Sata’s nephew among 4 drug traffickers arrested for cocaine

Velaphi Stein

On December 12, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) arrested a 25-year old woman and three men for trafficking in cocaine.

And Velaphi Stein, the woman on whose person the drugs were found wrapped on her thighs and stomach is a pure Zambian citizen but the DEC misled the nation that she could be British.

Velaphi is actually the younger sister to the late Lolomutuzi Mwenso-Stein, the girl who was murdered in Kitwe by her boyfriend in 2009.

The Watchdog has been reliably informed that one of the drug traffickers,  and the main drug pusher is a blood nephew of President Michael Sata.

Shula Henry Kasolo, a 41-year old businessman of Lusaka is a son of Sata’ sister.

Shula is the younger brother to Antony Kasolo a Member of the Central Committee (MCC) in Michael Sata’s family forest.

Kasolo was arrested with Velaphi Stein 25, and Litia Yeta, 41, the boyfriend, Martin Mubanga, 44, an Assistant Security officer at National Airport Corporation.

DEC spokesperson Samuel Silomba said Velapi was apprehended at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport where she was scheduled to fly to London.

Whether Kasolo is still under police custody remains every one’s guess.

Meanwhile, contrary to the announcement by DEC spokesperson Samuel Silomba that Velaphi is a Briton, the Watchdog has been told that she is a local girl who is just using her step father’s name.

‘Velaphi Stein is a Zambian. The mother is Chipata woman who stays at 97 Zambezi drive in Riverside Kitwe’, said a source.

‘Velaphi’s mother is Mrs Reina Banda Stein, a local Kitwe businesswoman, in Mining Supply. She is married to a Mr Stein, a white man, formerly Financial Manager for KCM but I hear he is now working in Congo DR for a Mining company there. This man is just the step farther. She is pure black and fat…’

Velaphi (right) dancing at some joint in UK

The source further revealed that Velaphi is a sister to the late Lolo Stein, Kitwe girl, who was murdered in Kitwe by her boyfriend.

‘Velaphi just went to England to pursue her university but she failed to complete the studies because she likes drinking and party life.

The source further said ‘Iam very shocked that she was used as a transporter of drugs. I don’t think it was her business. She is just a loose girl who loves high life and playing too much. This must be a big shock to her granny in Kamwala who was accommodating her during her stay in Lusaka since this year.’

In the third week of November, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka arrested two men for supplying marijuana to official at State House.

Brian Kakoma and Donald Chileshe were delivering bolls of marijuana and traditional sex drive enhancement herbs called mutototo to officials# at the entrance to State House when officers from the Mobile Unit pounced on the

“It appears they are regular supplies. They were found at the State House gate around 12:00 hours. They had about 78 bolls of marijuana and a lot of mutototo which some people mix with the drug when taking. So what was happening is that the State House officers were walking towards the suppliers who were standing by the (western) entrance to buy the dagga one by one. After you buy, you go back and continue working on duty.  When the Mobile Unit police officers approached, the buyers ran into hiding,” the source explained.

“After they were apprehended, the suppliers could not explain properly who they were selling the drugs to so they were taken to Woodlands Police Station. At about 16:00 hours, we were alerted and we went to pick them up. We also discovered that one of them was dumb. Right now they are in our custody but we gave them back the mutototo because there is no law in Zambia that forbids the sale of that particular drug,” the sources explained.

When contacted for a comment, DEC public relations officer Samuel Silomba said he was still waiting for a report from the provincial DEC office by press time yesterday.

Specualtion is high that the drugs were meant for big people inside State House.



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67 Responses to "Sata’s nephew among 4 drug traffickers arrested for cocaine"

  1. kayaman  December 18, 2012 at 13:32

    Velaphi stein this girl was at lechwe education trust she was expelled from chengelo for smoking weed her sister is alison stein best friend Milika also from lechwe. Other known associates include moola milupi masiwa ketani kalupya lungu… All from lechwe education trust should also be monitored. Originally from kitwe she had just gotten a posh flat in lusaka and was working at zambian breweries. its a shame

  2. Nubian princess  December 17, 2012 at 15:47

    Shame. Went 2 gud skus, has a great job at zambia brewries . Bt stil felt the need to push drugs. Lock her up.

  3. emmy  December 17, 2012 at 12:59

    i was with her at chengelo .expensive school.a waste indeed

  4. umofia okojime  December 17, 2012 at 10:52

    She finished the chingola miners through sex and beer.

  5. Learned guide Mole!  December 17, 2012 at 03:39

    Sad development,th truth wil surely b known.

  6. squellor  December 16, 2012 at 18:19

    Shame, but I know that velaphi was given everything in life by her parents, she must be the one from lechwe right? Her father is a nice man,he must be devasted coz he regards her as his own daughter. He even sent her to england for school. What a waste.

    • edward hope  December 17, 2012 at 01:49

      Thank you least a true comment who knows.

  7. Mphangwe  December 16, 2012 at 17:57

    The DEC should have picked a leaf from a Lecture the President delivered to ACC. The two Institutions must first consult Stae House before pouncing on the Royal Familily Tree. GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS!

  8. Amano Chuma  December 16, 2012 at 14:17


    • Ronald Callaghan  December 16, 2012 at 16:58

      Don’ t support blindly young man because may be Michael Sata is your relative. Why aren’ t those people followed closely by the government which is busy pursuing even the innocent who may just be relieving themselves in the toilet leaving behind those with big cases to answer ?

    • Dixon Swana Machai  December 16, 2012 at 18:34

      Its amazing how you people become double standards,not so long ago you were condemning Michael Kaingu about his daughter Iris. Chiwamila Galu. We are watching.

      • OBAMA  December 17, 2012 at 14:40

        IWE nai mwe Iris is born and bred in Kaingus home? Is Sata’s nephew Sata’s son? Iye reasoning yena awe Mwee! Tell me as you re blogging do you know what your nephew is upto? Or even your girl friend?

  9. village chicken  December 16, 2012 at 12:18

    This is a cheap article with confusing info. Can we learn how to write professionally

  10. Luchembe  December 16, 2012 at 11:04

    But sata’s son who when he died , chiluba abd the priest at rhe hol cross cathwerderal desribed as troublesome boy was a well known drug supplier in Chibolya. his is not news

  11. Ulemu ni Wabwino  December 16, 2012 at 10:29

    Well on this one I can blame Mr Sata unless he as the one who sent the niece. She is an adult who should be accountable for her actions

    • pointblanck  December 17, 2012 at 15:24

      you mean cant blame Mr Sata right?

  12. trywel  December 16, 2012 at 10:23

    malita, u are the one who is un idot because you stay far away from a mentioned person but you want to be a witnwss on what you dont know. if you know everything about those people why didnt you report the mata? does it mean you are also corupt to keep the secrets of drug trufickers? shut your dirt corupt big mouth

  13. Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:15

    ALL THIS CONCLUDES THAT THE GREAT SATA HAS NOT STOPPED SMOKING THE BIG CIGARETTE……I mean everybody with a brain knows that he is a Kanja addict….you have seen his eyes….how he runts and raves all the time without a second thought about what is gonna come out of his mouth…!!!! As for the Mutototo muti….well,…..lets just say that Dr Kaseba walked out of the state house a few weeks ago after the big SATAN found out that she had a young toy boy doctor !!!! If you were him, you would also seek the help of umutototo…..would n’t you ????

  14. Badger  December 16, 2012 at 10:04

    Mwenso family… never staying away from trouble.. Oscar still at large but convicted and sentenced…

    • edward hope  December 17, 2012 at 05:47

      And who says velapi s a Mwenso? Get your facts right.

  15. NAWAZ  December 16, 2012 at 09:46

    ILI CHEE, WHY NOT?????????

  16. CNP-4U  December 16, 2012 at 09:28

    yayayayayaya..whata family forest..yangu tata!!talk about sex..drugs and tujilijili..

    • Politics  December 16, 2012 at 09:32

      mutototo inclusive!

  17. blago  December 16, 2012 at 09:03

    This PF regime stinks!

  18. youth  December 16, 2012 at 08:43

    The said has been at lusaka central police pending investigations, he was with his family in livingstone wen he was picked and at no time was he in lusaka where the so called drag bust was made. So did he have the have the drags? Or is it a matter of the zambian PHD ?

    • The Mason  December 16, 2012 at 09:19

      Drugs not Drags.

  19. iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu  December 16, 2012 at 08:00

    You bet Sata will come down heavy on the DEC claiming that before they arrest any member of his family, just like his cabinet, they should have informed him first. Such are the stinking rules of this family jungle masquarading for a national government.

  20. Politics  December 16, 2012 at 07:57

    we have drug lord @ plot 1,he hated the desk,what do expect his family to do?

  21. street killer  December 16, 2012 at 07:16

    since corruption is now in the open…..just give the judge part of the Drug money and u all walk free ‘simple’.

  22. Blessings  December 16, 2012 at 07:09

    These children are tarnishing our beloved President’s name.

    • Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:18

      Just stop the lies please, coz we are not stupid ! We can clearly see what the hell is happening here in Zambian PF government !!!

  23. Defend Democracy  December 16, 2012 at 07:01

    The cobra and its young in a drug circle!!! Shame on these drug lords!!! Zambians please workup!

  24. Musolin  December 16, 2012 at 04:32

    Am sure dec has to get permision from the president to go ahead wth the prosecution

  25. Rastaman  December 16, 2012 at 00:33

    The weed! I reserve my comments! Atleast we all know who takes the weed at plot 1.

  26. Zimbwi no brain  December 16, 2012 at 00:00

    The pciture is from 2006 before Sata was president, so cheap journalism.

    • Ukwanomics  December 16, 2012 at 05:33


      • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe  December 16, 2012 at 06:38

        U son of a dog u believe every nonsense you read? Who cares what Sata’s relatives are doing he can’t police them u idiot they are their own adults.

  27. Zambian in the Diaspora  December 15, 2012 at 23:28

    i think you are missing the point of why such cases appear in the media in this manner. the point is to alert you in the hope that it minimises bias during judgement. the fact that he is related to plot one and you dont knw chances are his freedom is just a phone call away so be the control by constantly bringing it up and following the trial if at all there will be one.

    • kombe wa nsansa  December 16, 2012 at 06:23

      walasa man. \thats the way to go. these cases must not die a natural death.

    • Kryon  December 16, 2012 at 07:28

      Mu uze!

  28. Zambian in the Diaspora  December 15, 2012 at 23:21

    why do i get the feeling that the name HENRY K is becoming synonimous to UNTOUCHABLE CROOKS.

  29. kuichaila  December 15, 2012 at 23:05

    omg this velapi girl!how would someone with common sense wrap 2kg of cocaine around your waist and thighs and not expect to get make matters worse you are fat.did she expect the immigration officers to mistake it for excess flubber.there is so much technology these days to be that dumb.I pity the young lady on the dance floor with her.she must be an innocent victim caught up in her friends flaws

  30. K 50 pin  December 15, 2012 at 21:51

    Thats the reason y Syco Mata’s teeth r roten bcoz of drugs !

  31. ba diplomat  December 15, 2012 at 21:39

    Maria Kasolo,sister to the drug dealer, is secretary to Frank Mutubila in Rome,Italy. Nalemona kwati fyamano kanshi chibaka? Hahaha ! Incoming presido,2016,please take note.

  32. London  December 15, 2012 at 21:20

    Which big people in state house ? I can only guess because of their actions!

  33. malita  December 15, 2012 at 21:16

    Wat has it got to do with the president anyway?

    • Zambian in the Diaspora  December 15, 2012 at 23:47

      remember kapoko, remember judge ngoma then ask again?

    • Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:22

      We all know who puffs the weed at plot no. 1 !!! we have known it for years and that is why 52% of Zambians did not think he was fit to be Zambia’s President, in the first place.

  34. The mason  December 15, 2012 at 21:10

    “She is pure black and fat..” Lol how the hell does some1 describe another like that? Was the sister married to one of the Mwenso boys or it just a coincidence that they shared the same last name? (Lolomutuzi Mwenso-Stein)
    Wish her all the best.

    • zagelo  December 18, 2012 at 15:15

      Lolo’s real dad is a mwenso, that’s why she was mwenso-stein, Velaphi was a hule in UK n is still a hule in zed awe sure some children but the mum had children wiv different men so nimu blood ba kaamba, chi Velaphi and her fellow hule friends had a habbit of sleeping with each others boyfriends n other pipos boyfriends uku tumpa

  35. malita  December 15, 2012 at 21:01

    Its like you are now inching with your lies just to tarnish the presidents name you idiots.

    • Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:25

      OMG !!! who the hell do you think you are fooling???? Everybody knows that SATA is weed smoking president ! We have known this for ages !!! S stop the fake “tarnishing the president’s name” GARBAGE !!! WE KNOW HE IS A WEED PUFFING MAN!!!

  36. sosa  December 15, 2012 at 20:37

    Velapi did u find yoself in such mess. Too bad she was my student her elder sister was murdererd by the boy friend

  37. Beerman lungu (home affairs)!  December 15, 2012 at 20:34

    Apart from the briton you can guess with your eyes closed what tribe the rest are!

  38. The clock is ticking  December 15, 2012 at 20:32

    OMDz I went to uni with Velaphi….

  39. eagle's eye  December 15, 2012 at 20:30

    Litia Yeta sounds a well known name in the drug business. I suspect he has also spent quiet some time in British prisons for drug related offences, especially at Scrubs.must be a cousin of late Princess Nakatindi, a well known drug trafficker of yester years..(I am only speculating, people!)

  40. Bus  December 15, 2012 at 20:27

    Shula Shula when are you going to stop.

  41. Youth movement of Zambia  December 15, 2012 at 20:16

    These young Girls want to drive x6 n Reng Rover sport thru short Work hard mama dnt be a dealer n it’s a lesson to other young girls. 16years deference with yo boyfriend? Your should be in desperation in gettin money.

  42. Dk planet  December 15, 2012 at 20:13

    The ban is artificial just regarlise like in washington.alread many smoke

  43. chuulu  December 15, 2012 at 20:11

    Shula is a drug traficker known to her Majesty the Queen of Engalnd prisons. This is his life and is known as ecobar in the drug circles. At some point he used to employ people to do his dirty work and he has made a lot of money from this nasty trade, I guess he wanted to ascert himself to his minions that he is still and can still push drugs with his cohort of criminals.
    He will not stay in prison because his connections will ensure this does not happen.

    • Mwepu  December 16, 2012 at 17:33

      Even if u hate the president Sata can u surely sit n write to insult n accuse him of smoking ganja? If only u knew the character of a ganja smoker n how much time that exercise demands n the serious character it creates in man.Ganjaman doesnt insult any1.

  44. Mwansa K  December 15, 2012 at 19:55

    Yaba!!!….we are being ruled by Smoke…not Brains…Someone is high…now I c where those jokes in parliament where kamin frm…No wonder things are happening the way the are…..No direction whatsoever…Kaili smoke goes wherever the wind blowz…Belegede!!Lol!!

  45. shibs  December 15, 2012 at 19:49

    which big peaple?

    • dr dick  December 15, 2012 at 20:34

      Its yo guess. Try to my friend

    • Chimbwi No Plan  December 16, 2012 at 10:27

      You know who !!!

  46. Wapya Baisa  December 15, 2012 at 19:45

    ok ibange kwisanu Hmmm

    • Kadoli Katapa  December 16, 2012 at 12:41

      Awe tata tamumfwile inyunshi ifyo iletila. Tebaukati balepepa. Ma gate man pa pLot 1

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