‘Prophet’ Chanda Chimba III and others also face arrest

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Zambian dictator Michael Sata’s government has now ordered the police to lock up freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III and former Information and Broadcasting Permanent (PS) Secretary Sam Phiri when they appear for questioning tomorrow at Patriotic Front controlled Government Joint Investigating Team.

Dictator Sata is particularly incensed that Chanda Chimba’s prophetic chronicling events of the then opposition leader’s political career videos ‘Stand Up for Zambia’ are now a big hit on the internet and can be viewed worldwide, such as this one here  and here

Former Information PS, Sam Phiri is being accused of having allowed the airing of the prophetic documentaries on ZNBC TV.

Highly placed sources within theTaskforce have disclosed that Chimba has been summoned to report at their offices tomorrow and will be locked up after interrogation.

Others expected to appear before Sata’s oppressive Task Force are Ngande Mwanajiti who was the producer of the Zambian Analysis newspaper which was also critical of them Sata and his PF party in the run-up to elections.

“They are actually upset that we have not been doing anything when they summoned. To be honest, there is nothing criminal in what we are summoning for but we have to work under instruction,” the source said. “May be if the videos were not on youtube, it could be a different story.”

Chimba, producer of Stand Up for Zambia television documentary, is expected to appear for questioning on Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 10:00 hours. The sources have further revealed that Chimba will actually be formally charged and arrested on charges yet to be leveled against him.

Chimba’s documentaries among other things highlighted the Zambian Airways saga, the PF aligned Post Newspaper debt to the Zambia Revenue Authority. The documentaries also gave insight on how the PF teamed up with the Catholic church and some non-governmental organisations against the administration of Rupiah Banda.

The documentaries also show President Sata’s stinging attacks on the late President Levy Mwanawasa and his health.

According to the sources, it is clear that President Sata is determined to finish Chimba for his documentaries.

“If Chimba is taken to court, how will the proceedings unfold especially that Mutembo Nchito, the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, sued Chimba in a civil matter over the same documentaries regarding Zambian Airways?

“Will he get a fair trial under the circumstances for whatever it is he will be charged with and arrested for?” sources wondered.

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134 Responses to ‘Prophet’ Chanda Chimba III and others also face arrest

  1. A clear case of nit picking, retribution and intimidation. Can PF not let bygones be bygones or go and prove this freelance journalist wrong?

    indigene - January 8, 2013
    14:05

  2. chanda chishimbi, or is it chishimba the tutatu (3)deserves what he is coming through, that’s why there is no professionalism in Zambia because there is no way a professional journalist could have been doing what he did, unless you haven’t been to school you could see then that he was a hired gun and maybe all those fools who are supporting him are beneficiaries of the loot. he injured a lot of people and he didn’t care weather those people he where talking about where married and had children or not, let muntembo deal with this fool

    daka l - January 8, 2013
    14:01

  3. VIVA CC HE IS JUST ASKING FOR MO TROUBLE.TROUBLE THE TROUBLE BEFORE THE TROUBLE TROUBLES YOU.

    rocktree - January 8, 2013
    13:53

    • Chanda Chimba said it all and it is happening. The court case will be nice to review all the videos. If I were Sata, I would have let the sleeping dogs sleep. Otherwise Chanda Chimba’s videos will be some sort after documents globally.

      soko - January 8, 2013
      13:59

  4. Ok the PF president is childish and violent.

    concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
    13:38

  5. THE BLACK BULL IS WATCHING – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT SOME ONE WILL END UP THERE NO SOONER THAN LATTER. IFYA BU DICTATOR KALE FYA PWA MU WELENSIKY OR MAYBE HE IS TAKING TOO MUCH WHISKY THESE DAYS , OR COULD IT BE CHAMBA .THE BLACK BULL IS WATCHING HIM CLOSELY ,WE KNOW HIS INTELLIGENCE IS THE OLD SYSTEM THAT OF THE OLD NOT MODERN INTELLIGENCE VESTED WITH TECHNOLOGY- OUR PARENTS TOOK US TO SCHOOL AND WE CAME OUT WITH THE BEST INTELLIGENCE AND WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR. HA HA HA-

    POHO YENSU - January 8, 2013
    13:34

  6. Out of sympath these videos gave PF a lot votes. Zambians are sympathetic people. Those who disagree with me, you can carry out a random check and prove me wrong. This is one reason why they won regardless of such videos. If these worked against them they would not have won.

    chileshe matekenya - January 8, 2013
    13:33

  7. You all disappoint me,once apon a time was kaunda,chiluba,mwanawasa,rupiah and then sata,whoever it was, we used feed and live and we are are still living. Whether cc is locked up or not we will still feed and live,now tell me why all this insults you all motherfuckers! ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION.

    DIGA - January 8, 2013
    13:19

    • Ba Grave Diga, just stay. Ur coments hv no substance. Go bck to school. Kuipa monga uchitila dala.

      Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
      20:17

  8. What a country, why Lord Jesus maybe this is what we deserve after all.

    Mzee hekima - January 8, 2013
    13:08

  9. He fled when PF got into power cause he was guit, now time has come and he no protection, ouch-politics!!!

    Pantu Ninshi - January 8, 2013
    13:06

    • If CC3 is in the country right now, it means he is more man than you will ever dream to be. All you do is suck and snivel behind people’s backs and you can’t come out in he open who ever you are.

      Viva CC3

      Chief Zambian CNP - January 8, 2013
      14:40

  10. Is This Democracy Or Dictatorship?

    ZAMBIA - January 8, 2013
    12:59

    • the later….

      Zed@crossroad - January 8, 2013
      15:42

  11. The brotherman Chanda Chimba is innocent. Everything he prophesied will come to pass. How good it is to suffer for what is right! Be strong my brother. God will see you through!

    Mubanga - January 8, 2013
    12:56

    • Go and give him support in prison. Don’t just be in your office telling him to be strong. Its payback time for your brethren.

      Meanwhile RB is in Ghana so there is help for CC

      Lusaka boy - January 8, 2013
      15:07

  12. HE HAS BEEN VINDICATED 1000 TIMES.
    PERSECUTORS WILL BE EMBARRASSED BECAUSE WHAT HE SAID HAS HAPPENED WITH MANINGI MBASELA

    SATA THE THIRD - January 8, 2013
    12:53

  13. uzakamba ku sogolo, defend yourself chap, ask those who sponsored you to assist.!!

    POLITICAL PROSTITUTE - January 8, 2013
    12:46

  14. If he is innocent let him prove it to us.Otherwise he was paid tax mans money to insult the PT by then in opposition.

    Inkaka - January 8, 2013
    12:32

    • which money is sata using to ferry electorates into areas where there will be elections let alone buying opposition MP’s. dont use your ass to think.

      concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
      13:29

  15. I. CC SHOULD PLEAD NOT GUILTY …
    II. BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN VINDICATED: WHAT YOU PREDICTED HAS NOT ONLY HAPPENED BUT EVEN MORE.
    III. LAWYERS SHOULD SET UP A DEFENCE FUND TO WHICH FREEDOM LOVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL CONTRIBUTE.
    IV. KK SHOULD ALSO INVITE DIPLOMATS TO TELL THEIR MASTERS ABOUT THIS GOOD DEED OF PERSECUTION

    S - January 8, 2013
    12:31

    • S,am 100% for the idea.
      I knw there are many Layers out there who believe in fairness and cherish the protection of human Rights.may i appeal to such persons to volunteer legal representation.

      Good luck to us all.

      The VOICE - January 8, 2013
      13:57

      • Yes we shall donate to Chanda Chimba in defence of Freedom of Expression Fund. What is the account number?

        soko - January 8, 2013
        14:02

    • I suspect no bank would agree to open such an account (defence fund) because at the rate we are going, that would be the end of that bank. The bank would be closed down in no time.

      Ndime - January 8, 2013
      15:09

      • it can be hosted offshore.

        Zed@crossroad - January 8, 2013
        15:45

    • He blasphemed and he deserves it.To his shame people still voted for pf.In his reporting there was no professionalism

      Though pf is now ???????

      Msengezi Mtapila - January 8, 2013
      18:55

  16. sata is an idot devil am not suprisehe is also dull

    Peter kanono - January 8, 2013
    12:30

    • idiot what are saying ,insulting the president?

      GEN K - January 8, 2013
      12:45

      • GEN K u also an Idiot for defending Idiots. U copy?

        Pesonde - January 8, 2013
        12:57

        • You may hate the individual but let us give due respect to the Presidency.

          nchimunya - January 8, 2013
          14:01

        • come on chap am not defending just stating what is of right

          GEN K - January 8, 2013
          14:46

      • this is the problem when a president is seen as a King in Africa

        soko - January 8, 2013
        14:03

  17. zambians are fools to allow someone to be victimizing innocent and hard working pipo like that. you must rise up and stand against such, like our friends in Egypt

    lubi - January 8, 2013
    12:07

  18. WE GOT THE GOVT WE DESERVE

    S - January 8, 2013
    11:46

  19. cage him

    lions head - January 8, 2013
    11:45

    • you belong in the forest with animals that do not reason and know no justice.

      concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
      13:31

      • and you happen to be my father

        lions head - January 8, 2013
        14:20

        • You really need to be caged yourself because you don’t believe in freedom of speech. CC is a freeman. lets all peace loving Zambians support him,

          John - January 8, 2013
          15:49

  20. we shall protect Chanda Chimba III..the man did his best and we are seeing it now..!

    CNP-4U - January 8, 2013
    11:37

  21. Lock the stinking little a.s.s hole

    Triangle - January 8, 2013
    11:32

  22. How ironic i was just watching muvi tv africa unite and a certain old song by st micheal (then), criminal without a crime an nw i see this wat a coincidence if i may ask what crime did he commit?????

    Rebased Sousand Zulu - January 8, 2013
    11:31

  23. Now showing CNP Vs chanda chimbwi(I)Rebased

    Cumbu Munshololwa - January 8, 2013
    11:18

  24. There is too much finyofikalization in this Pama Fi govt. The Zambian illuminati is watching you!

    Ku Masangalatoni -- Lekeni HH ateke - January 8, 2013
    11:09

  25. Sata and his minnions mumembe and co have failed to prove any of the alleged things to be falsehood. CCIII reported what these guys were up to, and no amount of intimidation or persecution will change the truth into lies, it will only validate the more what he reported.

    Suggestor - January 8, 2013
    11:02

  26. Hey leave cc alone and concentrate on looting this ill-fated country called zambia

    The Sea Eagle - January 8, 2013
    10:59

  27. lock him please that idiot fool man.

    H.E. 2025 - January 8, 2013
    10:50

    • u have failed to tell us the purported ‘lies’ ccIII was reporting, why because he was getting videos which yo beloved cnp was making, unless cnp had a clone, but he said wat was shown and did wat was recorded even by yo now best friend mumembe. u r a shame and it is seen by yo vicious attack on him how true all he said has been proven and is yet to be still proven further.

      Suggestor - January 8, 2013
      11:33

    • is it a crime to call a mental patient for what he is?

      concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
      13:32

  28. Stand up for Zambia producer will embarrass satana.nothing was added but what Santana evidence provided by Satana himself.under normal cicumstance the chanda Chimba can win.satana it time you started working than concentrating on crushing your opposition.this satana has failed Zambia .it is also high time Zambian start thinking where this man his taking the country

    Master - January 8, 2013
    10:50

  29. Musa Mwenya he is the most dull govt legal attorney because he cant advise the president not to involve himself directly like this using govt cracking wings. He should hv told our oldest president to use Kabimba in his capacity as PF SG. He qualifies then to be called a dictator for Zambia because every dictator uses govt arms to maule citizens over subtle matters like this one

    Gabriel - January 8, 2013
    10:33

  30. where is my post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mistaken Identity - January 8, 2013
    10:29

  31. Why?

    Umkonto We Sizwe - January 8, 2013
    10:22

  32. Wat goes around, Comes around……..

    One Blood - January 8, 2013
    10:21

  33. No prerogative of mercy for the bagar, let him rote in jail.

    Angel - January 8, 2013
    10:20

    • why is prostate cancer and heart problem taking so long to take away this mental patient.

      concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
      13:35

  34. Mr President, you hv nthng to loose. Locking tht boy wl just show hw biter u ar thou in State house already. U carry so much grudge for pipo who disagree wth u. See wat u hv done to NWstern Pr. Just becoz they never voted 4 u due to ur offensive remarks,u hv made them remain wtht a Cabinet Minister. Let bygones be bygones. Cncetrate on dvlpng the nation. Cnvice the pipo tht u ar worthy voting for again. See hw much Mney ur gvnment has wasted on the cmsion of inquires.RB never thot he cn loose elections. Anythng is Posible if u Frustrate us.Time has Changed. U cnt b Cnftble wth the poaching tactics. The same guys can dupe u. & these apointments sir, i cant imagin Seyuba reporting to Masumba as his boss. Look at the education credentials btwn the 2. Dont jumble thngs batata sure.

    Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
    10:16

  35. Why hasn’t PF in its capacity as a political party sue chimba rather than using govt securit wings? Musa Mwenya is a dullest govt attorney ever seen because he would hv advised the president to use Kabimba PF secretary, & not his direct involvement like this! This act by the presiden purely constitute dictatorship. Any student of political science wl deem the PF top most man as a dictator.

    Gabriel - January 8, 2013
    10:16

  36. So telling the truth is a crime in Zambia?we are in trouble;GOD feel pity on us.

    gk - January 8, 2013
    10:10

  37. The country’s presidency, instruments, civil service and resources being used to settle petty scores is a scandal of the highest order – cry the beloved country!

    Musadabwe - January 8, 2013
    10:06

  38. Lock up this little criminal. his incaceration is long overdue

    Kajimang - January 8, 2013
    10:00

    • Then even the Post and ZNBC must be locked up because CC 111 used material from the two institutions archives.

      Jarapigo - January 8, 2013
      11:10

    • What has he done? Showing that your leader is rabid?

      mk - January 8, 2013
      11:52

  39. The best defence is to prove your critic wrong.

    Honest - January 8, 2013
    09:58

    • that’s right, in a kangaroo court.

      concernedcitizen - January 8, 2013
      13:36

  40. Was he telling the truth or not? Because the truth pains more than lies .

    Kabulonga square - January 8, 2013
    09:39

    • True.He did not change any content at all.So why call him a criminal?One who called someone’cabbage’is scot free?

      kings - January 8, 2013
      10:09

  41. Lock him for what?

    williewillie - January 8, 2013
    09:39

    • Ask them my bro.

      Jarapigo - January 8, 2013
      11:03

  42. Lock the scumbag. I was just wondering as well what RB’s prophet of doom has been moving freely all over the place.

    Triangle - January 8, 2013
    09:36

    • He has the freedom of speech and expression you moron!

      Musadabwe - January 8, 2013
      10:02

    • Listen to the videos and compare to what is actually happening now.Chanda Chimba III HAD ACCURATELY laid bare what was to come.Call him a criminal if you like just as Jesus was called all sorts of names.

      Dank - January 8, 2013
      10:17

    • As if he owns the place atase!

      cynic - January 8, 2013
      10:36

    • You are a buffoon!

      Mamen - January 8, 2013
      11:30

  43. Why do you report like this are you the judge but havent you havent been arested because your are in the forefront ,reporting wrongly this shows how this government is a good one if they can they can toraret your reporting to us out zambia we can see a good govt no paper in the west reports like you do because they can be sued

    nshilimubemba - January 8, 2013
    09:33

    • Thats rubbish. You think if zwd was going to be allowed to do what they are reporting if it was a print media? You are so stupid that you cannot notice the difference between good and evil.

      Homestead - January 8, 2013
      10:01

    • Chanda was correct.What good government?They deceived the unsuspecting voters.In America,people who try to lie their way to power hardly ever make it.Here the more you deceive,the better your chances otherwise how do you explain what is happening?

      kings - January 8, 2013
      10:14

    • My friend even oppressive China is failing to deal with on line News media.

      Mamen - January 8, 2013
      11:32

  44. The writer is a disgruntled chap. Why call the president a dictator just from the first sentences of your aticle? It shows how much this media is against the government. Let Chimba answer for his deeds. A crime is a crime and he has to pay for his sins. Go on Libongani and do your work without any intimidation from finished politicians and pastors.

    Ganizani - January 8, 2013
    09:32

  45. Humble advise to the President His Excellence Micheal Chilufya Sata. Sir, you’re now a President, your fought a battle and won. Its not even a question of forgiveness but to forget about what you went through. Its very correct that most of us maligned you just as you did to others with Snr. Fred Mmembe. Do not expect everybody to support you in your endevours, I for was very convinced that you cant become a president of Zambia through a ballot but imagine how much I was shocked to hear that you’ve won ? Chanda Chimba is no longer a factor please” you can not continue to be bitter for what chanda said about you after some of what he told the people of Zambia have come to pass and we are yet to see more coming to pass.

    Fred Mmembe Jr. - January 8, 2013
    09:32

  46. This is prophetic, arresting Chanda Chimba will be a mistake PF will make.Watch the pace. Such are issues the world does not sit idle.

    zambian - January 8, 2013
    09:32

    • WHICH WORLD? DONT YOU IDIOTS SEE? EVEN WHEN YOU FELT GOOD WHEN HE WAS AIRING THE VIDEOS, PEOPLE WENT AHEAD AND VOTED FOR THE PRESIDENT. ITS CHIMBA AGAINST THE PEOPLE NOT THE PRESIDENT.OR TONGAS.

      bongwe - January 8, 2013
      12:30

  47. People of zambia.chanda is a victor and he warned us of wat the COBRA is capable of doing.he is an asset to the nation,shame on Sata, the mad man has failed to run the country now he is just backing like a blind lion at munda wanga

    CHIPS2016HH - January 8, 2013
    09:31

  48. 2016

    Musankwa - January 8, 2013
    09:30

    • so what come 2016 PF nafi nafi.

      Prophet - January 8, 2013
      11:43

  49. I have been wondering what this stupid fool has been doing outside the jail cells.

    This long overdue. He is very fortunate HEMCS is tolerant.

    Lusaka boy - January 8, 2013
    09:26

    • This tells what kind of a person you are!!!

      Masomaso - January 8, 2013
      09:32

    • me too!epapela ubupuba pali k^chikala aka!

      Mwine Mushi - January 8, 2013
      09:58

    • you are speaking for all the zambians thirteen million people-you are greatman

      Prophet - January 8, 2013
      11:46

  50. Lock the boy so we can see if RB can rescue him.

    Lusaka boy - January 8, 2013
    09:25

    • Wekapuba!!

      SJ - January 8, 2013
      10:08

    • …this blogger must be in his early 20s.

      Industrial Giant - January 8, 2013
      10:16

    • early 20s????more like 14 or 15 years old.very childish chap!!!!!!!!

      the tactician - January 8, 2013
      10:53

    • The only offence CC committed was to have pilated what ZNBC and the Post had. He never manufactured any video but only collected what was in the public domain. Normally peope who are syphillitic are the ones that behave like that.

      mk - January 8, 2013
      12:02