Archive | August, 2013

Survivor exposes ZNS torture

The Kampasa resident who survived shootings by Zambia National Service officers was dragged out of the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital while bleeding from the gunshot wounds he sustained and taken to Muvi TV and ZNBC to retract a statement he earlier issued against area Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo. According to court documents filed at […]

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Govt hides failed UNWTO from scribes

Daily Nation, Muvi Television and some foreign journalists were yesterday barred from covering the closing ceremony of the UNWTO in Livingstone after reports of dismal tourist inflows filtered through. The Zambians government has not given reasons why journalists from the Daily Nation, Muvi TV and some foreign reporters were blocked from covering the event but […]

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Release Lozi treason accused, says Mtonga

President Sata must release the Barotse activists just as he released those incarcerated by the Rupiah Banda government, MMD Lusaka province chairman Watson Mtonga has said. Mtonga told the Daily Nation that it was unfair to have charged the Barotse activists with treason because the Barotse question has been aggravated by the PF government. Mtonga […]

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GBM snubs Kamba debate

DEFENCE Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has refused to be drawn into a debate with his party’s junior cadres. Mwamba says that he cannot respond to accusations by PF Lusaka Province youth chairman Kennedy Kamba that the defence minister accosted him. In an interview with the Daily Nation at Harry Mwanga International Airport in Livingstone on […]

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Police to comment on MMD vehicles tomorrow

Police in Lusaka say that they will only issue a comprehensive statement about the seized MMD vehicles on Friday after putting all records together with regards to the allegations leveled against some of its officers using the seized vehicles. Police assistant spokesperson Ray Hamoonga said that he was waiting for the return of the Inspector […]

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State asks for more time in Masebo corruption inquiry

There was drama at the Lusaka magistrates’ court yesterday when William Harrington, through his legal counsel, asked the court not to entertain a lengthy adjournment being sought by the state in the Masebo corruption inquiry case. The was after state asked the court to adjourn for 21 days the case were William Harrington is challenging […]

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Barotse Treason

The decision by Government to charge the 50 or so Barotse activists with Treason is excessive given the historical background and current state of play regarding the Barotse agreement. Instead of pacifying the situation in the Province this decision is likely to harden feeling and as we have warned before make martyrs of individuals who […]

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Police ‘stealing’ MMD vehicles

In what is a clear sign of the state’s intention to annihilate the opposition MMD, a letter to the Inspector General of Police Stellah Libongani has exposed that the PF government actually impounded over a hundred vehicles belonging to the MMD and not the 39 as earlier claimed in its seizure notice of February 2012. […]

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PF running parallel Intelligence unit -HH

Hakainde Hichilema yesterday said that the PF government was using a parallel secret intelligence unit to victimise the Zambians with incarcerations and intimidation. Speaking in an interview at the Lusaka magistrates’ court, the UPND leader bemoaned the heavy handedness of the PF regime. “Life has become dangerous under the brutal PF regime. Journalists are being […]

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‘We are not ready to die now!’

“We are not ready to die now!” Clementine Mumba in her statement on the shortage of Antiretroviral drugs  in the country has said. Mumba, who is  the chairperson for the International Committee for Women Living with HIV  in Zambia (ICW-HIV) said even the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) dispensary was rationing Truvada and other HIV drugs […]

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