Desperate: PF partners with Jerabo Fawaz to promise Mufumbwe jobs

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KALENGWA Mine in Mufumbwe, owned by Coppebelt based jerabo  Shawki Fawaz says it will soon increase its workforce from the current 200 to 600 following a US$4.5 million investment in a new floatation plant.

People of Mufumbwe will be voting for their MP this week.

Mine proprietor Shawki Fawaz told journalists in Mufumbwe on Saturday that this is in line with Patriotic Front (PF) government’s policy on job creation.

Shawazi, a PF thug has been involved in sponsoring violence against opposition MMD campaigners in Mufumbwe.

Mr Fawaz said the mine has now resumed operations after a protracted legal battle over its ownership between his Hetro Mining and Euro Africa Kalengwa Mine Limited chaired by former diplomat Mulondwe Muzungu.

“We have managed to start operations and we are grading the roads but the rains have caught us since we have just got the mine back. We hope by early next year we will put up a big floatation plant and do the roads to all other smaller mines so that we can develop it into a bigger site and have much bigger operations.

“We expect to go to 600 (employees). We were at 450 before the mine was shut down and taken over but I think we will get back to 600 by April next year,” Mr Fawaz said.

He said the US$5 million floatation plant is on the way.

“As we are talking, the plant is being offloaded in Dar es Salaam but then there is also civil works and concrete works. There is also cost of new equipment, installing it and everything else. So we hope we will start installing it by May next year,” he said.

Mr Fawaz said his company faced a lot of difficulties under the MMD government but since the PF came into power, “everything is on course and we are working. We are progressing and I think if all remains the same and all things being equal, we should be able to make a lot of progress.”

“This is a Zambian mine and we have to develop these small mines. If we are not encouraged, we will remain in the shadows of bigger mines all the time. We are a Zambian mine, all our employees are Zambian and we just bring a few expatriates until most of our Zambian guys learn how to do specialised jobs. We locally source nearly everything, so I think we can do it on our own. we just need to push up a bit,” he said.

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61 Responses to Desperate: PF partners with Jerabo Fawaz to promise Mufumbwe jobs

  1. Why do we Zambian have so much hate in our heart . Can we just let the Zambian gov,t do it’s job. Remember we elected them now all we do is talk shit. Don’t judge a person god is there to do that . Most of us writing this blog have a dirty closet too so before you talk about what others are doing please look at your self .

    Joe mumba - November 6, 2012

  2. #LEARNED: You are the most ignorant he goat on earth.who doesn’t know Shawi ?

    I worked with Shawi since 2005 when I used to transport his low grade copper concentrate from JIFUMPA (north western) to bwana mkubwa mine.
    we used to move in convoys of more than 20 trucks per trip.he would escort us upto solwezi weighbridge were he used to bribe by then the ZNS Officers for overload.
    This thug whenever he feels thirst he will not look for water but he will look for any dirty business so that he can find someone to bribe.
    Shawi used to supply with low grade copper concentrate he could just bribe the one who was in charge of testing the concentrate so that he gives grade A.

    Shawi was the fast person to have a HAMMER in zambia.some of us who knows this demon criminal no one can cheat us, never.

    We all need investors but not investors who use bloody money to intimidate zambian.period !!!!

    Those who are brindly praising him do so but know that he is WAPYA BAISA.

    M'membe and Nchito should bring back our K14b. - November 6, 2012

  3. Choma Municipal Council is now being managed by Mafias. This Town Clerk a certain Mr Muuka has hired PF cadres to ensure that he stays in Choma forever as Town Clerk. Mr Muuka sir, i once stayed in Choma, the same PF cadres supporting you its just a matter of time before they kick your ass. Just accept your transfer pipo in Choma are complicated. I was told in Choma its either you devorce, you get arrested or you die. Choma Maano its different from Sinazongwe village were you hail from. have heard that you like night life, please take care.

    Wiseman - November 6, 2012

  4. Those kids are from the well known hules of back in the day!!

    Sir Timothy Scott - November 6, 2012

  5. Shawi Fawazi’s background:
    His father was a major mandrax and cannabis dealer in the 60s and 70s,he was running two major businesses as a cover: a shoe importing company and Eastern Blocks on the outskirts of Chilenje near Chandamali Army Rifle range.
    He later opened Casbah Lebanes Restaurant through his then teenage son: Shawi
    Shawi’s father claimed that his son was born in Zambia,but for us who know the family well,Shawi was born in Lebanon!
    Shawi,to endear himself to Zambians started playing basket ball with some Lusaka Teams..where he was reported in whispers to have been:
    (1). Sodomising some players(practising homosexuality) and certain current and past senior officials in the Zambia Basket Ball Association.
    (2). Running a drug supply ring,particularly Mandrax and cocaine in Lusaka,South Africa and Zaire. These drugs were/are still being supplied from his war torn home country of Lebanon(he has also a Lebanese passport as well as Congolese and a South African one)
    (3). Shawi is a criminal of the highest order. Every car,truck that he purportedly owns or that his Hetro Mining owns is stolen!He runs an international motor vehicle ring operating in Malawi,DRC,Tanzania,Zambia,South Africa,Australia etc.
    In fact, stealing cars is his favourite leisure activity inspite of all the so called wealth he claims to have. Up to this day,he personally gets involved in staging the robberies,which are often violent.

    The law enforcement agencies have been thoroughly compromised: DEC,Police,Home Affairs,Judiciary etc can’t seemingly touch him!

    Remember the several instances he’s been set free either from police custody,courts of law etc?

    The list goes on and on.

    Young Grant Kolala did not die in vain,we seek GOD’s vengeance on the blood that was shed!

    May Shawi’s soul rot in the eternal fire in hell!!!

    And this the PF strongman in NWP! Oh My GOD what have we Kaondes done to deserve such a cursed man settle in our midst?

    Kaswende Kanjipaya - November 6, 2012

    • The moment i started reading yo story i thot of Grant!indeed we seek God’s vegeance!

      Namakando F.Mumembe - November 6, 2012

    • I remember this chap when I was at school in the 90s…interesting these are chaps are dirty wonder why a government official would want to associate themselves with these guys!!

      Uncle Junior - November 6, 2012

  6. very sad indeed but satana can never keep promises. he is a lier like many bembas. easterners like Dr Ngoma and Mpezeni are foolish, only doing muzungu anikonde

    cho chise - November 6, 2012

    • Relax on tribal talk iwe naiwe. Forward Zambia

      Pankolobwato - November 6, 2012

    • mwana its what we want progress I am also pushing for my own mine to be set up sometime early next year. its about those who beleive they can achieve and trust me am niether a jerabo nor a billionaire just brains and diplomacy.

      jomiaka - November 6, 2012

  7. Fawaz an off spring of Assad,this chap is a mafia and his money is dirty.

    icewater1 - November 6, 2012

  8. Its better to be a doubting Thomas than bury your head into sand.Shawi,shawi!You are busy shouting and sharing the same hole with him eeh! Iam scared ooh! But keep a distance as a cobra is a cobra and only friendly where there maggots to eat.

    The Eyes of an Eagle - November 6, 2012

  9. Whats wrong with someone creating employment,learn to appreciate

    Kobayashi - November 5, 2012

  10. i wonder why the CIA (USA) hasnt asked for extradition of this HEZibollar agent and fundraiser up to now.

    miko - November 5, 2012

  11. its our time brother shawi…salaam

    ibrahim - November 5, 2012

  12. Shawl my friend, stay out of politics and the spotlight.

    My advice to you, your money is yours, but you’ve been thru enough controversy.

    One election, and everything changes.

    They will turn their back on you

    So if you are clever …lay low

    Joke 102 - November 5, 2012

  13. GOOD NEWS ANYWAY: In a letter addressed and delivered to Mr. Sata at State house, which was also copied and delivered to; The Secretary General – United Nations, The Country Representative – UNDP, Zambia, The President – European Union, The Secretary General – Commonwealth, The Secretary General – African Union, The Secretary General – Amnesty International, UK, The President – International Criminal Court (ICC), Hague the Netherlands, The President -International Court of Justice (ICJ), Hague the Netherlands, The Secretary General – SADC, The Lord Chancellor (Minyolui) – Royal Barotseland, The Administrator General – Royal Barotseland and and all foreign missions and embassies accredited to Zambia in Lusaka, the Barotseland National Youth League (BNYL) have demanded that president Sata removes his administration from Barotseland immediately.

    BA 64 - November 5, 2012

  14. Dear Fawazi,
    Your days are numbered. We hear you harrass people in Mufumbwe and threaten them with your gun. If this is true, you will remain a cursed dog and everything at your fingers shall always be cursed together with those who dine with you. If your mukwa was burried in NWP, may that site be cursed, if not, may the spirits of your forefathers guide you to your roots and let your bones be burried there. If all the allegations against you are true, time is soon you will see the anger of the forefathers of NWesterners. Check on your watch and start counting how many days you will continue taking blood and dining with powers that be.

    Mesu a'kawa - November 5, 2012

  15. This demon is more than a criminal.period

    (1) He has a hand in LP Mwanawasa’s young brother’s death
    (1) Alot of truck drivers coming from DRC with copper were being killed by the same thugs.

    Our president (Sata) knows it very well that Shawi is not just a criminal but a DEADLY DEMON POSSESSED CRIMINAL.

    What is so special today in PF government that he can be given an opportunity to run a mine when the MMD revoked his licence ?

    Which government is fighting corruption between MMD and PF ?
    Continue protecting criminals but remember 2016 is just around the corner.period !!!!!

    • Revocking and expiring are two different things, get your facts straight before embarassing yourself to the world. His license expired and not revocked… check with Ministry of Mines. Why do you people hate this guy so much? A number of you have never even seen him or spoken to him but hate him from what you have heard from people that hate him, give the guy a break. Zambians you just talk, talk, talk, talk when your friends are working and when they excel you start hating them. Get a life guys ……

      Learned - November 6, 2012

  16. This dog is reported to be beating up North Westerners that are employed there and those in the community around the mine. The bull-shit should be followed up together with those that support him.

    Mesu a'kawa - November 5, 2012

  17. More Jobs for the people.

    papa - November 5, 2012

  18. satana never keeps a is in nature to lie to get what he wants.please vote wisely there No MORE LIES NO MORE MUSAMBA WITH FAKE DIPLOMA.

    master - November 5, 2012

  19. Dont be stupt what wrong yo proble this is englisi

    Davies - November 5, 2012

  20. good for nothing criminal,this goon needs to be deported back to appears he misses the sight of blood he grew up seing.we dont need his blood money,let him keep it to himself and continue worshiping his father the devil.

    Bullu Muchende - November 5, 2012

  21. Shawi is deadly criminal no doubt about that.Micheal Chilufya Sata when he was campaigning for the 2008 Presidential election at Freedom Park in Kitwe after the demise of Levy Patrick Mwanawasa SC (MHSR)told us that there is a thug in Kitwe called Shawi a foreigner who is killing innocent Zambians and MMD are just watching to do that because he is giving them (MMD) money to run the campaigns.He Sata when become Republican President he will ensure that this thug called Shawi is deported.It was at this same rally that Micheal Chilufya Sata also denounced the ZANAMA Chairman General Elvis Nkandu whom he promised to deal with as well.In Zambian politics what matters is who you know and how you them,not integrity or morality anymore.

    ABENA DIGGERS TOWN - November 5, 2012

  22. Please don’t be an idiot this guy is evil and if you are supporting what he does there’s something wrong with you he’s a killer and the court systems here have failed to lock this evil thing

    Levy - November 5, 2012


    Analume Ngaongao - November 5, 2012

  24. Fawaz is a real terrorist,hijacker,thug etc.
    PF please don’t fool zambians, Are these investors you promised us ?
    This bunch criminal you call him investor ?
    Who doesn’t know about his criminal background ?

    '';;:::""!::;-';;- - November 5, 2012

  25. Can some one in mufumbwe kill that idiot the way he killed kolala?let him not cross my path or else

    Mr Kiss - November 5, 2012

  26. this chap should not cause violence ..he’s not Zambian..let him go back to Lebanon..

    taliban - November 5, 2012

  27. Wait till he strangles you the way he did Grant Kolala!

    Shrek! - November 5, 2012


    Man -Abel - November 5, 2012

    • FAWAZ Chikala chawiso. You murdered Grand Kolala and dragged his already dead and limp body with your cruiser. True Man-Abel, Grant Kolala’s blood is still on FAWAZ chap. This is the chap whose father was running Kasbar Burgers in Lusaka. Fyokoko

      Chitalamasuku - November 5, 2012

      • I remember Kasbar Burgers that was a front; Grant was a drug dealer got what he deserved for being in the game!!

        Uncle Junior - November 6, 2012

  29. Fawaz has Grant Kolala’s blood on his hand’s.

    Dabwitso Chamanyazi - November 5, 2012

  30. Fertile ground for an electoral petition. Advertise for jobs after the poll.

    Honest - November 5, 2012

  31. so whats the difference between MMD and PF, if FAWAZ is being given big business in PF???? isnt he the one who even killed people during his business days in MMD? it was public knowledge being in courts and all, and if he is a Jerabo,how will PF stop jerabo’s,?we are really in a quandary with the way PF has turned out to be, and very dissapointing leadership indeed, they cant be telling us no corruption, no jerabos, no this and that because of MMD and then come and be doing the same things like MMD and even worse because now, there is no order, and no leadership to drive the COUNTRY DIFFERENTLY…ITS A SHAME TO LIE TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA LIKE THAT

    NewZambia - November 5, 2012

  32. All investors should be encouraged regardless of whom they are. They make the economy evolve..Big Up Shawi Fawaz….

    Ni zee - November 5, 2012

  33. JERABO real meaning:a prisoner or jere boy.

    Aubrey - November 5, 2012

  34. Fawaz nishi ulefwaya

    killer - November 5, 2012


    away with lebanese - November 5, 2012

  36. PF since it came into power it has made very wonderful and solid decisions in as far as National issues are concerned eg to discontinue the prosecution of the baroseland activists and the constitution of the commission of inquiry etc.
    But what is surprising is the failure by the PF government to make a decision on Stella Libongani who has lamentably failed to offer quality leadership as Police IG apart from involving herself and his man friend Nawa in Criminal and corrupt activities Eg There is the issues which happened in Mumbwa and Nawa is the at the centre of the whole matter , The IG knows but she has failed to deal with it because she benefits from the proceedings of that crime, There is the robbery which took place in Kapiri mposhi involving Police Officers from Lusaka, Where K 429,000.000=00 (k 429m) was stolen from the Tanzanian Traveler and IG was informed about the role Nawa played but only managed to transfer Inspector Ngoma the chap that was used by Nawa to try and frustrate the chap by collecting from the suspect so that he could suppress the case using Stella Libongani .
    Stella Libongani receives K10 million from the intelligence from monthly since Nawa started acting. These are some of the reason why Stella Libongani can not allow any other officer to take over that that office because it would mean losing out on her illegal deals. The Moral of officers in the Police is very low than ever before, This dull pompous for nothing criminal minded chap Nawa and ready to sleep with any man Libongani as long as money can be given are taking the Government and the people for grantage through their day light stealing of Government money in the name of doing of security operation where only Lozi Officers are being selected by Libongani, Mutentwa , Namachila

    nguni l - November 5, 2012


      Analume Ngaongao - November 5, 2012

  37. We have seen a lot of promises which have faild to florish.Don’t promise,promises brings disappointments.The number of workers you employ goes with production or else people will be employed but they will be given hash conditions which will lead them to instant dismisal as the way of reducing labour force.Don’t mix politics with business,just work that is just a by-election.You are a hard worker.

    Aubrey - November 5, 2012

  38. How do u call fawaz a jerabo?? Or may u dont understand that he putting up a floating plant of an investiment of us$5 million,create jobs of 600 loafers.shut the fuck up

    Allan kapuka - November 5, 2012

  39. Dude haven’t you heard of family planning? Kubala sitikana koma kabalidwe.

    mabwetebwete - November 5, 2012

  40. he is a smart business long as he intends to develop mother zambia by creative more jobs,we can never hate a job creater.all the best boss.

    lions head - November 5, 2012

    • Are you serious??

      zambian - November 6, 2012

  41. On Herman,is he your boss?this man is a crook to hell in Lebanon!

    Aubrey - November 5, 2012

  42. This is the evil guy who shot and killed Grant Kolala at point blank.A murderer full of blood on his hands.I wonder how many more he’s killed there after cause I hear he’s a top top JERABO.

    Mufana Wamahafu - November 5, 2012


    HERMAN NEWMAN - November 5, 2012

    • and so you can also do anything for money. Such thinking is satanic.

      limpo. - November 5, 2012

    • Kuti waseka kwati naciwama!!
      What brains are you talking about here!!
      Ukucenjela kumo panmo nokutumpa!!

      zambian - November 6, 2012

  44. Can you flush-out that Lebanese—-Hezbollah agent from Zambia.

    blago - November 5, 2012

    • This chap shawi fawaz is a bonafide terrorist. c’mon gringos Rendition this chap terrorizing Zambians

      Pankolobwato - November 5, 2012

  45. Why should it be criminalised or projected to be wrong for one to support PF and right for somebody to support UPND.This is a democracy,Fawaz is not a convicted criminal and as a Zambian has his freedom of choice.Stop demonising others who refuse to blow HH trumpets.Just like you have chosen the UPND bed,lie in it and allow others to lie in their chosen beds.

    rodrik - November 5, 2012

  46. Great

    Anon - November 5, 2012

  47. I don’t get what people fear in this two bit crook. It’s about Time we sort these thugs out.

    Real To Real - November 5, 2012

  48. Shawi the Don.

    grk - November 5, 2012

  49. Shawi Fawaz of the Kasbah Restaurant fame? He finished rhinos that one!

    Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke - November 5, 2012