Kabwe taxi drivers and police battles in pictures

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OP officer captures suspected taxi driver

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Taxi drivers burn tires on road

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Taxi drivers trying to reason with DC before riots

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Taxi drivers punch and clobber an OP officer

Police in Kabwe last week fought running battle with taxi drivers resulting in at least one recorded death of an innocent woman. Two weeks earlier  the drivers were given a fourteen days ultimatum to leave the stations or face the wrath of the law.

On Thursday, over 500 taxi drivers went to seek audience of Kabwe District Commissioner  Patrick chishala. They taxi drivers asked Chisala why the government wants to chase them when street vendor were operating on the same streets and that there are no other job opportunities created by the PF government.

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Police officer acting as fire-brigade after taxi drivers burned tires on road

That was a day after president announced that his regime had created  190,000 jobs. However the youth who brought him to power have passed a vote of no confidence in PF government.

“Mr. Sata is seating on the time bomb’, he is a lier, and KK who had a full cabinet was kicked out of power. For him it won’t be difficult. He will pay back…” one youth told Chisala to his face.

The photos here show what happened after the DC refused to listen to taxi drivers. Plain clothes police officers mainly from the OP were called in to handle the situation but the result was the disaster. See the photo where taxi drivers are taking their revenge and frustration on one plain police e officer. We are told this officer is battling for his life in hospital.

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53 Responses to Kabwe taxi drivers and police battles in pictures

  1. Eya….! Mugabe style ahead

    ichiboboli - March 18, 2013
    14:19

  2. Ba poliCe mwilauma abaishe mwale vota mweka kula fwaya harmonisation mwashala mu mwamoneN so iChifukushi chilapwila mubaiche

    bmw - March 18, 2013
    14:11

  3. IT’S LAWLESSNESS AT ITS BEST! ZAMBIANS SHOULD STILL LEARN SOME LESSONS UNDER THIS MAN’S DICTATORIAL RULE.

    COONDE - March 18, 2013
    13:20

  4. You fools we told you not to put these thugs in power.

    siampiibede - March 18, 2013
    11:07

  5. Dontch kubeba twali i “gonga”

    Magwazavi - March 18, 2013
    10:50

  6. dialogue is key solution to this problem.Dont burn the streets its your money they use to refurbish them.plz dont chase them off the streets but give them locations to operate from and the same should be done to the vendor who are actually turning Towns into deserted compounds.sanitation does it exist in the so called TOWNS? vote wisely next time.

    EUSTY .M - March 18, 2013
    07:33

  7. Am dancing a Donchi Kubeba style “oh rubbish” I mean sorry Gangnam Style

    Freelance Politician - March 18, 2013
    05:50

  8. The violent take it by force..

    brad johnson - March 18, 2013
    01:09

  9. i believe us zambians have no foresight..needless to say in our last presidential elections we were blinded by just the need for change of government.instead of looking at who would be he best candidate to take zambia to a greater height we simply voted based on who our peers favored.if you ask anyone today why they voted for pf the majority won’t disclose it but it is a fact they were brainwashed by the don’t kubeba slogan.i voted for pf thinking there was change in the pipe line but….
    HH has lost his vision and his desperation for power has driven him from what he can do for the people to what he can do to defeat sata.
    as they say riches do not make a man wise but wisdom in its right makes a man rich.if i had to cast my vote today i would put it on narep.
    i have seen chipimo,his civility,his compassion for our zambians and his manifesto is pretty much fool proof to a level that he can produce a manual on how to run a country which would be used to govern not only ours but many countries too.lets not follow the popularity of parties but the difference they can make.we cant be having legalised street vending just because they government doesn’t have a solution.
    our beloved zambia is going to the dogs and we the youth are its bones,we will suffer.

    kaleosi - March 17, 2013
    21:43

  10. Let the taxi drivers be clobbered. Its part of their fruit for voting pafwaka retards. Let these taxi drivers ask the Unza students about the experience of being beaten. Let the taxi drivers like the rest of the country vote for Pa Mafi in bye elections and 2016 general elections for a faster route to Zambia which will be worse than Zimbabwe

    foolish zambian - March 17, 2013
    21:34

  11. Home sweet home!!

    Pazed - March 17, 2013
    21:15

  12. The PF government has always promised a lot even during the time of campaign to taxi drivers as well as the street vendors, so out of the promises, nothing has come forth….next elections let the taxi drivers vote wisely cos they have been dribbled now…they thought PF would be heaven on earth….

    Dennis lembani - March 17, 2013
    20:09

  13. I really get concearned.
    Things in the country are going southward,the opposite of the promised destination-north.

    General lawlessness,and discontentment are early and sure signs that something is seriously going amiss.

    We may not have time to wait for another minute,lets collectively find amicable ways of settling our troubles.

    The country must not be let to slide into chaos…OPEN AND SINCERE DIALOGUE IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVE AND TAKE-HONESTLY FACING UPTO OUR COMMON CHALLENGES IS WHAT WILL PACIFY THE RISING TIDES.
    leadership……

    Think Tank - March 17, 2013
    19:57

    • Which government has capacity to dialogue? They fear gatherings where dialogue can take place just as they abhor bald headedness

      Zo-ona Ndithu - March 17, 2013
      22:30

    • Iwe southwards towards Mapatizya instead of northwards, Muchinga the promised land?…make your point!

      greexx! - March 18, 2013
      14:01

  14. DC chishala should just go,this primary school teacher just want to b making headlines daily

    chris - March 17, 2013
    19:07

  15. BEAT THEM UP SO THAT THEY VOTE WISELY NEXT TIME

    OP - March 17, 2013
    17:07

    • HAHAHAHA…hilarious

      gEEk - March 18, 2013
      12:24

  16. supposed to be heard not head

    Hunter - March 17, 2013
    16:44

  17. Blogger get your facts right before commenting. Have you ever head of an officer from the OP identify himself as one, that one in the picture is a police officer from the CID department

    Hunter - March 17, 2013
    16:39

    • @Hunter boss, where do you live? In Zambia you dont need to ask where such officers work, they go around bragging about it. Furthermore, if we all know their offices and we know peoples jobs that way. How i wish it was in the States. Where agents live in Safe Houses and never visit the Field offices. Some agents in States have different jobs not even related to either CIA or FBI.

      Megamind - March 18, 2013
      05:58

  18. If voting was done on this site,HH should be president!

    Dr. Phil - March 17, 2013
    15:02

    • Off course most people here are intellectuals, they analyse issues critically and would not vote for idiots.

      kawaile - March 17, 2013
      16:01

      • You hate the government so much that whatever progress they make it is just trash to you

        Cyrus - March 17, 2013
        16:45

        • like which development?

          eagle's eye - March 18, 2013
          10:07

    • i dont think you are a DR phil, you are just arrogant boy. they cant vote for my party because because you are to fools here you dont think when talking. write sensable things boys

      H.H - March 17, 2013
      16:10

    • HH is not and will never be the answer to Zambias problems. He is no mesiah

      eastpoint - March 18, 2013
      05:11

      • Messiah is Jesus Christ and not any man…HH will not be the answer but he will be the solution

        GU - March 18, 2013
        06:57

  19. Ba UPND mwalifulwa, you are just talking about not voting wisely but the problem is that not too long ago you just lost two by elections. So you have alot of work to educate the voters and the problem is that most of the voters are cumputer illiterate and have not access to the internet so you can’t campaign using internet and from what i know you don’t campaign in rural areas the way PF use to do when they where in opposition. So if you don’t want go out to campaign in rural areas especially in Muchinga, Northern, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces then you will continue to complain like this.

    Calculas - March 17, 2013
    14:59

    • WHEN WAS CAMPAIGN ALLOWED BY THE ARMED MILITIA WING OF THE PF,ZP.OPPOSITION LEADERS HAVE TRIED TO VISIT CHIEFS OR EVEN MARKETS AND WHAT HAS THAT RESULTED INTO?ARRESTS!SO TODAY YOU WANT TO OFFER SOME SUGAR COATED BITTER WISDOM FOR THEM TO GO AND CAMPAIGN IN BEMBA LAND?WE ALL VERY WELL KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TODAY IF SAY HH GOES TO MANSA TO HOLD A RALLY.

      RED SQUARE - March 17, 2013
      17:05

    • but most town dwellers hailing from those respective areas, who would be expected to know better, always find it fit to campaign for their own tribe mates? see how, from nowhere, now, most of them are alleging that chipimo is better than hh? since the advent of native politics, they have never supported tongas , or any other tribe, for all that matters. listening to most of the lot’s arguments, most would be said to contain dogmatic characteristics, relative to politicians who hail from their respective regions. from this, ain’t it plausible that, it is not hh, to go and campaign for hh, but our own enlightened brothers from the object areas, perhaps, you inclusive?

      'e' the independent f(x) - March 18, 2013
      01:59

  20. Sad state of affairs. Where are the jobs for these youths? It is really a time bomb.

    Concord - March 17, 2013
    14:46

  21. That’s what u wanted from PF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mapatizya Formula - March 17, 2013
    13:25

  22. Well, its not wise for taxi drivers to be removed from the scene. They survive by this business. Please police rascals, u have taxis yourselves don’t be hypocritical. Its police continues to me myopic and dull upto date. We need to cage all kabwe police fools and replace them with taxi drivers. PF please we voted for u so begin to behave or else u will create acrimony in the country.

    Nthengeni Bwino - March 17, 2013
    13:13

  23. E donchi kubeba iyi mwalefwaya bane…..

    Lm - March 17, 2013
    13:11

  24. Well,
    Iam well informed that some retired officers are in Egypt to stratigies a small war zone.Our soldiers and police can stand in any battle field.You can agree with me.These guys are useless.They cant fight ameaniful war.

    MATENDA - March 17, 2013
    13:06

  25. BEAT THEM UP. SO THAT THEY LEARN HOW TO VOTE WISELY NEXT TIME. THEY SHOULD NOT EVEN COMPLAIN. THEY MADE THE BED LET THEM LAY ON IT.

    kawaile - March 17, 2013
    12:36

  26. This is the meaning of not voting wisely…

    Voice - March 17, 2013
    12:17

  27. These are the same chaps that supported this failed PF party. They were honking in support of PF during campaigns in 2011. I hope some of them have learned a lesson!!

    Mubanga - March 17, 2013
    12:06

    • so whatever is happening to them is payment ‘in kind’ by the pf govt!

      The Great Intellectual - March 17, 2013
      14:38

  28. For sure the disenchanted should target Paramilitary, cops and OP chaps.These are the useful idiots doing all the evil for Ukwa

    Zed Genius - March 17, 2013
    11:49

  29. KEEP ON FIGHTING IN THE NAME OF DONCHI KUBEBA, WE ARE ENJOYING THE SHOW…..L.O.L

    BELVEDERE BLØCK - March 17, 2013
    11:33

  30. another war zone.

    kaingo - March 17, 2013
    11:33

  31. This is what we a waiting for. It will become physical very soon. there is too much anger in the country

    Lunte - March 17, 2013
    11:28

  32. Infact, it is very easy to raise a militai is Zambia. You just need a bit of money and two retired colonels, majors and intelligence office to engage these boys and march to state house. Wait and see

    Lunte - March 17, 2013
    11:26

    • Yes,These solidiers cant fight any war.If a riot takes 3 days just know that the country is on fire.If they hear one A.K.47 from an enemy,they will start diahrea.

      MATENDA Zina - March 17, 2013
      13:10

  33. calm down my brothers.stop phyisical fights.the only way to solve this political crisis is by voting in 2016.yo votes will be the greate sniper weapon to kill yo enemies with silence.-H-.

    HH - March 17, 2013
    11:22

    • We can also impeach the incompetent PF

      Sam - March 17, 2013
      14:17

  34. Did you see that guy in chipolopolo replica?if that punch landed on the OP officer then for sure he must be batling for life in hospital.

    Maila - March 17, 2013
    11:19

  35. Vote wisely next time!

    Dim Wit - March 17, 2013
    11:15

  36. The youth who voted are now reacting, they have realized that the state is taking a wrong direction. Being a taxi driver is one of the survival strategies in Zambia where jobs are created by the word of mouth without a trickle down effects to the vulnerable youth.

    Bad eggs multiplying - March 17, 2013
    11:08

  37. THIS IS BECAUSE WE HAVE LET PF WORK IN THEIR OWN WILL. YOU CAN NOT IMPROVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITH NO LAW & ORDER. Its HIGH TIME WE BROIUGHT PROPER TAXIS AND PUBLIC BUSES. THESE KAPONYAS ARE A SERIOUS PROBLEM. TO FOLLOW SHOULD BE STREET VENDORS. THEY MAKE THE TOWNS DIRTY.

    THE PRINCE - March 17, 2013
    11:05

    • yes sir ! how old are you? you never heard of ‘black marias’ and ‘you will be there’ ? perhaps make an appointment with WAMUYAYA, and ask him? another thing; who is ‘we’ ?

      'e' the independent f(x) - March 18, 2013
      02:20