.

        Finally suddenly we have few millers in the country and rampant meali meal shortages. And we ask…. what has changed?? Has God suddenly decided to leave the country and if so why?

    • ndekalombwana  April 14, 2013 at 06:08

      Why are you reading poor reporters. You have The Post Daily Mail and Times of Zambia where there are good ones.

  19. zimbabwe  April 13, 2013 at 19:43

    You zambians deserve all this.
    it was you that had voted in the mad man sata and now be prepared for this foolish president of yours take you to the dust bin.
    Sink My beloved Zambia

    • Xtreme  April 14, 2013 at 18:45


      Nope! you’re so wrong. im a doctor. he has the thinking capacity of a genius!

  20. The_Truth_Commission  April 13, 2013 at 19:11


    YABA! PF SEEMS TO BE INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING.DEATH OF TAXI DRIVER,BUSES TURNING ORANGE, MAIZE BEING EXPORTED ACROSS BORDER USING BICYCLES ETC.
    ***MAYBE NEXT WILL FIND PF SLEEPING MY WIFE IN BED WHEN WHEN I GET HOME.

    DAM! PF IS EVERYWHERE LIKE A BAD FLU

  21. Mike phiri  April 13, 2013 at 19:08

    Am a zambian,working in south africa.i hv been loging in to this site for three weeks now.first of all let me thank the site for digging deep and telling the zambians what they should hear,with due respect to the people of zambia,am asking u to please stand up and make peaceful demonstrations,i mean march to state house and demand our president to step down,coz hes the the main culprite in all whts happening in our country due to his anactivenes,look wht happened in libya,egypt and syria.if we dont act now thts the downfall of our once one zambia one nation,wht is happening now has never happened in the previous regimes of the so called corrupt goverments.May God bless zambia

  22. o.j  April 13, 2013 at 19:05

    It is police state

  23. et values  April 13, 2013 at 19:02

    PF is a SATANIST government – affiliated to the Massonic beliefs and its rituals ! Are we safe in Zambia ??????

    Mwai PAYA PAFULA BANE !!! TWANAKA

  24. riddick  April 13, 2013 at 18:32

    idiot what do mean what will a life of taxi driver do for pf your livingstone mp killed a baby just few weeks ago you pf idiots are evil every life counts thats why you even kill babies i hope a different party will win rhe elections because mmd and upnd will be kind to these idiots in pf you need some that will put the through a firing sqaud you call them usefu idiots i call them useless idiots

    • Sosikisi  April 14, 2013 at 04:24

      A different party wins, you will accuse it of the same things. You Zambians are just too much into Nigerian movie magics. Whatever happens, you have a Satanic label on it especially if it was not singing hellelujah before it happened.

      Na mupena na ma suspicions yenu aya Satanism. What you don’t realize is that you are feeding into the negative and unwittingly destroying yourselves! just stop it!

  25. Kabimba  April 13, 2013 at 18:29

    We want to be in power forever

  26. gkc  April 13, 2013 at 18:18

    We ar now out of governance its kangaro type of government hey ba ukwa wakeup

  27. Chosen one  April 13, 2013 at 18:00

    What would a tax driver death bring 2 the pf government? Mr reporter where is your thinking?

    • poko ya kayombo kakutemba  April 13, 2013 at 18:22

      the issue is there is tension mounting in this country if we are not careful there will be bloodshed imagin ti driver was killed in february but toay pipo react open yo eyes.it is coming

  28. Muchende usiya  April 13, 2013 at 17:59

    Can one be a proud leader in a country were murders, riots shortages of mealie meal is the order of the day.

  29. EZRON  April 13, 2013 at 17:48

    Stop acusing pf UPND is behind this killing,they have even arested 3 upnd suspects.

    • Jangjawid  April 14, 2013 at 06:36

      @EZRON you are just a chiken droping,if UPND is behind the killings then Pf is with the killings.

  30. Zedian  April 13, 2013 at 17:35

    The problems are simple unemployment is so high that these f…….k kaponyas just wait for opportunities of kachepa issues of satanic heresay to loot innocent businesses like the katete issue.lawlessness per zed may god help this nation.

  31. eagle's eye  April 13, 2013 at 17:29

    Thuggery seems to have increased under this Pa Mafi government

  32. shokolokubbangosha  April 13, 2013 at 17:23

    fuck all rioters! U have damaged my shop. I curse u, may u die early deaths.

    • Bob  April 14, 2013 at 10:21

      Dont worry bro, as long as the people are fighting for true justice, even your business will successfully recover and even exceed your current levels. Death of a person is a big issue even in heaven.

  33. Awisi REBASE (KR)  April 13, 2013 at 17:22

    What surprise me is that people loot the goods of the same people suspected to be satanist. If really they were, everyone partaking of the loot could be entangled into the practice. what do you think?

  34. Joe Johnson  April 13, 2013 at 17:09

    Disgraced Katanga, what’s your comment?

  35. LUBOSI MWANGELWA  April 13, 2013 at 17:01

    Unfortunately not all property destroyed belong to the offenders.Loss of Business.Rioting is not the solution

  36. Joe bulls  April 13, 2013 at 16:23

    If the law is putting a blind eye on what is going people have the right to act at the end of the day zambia is a Democratic country

  37. muzo  April 13, 2013 at 16:12

    why is that there are too many riots in zambia.

  38. Silas Salala  April 13, 2013 at 16:06

    which courts?

    • THE HIGHLY FAVOURED  April 13, 2013 at 16:42

      kangaroo courts

  39. PF slammer  April 13, 2013 at 16:03

    There is too much hunger . People now make excuse to loot the rich Lebanese or Indian owned shops…PF mwatuletela nzala.

    • Galu nkekeke  April 13, 2013 at 16:09

      Can’t you believe that he was murdered by some pipo sent by the suspect? wake up! these things are real.

      • PF slammer  April 13, 2013 at 16:22

        So all rich people should be scared of these PF thugs

        • swine fever  April 13, 2013 at 20:33

          Ayini! Its like zambian people are so much affiliated with poverty such that any rich or wealth person is a suspect. If one is poor its fine and acceptable but if one has made it its only through wicth craft or satanism. Please give the rich a break

      • GENENRAL DONKOLA  April 13, 2013 at 23:07

        YOU HAVE A POINT MY FRIEND.LIFE HAS BEEN LOST HERE.THE DECEASED HAD LOVED ONES.THEY ARE CONCERNED.IF POLICE DOES NOT DO ITS JOB PROFFESSIONALY AND INFORM THE PEOPLE CORRECTLY AND ON TIME ON THEIR FINDINGS AND LET THEM DISCOVER INFORMATION ON THEIR OWN IT WILL LEAD TO DISASTER IN OUR ONCE QUIET AND PEACEFUL TOWN.I BELIEVE THE POLICE CAN DO BETTER HERE AND CONCLUDE THIS SITUATION.
        IF THEY ACTED WELL IN THE EMASDALE CASE THEY SURELY CANT FAIL IN THIS ONE.
        WE EXPECT YOU TO TELL US WHO THE KILLERS ARE AND THEIR ACOMPLICES.

  40. kalaluka  April 13, 2013 at 16:02

    Slowly but surely, this country is going to the dogs! Unfortunate that we used to be called one of the most peaceful nations on earth,where is the leadership???

  41. Silas Salala  April 13, 2013 at 15:55

    Where is the rule of law in Zambia?

    • critico  April 13, 2013 at 15:58

      iwe, in the courts. siuziba?

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