‘Private parts & head of murdered Lusaka taxi driver already sold’

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POLICE have intensified the search for the head and private parts of a 28-year-old Lusaka taxi driver, who has been identified as Joseph Banda Simfukwe of Kanyama, as Minister of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu orders Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani to net all the named suspects before the end of this week.

Mr Lungu gave Ms Libongani the ultimatum following the unprecedented rise in bizarre ritualistic style murders.
“I want the IG and her men and women to get to the bottom of this urgently and return calm  to our city,” Mr Lungu said. “We have investigated murders but the one reported in your Sunday newspaper is really shocking and I want police on it 24 hours a day until all the named suspects are smoked out.”
Mr Lungu said the detained suspects that have already confessed to the killing have informed the police that they have already sold Mr Simfukwe’s head and private parts at an undisclosed price to a buyer in Southern Province.
Mr Lungu is not certain whether a serial killer or a group of serial killers exist.
“Police are on the trail for the buyer right now as I speak to you,” Mr Lungu said. “I am confident that the buyer of these parts will be caught up with soon and I am appealing here and now to everybody who has any clue of this merchant of human parts to alert us.”
If the body parts are not found, Mr Simfukwe ostensibly maybe buried without them as soon as the family decides to make the decision to either bury or wait until his parts are recovered.
Mr Lungu said preliminary investigations suggest that someone is “giving young desperate people in Lusaka get-rich-quick illusions and offering them money but I must warn them we will catch all of them and they will stand trial”.
Mr Lungu said he has established a ‘special’ communication channel with Ms Libongani to ensure that he is kept up to date on the progress being made to capture master-minds of the ritualistic serial killers.
“I am also asking taxi drivers to be alert because the people killing them are people who know them…people they trust in most cases,” he said.
Meanwhile, YANDE SYAMPEYO reports that some taxi drivers told the Daily Mail in an interview yesterday that they will ask the police to allow them to carry guns so that they can protect themselves.
But Mr Lungu said: “We will not allow any taxi driver or anyone else for that matter to start accumulating firearms because there is no guarantee that they will sufficiently protect themselves with these guns in the absence of training.”
The suspects in the latest murder were found with KR2,000 (K2 million) and a .38 pistol believed to have been used in the crime.
Since June last year, Lusaka has been rocked by some bizarre ritual-style murders that have shocked many in the city leading to suggestions that there could be a serial killer on the loose, but Ms Libongani has rejected the serial killer theory.

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41 Responses to ‘Private parts & head of murdered Lusaka taxi driver already sold’

  1. Shame my mouth is dry. All of a sudden its like taxi_drivers have become good human spare parts tp the twisted mind

    tonto - January 7, 2013
    15:55

  2. Immediately it was announced PF had won the elections even the atimosphere in Zambia changed. The satanic forces flooded back into the country with a vengeance. They are wrathful that MMD government, thru Chiluba declared Zambia a no go area for them. Hence the passionate hatred for MMD and Chiluba.

    shi mpundu Nshiwamya - January 7, 2013
    14:56

  3. the already have suspects in custody,why not take the police to southern province and arrest the culprit who bought the body parts instead of being on trail when you have the answer
    TBG

    slyvestermalaya - January 7, 2013
    13:58

  4. I knew it…! ‘Tongas Under Oath at work!!

    Kolwestan. - January 7, 2013
    13:35

    • for sure you are a kolwe you think with your eye

      bemba cow - January 7, 2013
      14:56

    • Tell me you are joking.you find all tribes in southern province.a lot of foreigners who are running businesses.

      tonto - January 7, 2013
      16:00

  5. MAKES YOU WONDER WHY INDIANS ARE NEVER KILLED FOR MUTTI.
    I GUESS YOU CANT BE THE BUYER AND SUPPLIER AT THE SAME TIME.

    Sonya Ghandi - January 7, 2013
    12:56

  6. This is worrisome and very disheartening. During my time with the ZP, I used to employ Taxi driversand the bussiness helped me as it suplimented my ZP salary. The Taxi drivers were more than family to me. I have been so disturbed to hear about these horrible killings on our brothers. I has taken me back to the days of the serial killer Chilala. It too time to apprehend him and Zambian should appreciate such expertize to help bring down the killers. People are blaming the Police and I think for sure, its time the Police is cleansed of criminals hiding in the Police. There is no smoke without fire and every suspicion must be thoroghly investigated and cleared. I am a former member of the ZP but up to now. I am still convinced that the Police and intelligence Unit in the MMD government were the mastermind of my daughter’s murder, and they were very complacent in preventing the postmortem just to hide evidence. I am asking the stae to open up the file of my daughter’s murder and have the culprits prosecuted. Since they were let sco free. It is more likely that they are the master minds of these disturbing killings of our taxi drivers. Then the community need to come up with vital information to assist in tracing the murderes. Even training and arming taxi drivers could be better and caging the driver’s seats, like the blak cabs in London, could save/prevent taxi drivers from being attacked. My thoughts are with the slain drivers.

    concerned citizen - January 7, 2013
    12:23

  7. The problem is with you Mr.Edgar Lungu and Stella Libongani. Why, because u don’t expose such foolish people. If u expose them to the world, they would have stopped a long time ago and others can learn a lesson from them. Even on Ruth Mbandu, we just heard but we never saw then, and we don’t know if the story is still in progress. Please, show them to the world with their faces looking in the camera so that, even if they came out we can recognise them. Thanks

    cathy - January 7, 2013
    12:12

    • Good point. The jail cell doors are like revolving doors for the right price. The presidents of the somali, indian, and lebanese communities are frequent visitors when it comes to springing out of jail any of the kin regardless of the crime.

      Jail guard - January 7, 2013
      13:01

  8. Mwe lesa eeh

    Mmmm - January 7, 2013
    11:53

  9. THE BODY PARTS ARE ALREADY SOLD IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE. SO IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE THERE IS THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS.

    WILLIAM K - January 7, 2013
    11:51

    • Noooo, not southern, they are from ………………………..(Fill in the blanks)

      Che - January 7, 2013
      11:54

  10. God save us from these ritual murders.

    Honest - January 7, 2013
    11:35

  11. The police are suspects in these murders, they have been suspect for a long time; the police hide a lot of information regarding ritual like murders. U wonder how ritual killings can be going on for years but we never hear of anyone who offers money for pipo to kill ever getting caught or investigated. In SP around Monze and Chiseke areas, and Mazabuka the name BAGGOOS has for long been associated with ritual kilings. Now thsi Indian busnessman has a known location but never have we ever heard of him being investigated by the police over the same. The police do have information that cn lead to ending these murders but it seems thats money in their pockets. We are nt safe.

    T.H - January 7, 2013
    11:27

    • This could mere suspicion.

      If there is EVIDENCE, please give the police.

      Zaza - January 8, 2013
      00:50

  12. The only safe location the head can be kept is in one fridgerator at plot 1, where it is right now, if not already eaten at last night’s celebration braai.

    Anonymous - January 7, 2013
    11:19

    • Plot 1? Who is the tenant there?

      Bokoseni Mwale - January 7, 2013
      12:48

  13. sometimes i fail to understand and am just worried.how can this serious b happening in just last n this year.God help us.

    mwape - January 7, 2013
    11:15

  14. OK..CAN SOME ONE UPDATE US ON THE …LUSAKA TAXI KILLINGS…HAVE THE JUVENILES SHOWN THE POLICE WHERE THEY TOOK THE BODY PARTS….AND SUDDENLY THE CASE SEEMS QUITE..CAN SOME ONE UPDATE US…THOSE BOYZ SURELY TOOK THE PARTS SOME WHERE FOR SALE….BUT WHERE ?THATS THE BIG QUESTION

    shushu - January 7, 2013
    11:10

  15. under PF such things will be so common..they have no Biblical backing..

    CNP-4U - January 7, 2013
    11:06

  16. It is better to quickly find the buyer of the private parts and the head,
    we may head somewhere

    WIMBOH* - January 7, 2013
    10:53

  17. God help zambia.

    abyei - January 7, 2013
    10:48

  18. we need to own guns..to be secure..thats the only way..!

    CNP-4U - January 7, 2013
    10:39

  19. Fima foreigners….

    Poe - January 7, 2013
    10:25

  20. let police try batoka in southern province, i suspect too much dirty there

    cheya - January 7, 2013
    10:18

  21. Ati the Police are on the trail of the buyer of the parts and will soon get him. Then futi ati ‘we are appealing to pipo with information’. How can you be on a trail when you have no idea where to find the culprit? Nima hangover ba Lungu?

    Kaliza - January 7, 2013
    10:00

    • walasa

      back bencher - January 7, 2013
      11:03

  22. Police where are u

    Ministry of justice - January 7, 2013
    09:38

  23. May God forgive us!! For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God!!

    good for nothing - January 7, 2013
    09:34

  24. master minders should be exposed or else police is fighting a losing battle by just ending with suspects or killers.people have been claiming that these are ritual murders but in the previous case police dismissed these allegations and only apprehended juveniles.

    grace - January 7, 2013
    09:34

  25. Guys! how on earth can you kill your friend, someone’s father, son or daughter for K2000,000?

    Gundown - January 7, 2013
    09:30

    • JUST IMAGINE!! OVER A KA K2M YOU CAN KILL SURELY? WHY NOT JUST ROB HIM AND LIVE HIM ALONE, LIFE IS NOT REPLACEABLE!!!! ITS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME GIFT FROM GOD AND NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHT TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM ANYONE!!!!

      IFIKOPO………..!!

      The Globe Trekker - January 7, 2013
      10:06

  26. So painful,nice instructions ba minister.

    Big Man - January 7, 2013
    09:29

  27. The search for “More money in pipo`s pockets“ has taken a surprise twist.PF MANIFESTO AT WORK.

    Smothered Checkmate - January 7, 2013
    09:29

  28. Sure,sure how can people be so wicked,last days indeed..oh God!!!!

    Lesa wandi - January 7, 2013
    09:25

  29. This is Zambians fault because they voted the evil illiterate Dictator Sata who has brought back former Autocratic Dictator Kenneth Kaunda with his INDIAN JUJU of katumbula mutima system.

    I remember during Kaunda’s UNIP rule of SATANIC and superstitious rule a lot of Indian and ignorant superstitious Zambian business people believed that killing a person will bring more business, instead of learning the accounting of business.

    That is why Kaunda is active now because the HEAVEN ON EARTH Project is back in reality through the evil illiterate dictator SATA.

    The only way to come out of this evil time is to vote out Sata and stop Kaunda from casting spells on Zambians.

    That is why even Mmembe supports a lot of Satanic activities in Zambia.

    Its time for true prayers from Zambians.

    SHAKA OZ - January 7, 2013
    09:21

    • You are such an Ignorant Ass that even a Donkey would pity your stupidity!!

      123 - January 7, 2013
      09:55

      • Don’t just insult. Provide an alternative explanation

        Bokoseni Mwale - January 7, 2013
        12:51

  30. May the culprits be brought to book and equally have thier heads chopped off. Selling a head for KR2000. >>

    Ba Kapufi - January 7, 2013
    09:05