Chiluba’s son among survivors of Chibombo sacrifices

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chilubaChongo, late president Fredrick Chiluba’s son is one of the very few people who survived the horrendous Chibombo bus crash that killed close to 70 people.

(We apologise to the Chiluba family for reporting earlier that Chongo did not survive the accident)

Records so far indicate that this is the highest number of casualties ever recorded in Zambia in a single accident since independence. Apart from people on the bus, other people on the scene and in other vehicles also died in the accident.

Sources in the security wings have told the Watchdog that Chongo was, like most people on the bus, based in Ndola but traveling to Lusaka. He survived with a few scratches.

Meanwhile, State House sources have told the Watchdog that president Michael Sata was informed of the tragedy by the intelligence community in Zambia immediately it happened before 8 hours but went ahead to swear his relatives as diplomats to Angola and Saudi Arabia. He only issued a statement late in the afternoon saying he was extremely saddened.

In other countries, the head of state would have suspended all activities and even rush to the accident scene.

Zambia’s second president Fredrick Chiluba died mysteriously on June 18, 2011 a few months before the elections that gave birth to the PF regime.

He was a sworn enemy of the current regime such that PF leaders had problems attending his funeral for fear of being lynched due to harsh things they said about the man who is credited for bringing democracy to Zambia.

Many people believe that the mysterious death of Chiiluba was the beginning of the many strange deaths being experienced in Zambia today Chiluba is the man who declared Zambia  Christian nation.

“The death was a surprise for us because he was normal during the day,” said his then spokesman Emmanuel Mwamba .

“He met some people, had appointments and consulted. It was a normal day.”

Mwamba said a doctor came to the former leader’s home hours before he died after he complained of stomach pains. He was treated and appeared fine, but later became unconscious.

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150 Responses to Chiluba’s son among survivors of Chibombo sacrifices

  1. i think i head this was the 3rd road accident where same people lost their live , the first one was in 1970s where i think 75 lives were lost and the other one was 56 lives were lost and the one now.

    afro - February 10, 2013

  2. Motherfucker Grade one (1) Zambian Watchdog journalists, please stop this nonsense of seeing satanism in every death. You are really not fit to be journalists in modern day Zambia. You would probably do well to go and live in Haiti or Benin and practice vodoo. Are you saying there should not be accidents involving many deaths. What is your stupid vodoo explanation for the white man in a landcruiser who police have linked to the accident? I cannot wait for the day when Zambian Watchdog will be removed from cyberspace. It is a real danger to Zambian society as it is taking us back to the middle ages with its stupid theories and suspicious vodoo explanations. I am beginning to wonder whether what you write is what the stupid HH believes in despite pretending to be a self-righteous SDA.

    Mbilia - February 10, 2013

  3. Its ok God took ftj b4 he cud start war

    kontrovesho - February 10, 2013

  4. Look at murders which look very ritualistic and now this accident which has claimed so many lives at a time of by-election; Mpongwe and Livingstone.

    justin nyemba - February 9, 2013

  5. Only a pagan and an uneducated person can view such an accident as a ritual sacrifice. Please God gave us intelligence- can’t you reason and see that it was a mere accident caused by someone who was driving carelessly. Zambians are becoming a disgrace- superstitious like they’ve never been to school. My advice is stop watching those Nigerian movies

    Malenga Sunga - February 9, 2013

  6. God watches u weather u r idiot or nt.may innoncent souls r.p.s

    musuku fiskani - February 9, 2013

  7. FTJ was not God 4 him 2 determine who becomes the next president

    john Mvula - February 9, 2013

  8. Accidents happends at any time no mater safty mesures u take.its time to change our mind set&stop acuse personalit.our lives are mortals lets trust God&believe Him.if u can’t trust or reluctance ure finished.

    Costar sululu - February 9, 2013

  9. What DAULIS do you leave home? in the first place why should you carry such large summs of money when you can write a chq and pay for your goods or go to the bank and make a transfer . please dont mislead people ati you use public transport with your millions when you dont even have an account or have an account which is always below book balance.

    The Leopard Hunts In Darkness - February 9, 2013

  10. I can claim to be a friend of the watch dog and can honestly say you are a legitimate fora for us to air our thoughts. No doubt. But you lack quality writers and the style of your projection isn’t usually inter related. You can have six stories in one story. More like an athlete who refuses to pass on the baton to the next one opting to hand over to an un prepared runner at the end of the lane instead. You are a good paper but organize yourself

    Out of coverage area - February 9, 2013

  11. Emmanuel Mwamba is the one who poisoned FTJ because he was promised a job by Sata. With FTJ alive PF and Sata would not have been in power so he had to be eliminated and Mwamba knows something about FTJ’s death.

    Rabid Dog - February 9, 2013

    • Are you sure of this or you are speculating? God sees us even when we accuse others without knowing the whole truth.

      Letsloveeachother - February 10, 2013

  12. we were all born and we will die one day. The fact is that it is human life that is lost which will never be replaced. Each time i look at our international roads i realise that they have lost their lifespan. Killing railway network has put more pressure on our road network. My deepest condolescence to the bereaved families.

    chishala - February 9, 2013

  13. this hatred exhibited by tongas towards another zambian tribe ll kill they themselves eventually.

    bembaland - February 9, 2013

    • I agree with you. They have some much hatred its frightening. A simple report about an accident has so much venom accusations and opinions

      shoko - February 9, 2013

  14. Oh Chongo! He’s alive. Glad he is. What a pompous, arrogant f***k he was when his daddy became president. Heard he even went to Switzerland so he could make something of his life. Guess didn’t work out!

    Ndeleloshafye - February 8, 2013

  15. don’t bring politics in such sensitive issues,growup

    Smiles - February 8, 2013

    • BA smiles these are not politics the watchdog are saying about swearing in diplomats meanwhile we have a tragedy in the country of such big magnitude. Look at the owners of democracy USA, people like Obama would in short time after such report travel to the scene of calamity. Let’s be serious the president would have shown interest in such national tragedy.

      Edward Mukuka - February 8, 2013

  16. My condolences to the families of the victims,my prayer is that God will see them through these hard times ,Let us as the country pray for the families.shallom shallom to the families

    Remmy - February 8, 2013

  17. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.White people’re stil causing misearly in our country.So that white Abraham guy ws think’g,’this bus&the monkies abord’re not wise enough2drive their wretched bus a little faster,let me as a hero overtake them with my expesive landcruser’I wish he ws the only victim on that accident!foolishman

    Romelo - February 8, 2013

  18. that can be true mwamba is not a trusted man,sata and mwamba knows something about the death of chiluba

    cbu - February 8, 2013

    • even me i know. it was expected of him to die just after he was born.
      thats a normal process

      Jaymie - February 8, 2013

  19. Avoid bad comments friends.
    Remember the Tsunami also the power plant in Japan. These people were united. Imagin you are at the funeral house of one of the loved ones we have lost and you make your comment! May be your brother or sister were involved. How would your comments be like? Read Mathew 12:7. End with Mathew 7:12.

    Considerate - February 8, 2013

  20. Sad development indeed.

    Considerate - February 8, 2013

  21. Who sacrificed Who ?

    ssss - February 8, 2013

  22. Gentlemen, let us not etangle innocent people in this tragedy. Why should the issue of Emmanuel Mwambas appointment be subject of discussion now when it happenned years ago? Let us be pragmatic face issues the way it is!

    Aubrey Chindefu - February 8, 2013

  23. so if u are rich u can’t even eat okra? Thats so so primitive!!! ndimee mumankala mawanabeez yanjala! get a push chair to take u around yo house since ur rich dnt walk even!

    wendy munkombwe - February 8, 2013

  24. get on with it ZWD and post my comment, does it take you three hrs to moderate a message? If it did, am sure 75% of the comments you receive would not be posted. Haters!!!!!!!!

    honey - February 8, 2013

  25. So this boy doesn’t even have a car to drive from Ndola to Lusaka. Even a kama Corolla?. Olo Ka Opa? Surely, all the money this family was chewing, nothing left for a corolla? Public transport mwana former president, who actually amassed so much wealth that he died with over 100 pairs of designer shoes worth millions of dollars. This life…..

    Mufana Wamahafu - February 8, 2013

    • Uli Mbwa sana.Let the Chilubas enjoy life like any Zambian. Next time yu will start wondering why Sata’s children don’t own a plane

      mwamba mutale - February 8, 2013

    • foolish man. The death of FTJ still pains me upto now. am still devastated by his death. To me he was one of fine, excellent and hardworking presido zambia has ever had, despite what others portray him to have done

      kj - February 8, 2013

    • Stupid man.Dont you know that public transport is cheaper.Why do you think Clive Chirwa wants to dig tunnels?Wanza Weyi.

      wajimona - February 8, 2013

    • Trite reasoning. I have a car but use public transport when it is convinient

      Ulemu ni Wabwino - February 8, 2013

  26. Where is the Landcruiser and the Driver Involved in This Accident??? We saw pictures of the bus and Truck but what happened to the Landcruiser?

    EC.1 - February 8, 2013

  27. OMG!! This cant be happening in my beloved country -WHY?
    where/who is this white guy driving Landcruiser? Anyone identified him yet? Is he alive, where is he?

    Globe Trekker - February 8, 2013

  28. lets just leave everythin in da hands of the lord.for those that have resources,dont use them in a useless way.we have an example to learn from…..imagine the once renowned son of the president using public transport…..lets use our resources responsibly and envestment should be our cry at all times that we have money.may the inocent souls rest in peace

    given sambaka - February 8, 2013

  29. My condolences to the bereaved. To the government I say the great north road has the most traffic & other roads like kasempa-mumbwa to chibombo, kasempa- kaoma to sichili & mumbwa itezhi tezhi to choma must be done to offload trucks going to solwezi.these roads are already there & need tarring then a dual carriage from ndola to Lusaka can be built.let us reduce on traffic on these roads.a dual carriage also from solwezi to kitwe. Let us work on these & save lives. Borrow money from somewhere & put toll gates to help maintain these roads

    ikafa - February 8, 2013

    • Very wise observations! Gvt please undertake these road projects to dicongest the GNR

      buusiku atweende - February 8, 2013

  30. my thoughts exactly!

    Shitala - February 8, 2013

  31. watchdog enemy of the state

    eyes - February 8, 2013


      sharp - February 8, 2013

  32. Whats wrong with Chongo using post bus. Thus why Zambians steal en so much corruption. If yr dad is president is it u? its cheaper to use bus than fly or yr own car. Us from Ndola love post bus and the marks motorways we had, efficient and on time. God is on side we will recover. I secure the families of our departed friends with the blood of Jesus. Pastors why ve u stopped praying in the buses before they start, coz we Zambians complain, we did serious prophets to be standing in the gap for country…..Nevers mumba come back To God and save Zambia. We need a TB Joshua in Zambia. Our pastors change the style of preaching always give and prosperity. We need salvation of our souls and Start talking about prophecy which seems to be strange in Zambia

    chuma - February 8, 2013

  33. Emmanuel mwamba may have had a hand in the death of Chiluba, because Mr. Sata was a sworn enemy of both Chiluba and even Emmanuel Mwamba yet immediately after elections mwamba was rewarded and appointed as PS. what was he rewarded for because he always used to attack ba Sata and pf when he was FTJ’s private secretary? one may be tempted to think that some people may have used this Emmanuel Mwamba to sort out FTJ especially that his wife was far away from him.

    bwalya Mulenga - February 8, 2013

    • Spot on, bro

      Komboni Dweller - February 8, 2013

    • where was the wife and what was she doing then?

      This chap Mwamba is not to be trusted anyway, he leaked a lot of info to opposition then…

      Jona - February 8, 2013

    • Finger pointing will not help those who have lost loved ones. We need wisdom and a level of civility in handling tragedies. Don’t be so steeped in superstition.

      buusiku atweende - February 8, 2013

  34. Please people stop pointing your fingers at anyone, let us put our head together and prayer for our deceased friends than wasting your time talking about big leaders who don’t change

    Panda Mwale - February 8, 2013

  35. Kozo bana ba mulimu leave everything in Gods hands:

    Mk - February 8, 2013

  36. next time the accident should claim everyone so that there is no story to be told

    kokoliko - February 8, 2013

  37. In times of tragidy,God is usually the one to lean condolence to the families of the deceased.

    Atrast Muma - February 8, 2013

    • The problem is we tend to approach God only when we have a problem

      Komboni Dweller - February 8, 2013

  38. Only pa zed! Mwana Wa former president using public transport. Bantu benze kudya mu state house. I don’t understand sometimes. Pa last we are all the same mwe.

    Gerry - February 8, 2013

    • Now you should understand and appreciate the word “Investment”

      Komboni Dweller - February 8, 2013

  39. Sad news no even good becoz the son of the former president survived lord ggive to the deceased families

    kennedy andindilile - February 8, 2013

    • No matter how we talk and insult each other we have lost loved ones,what is required is for us as a nation turn to God and pray,our problem is spiritual

      musuune - February 8, 2013

  40. kolwestan mumbwe stan at whatever stan your thick, twisted and small brain can think of, must not be used to project your foolish ideas by desrespecting the dead. you need help you foolish idiot. you must find something constructive to do with your pathetic life…..”fyola”

    shi master - February 8, 2013

  41. nabeve aba bana ba Chiluba, from riches to what…Postbus? Where has all the wealth your bally gathered?

    Jona - February 8, 2013

  42. Usually I snubbed at mass communication students at UNZA during my Engineering hey days.Alas, they turned out to be the most cultured and learned colleagues earning good money in SA media.It turned out that the most weired Journalists came from an uncompetitive colleges.So take your pick, who could have titled this article? The content is average but the title lacks ethics.

    Life In Zambia - February 8, 2013

  43. I remember this boy from our days at SIMBA school in Ndola. He was one hell of a pompous guy! But life somehow has a way of getting back.Anyway glad he survived the accident. He can now appreciate the value of life and perhaps have respect for people around him!

    mulondwe muzungu - February 8, 2013

  44. Why point fingerz to the president.blame the devil.R.I.P to the victims.

    Henry - February 8, 2013

  45. Do not blame Satanism.Blame the drivers involved.They overtake where they are not supposed to.Unless you say themselves where satanists.The road rules are written on the road.But driver do not follow.Overtake where it is necessary.Better LATE than NEVER

    nsenga - February 8, 2013

  46. he has just come from INDIA and made a big sacrifice ok .

    GMO - February 8, 2013

    • why doi you pipo refuse to use yo brains and make wild claims u cant substantiate?

      Shitala - February 8, 2013

  47. I know one lady who was on this bus by the name of INONGE NGOSA. She owns a ka school along Mapanza Road in Ndola and congregates at Bread of Life church ndola PAOG.
    MY Heartfel condolences to her husbnad and children. iS IS A VERY BIG BLOW and lOSS to the entire family. Especially that she will never live to recount her story of what transfiped on this journey!MHSRIP.

    Jona - February 8, 2013

  48. i just hope that it is the kolweans who had the hardest hit. Someone is busy using people’s blood. Mind you Satanism is real.

    Rusco - February 8, 2013

    • I am suprised at such stupidity, note that one lady named is Inonge Ngosa was a casualty on the ill fated bus obviously one parent a Lozi! and another a Bemba or similar, we are all in deep grief and am puzzled at where Kwolwestan comes in!
      You can never take the clock backwards many Lozis have even settled in Kasama,such ethnocentrism should not be tolerated

      Truth Seeker - February 8, 2013

      • Your thoughts are extinct and you are the last of a wallowing breed

        ST. DESPERATIOUS - February 8, 2013

    • my dear dont pray or wish your friends bad things i ve seen u r on tribal lines but regard this matter as aserious 1. i ll b prayn 4 u so that u repent ok. im sadened at a huge loss of lives

      king ova o animals - February 8, 2013