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Lusaka City Council Police Arrest Over 250 Teen Drinkers

The Lusaka city council on Saturday night carried out an operation to arrest underage patrons.

Lusaka City Council and Zambia Police pounced on about 30 bars and nights clubs in Zingalune, Matero and Emmasdale. This move is aimed at curbing underage teenagers patronizing night clubs which lead to elicit sex.

It was fun as usual for most teenagers but little did they know that they would be spending all night long away from home, only this time that it would be in police custody.

LCC spokesperson Brenda Katongola says over 250 people were rounded up over the weekend. They have since started appearing in the fast track courts. They ferried the culprits in police lorries to various police cells awaiting trial.

The operation wasn’t just for underage patrons because about 15 licences have since been revoked for bars which have been allowing patrons under the age of 18 and also bars that were running after the stipulated time according to their license.

Speaking when she featured on a radio program on Hot Fm Radio dubbed “Consumer Feedback”, Katongola said no bar is allowed to operate after 22hours but most businesses have taken the council lightly and thus the institution has started clamping down on those violating the law.

107 Comments

  1. BRIZZY

    atleast country cn change bcz tenagerz a doin old thngs lik crazy, thanx

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    • hummer where it hurts

      Also make spot checks on motels and quest houses,you will be shocked of the number of teens who flood these entities in prostitution and liqour intake.

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      • Brian

        Kaleza mwandi. They flood guest houses a lot. And owners do nothing because they want money. Pin them !! !!

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  2. Jk

    Release them, this is, the results of jobless in our country

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    • Kaae Dobo

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      Kaleza mwandi

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    • me

      Are you mad

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    • Gerald Bwalya

      Comment Mr jk u r absolutely right

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    • Z

      What job does s school going kid need? Or don’t you know that even if job were available even for those without any paper, it would be an offense for an under age to work? Bukopo na mu comment.

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    • NZIKA

      How can you say it’s joblessness when most of those they go to sch?Don’t be so DULL or just be hell bent towards the Government.Imwe fyonse negative comment.

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  3. JJ

    It is regrettable that children this young spend nights drinking instead if studying and building strong foundations for their individual future aspirations. What a nation will such ones lead and to what detriment? The move by the council and police is commendable but need to be sustained not only in compounds but also in high class places for the affluent and indeed countrywide. Bravo council, bravo police
    Signs mwana wa poho yensu

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  4. LUCKY

    Comment GOOD MOVE ZP CONTINUE WTH THE SAME

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  5. sandy

    Well done ,Lusaka city council

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  6. kB

    Too bad

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    • Jay Rich

      hello ba chilolo no jobs so tobahefye nokunwa shut out to my homies ice bizzy,jay whisper,Kay simash,ba sex n soka

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    • MULA

      True.. Coz its too much…

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  7. hahiha

    During Kaunda’s regime children didn’t patronise bars coz laws then were tough but since then we ve had leaders that ve concentrated so much on sealing the wealth the country at the expence of serious national issues

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  8. hahiha

    During Kaunda’s regime children didn’t patronise bars coz laws then were tough but since then we ve had leaders that ve concentrated so much on stealing the wealth of the country at the expence of serious national issues affecting imiti ikula empanga.its shameful to be lead by leaders with no vision who only think about themselves and their families. Very stupid

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  9. selukani

    That is a very good move ,if only it can continue.u shouldn’t stop there go flat out in all parts of the country n bring sanity to the clubs.

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  10. Chitamawe

    Evn de under 16 patronize Zambian bars countrywide indulgening in mostly unprotected sex 4 money n authorities hardly call this, ‘defiled’.

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  11. mulakwe

    buju at work,very interesting

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  12. JM

    Lusaka City Council I praise you. You are doing the job of the state , which is supposed to be carried out by state police. State police are busy arresting opposition leaders on trumped up charges.
    In The USA , they have bad laws on this , they only charge the owner of the club. Charge them those who can’t pay a fine give them community service jobs and let them wear prison jumpsuits.

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  13. Chox

    Weldone ba council let this move be done by other councils also too much beer drinking by teenagers.

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  14. jb

    job well done,hope its not the last patrol
    If only all the cc’s emulate this work,we will appreaciate alot

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  15. loverjohzi

    yesai bwana

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  16. andile

    JK tawakwata amano

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  17. Kamuyongole

    That’s a better move, let all the councils and police in the whole nation to start the same. These children of nowadays are a problem. Actually inlet those apprehended be taken to prison for at least six months.
    Job well done bakapokola and council

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    • Jop

      The children are the problem?? Or their parents? Too easy to blame the children… blame the parents also.

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  18. old timer

    This is how we grew up in our times of ba kaunda. councils were always at night checking mu ma bars for teenage drinking, so twaletina tatwaleyamo until twakulilamo, thats how we are responsible citizens… well done lcc. do not stop, abaice balaleka ukuya mufikulwa…

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  19. Rb

    Slap them a treason

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  20. chìchi insult.we are now interested in your comments.

    I’m use your brain.I think you are among the olds misusing girl kids.how can you support these victims?which sch have you been to where you employ under 18 instead of encouraging them to go to sch?

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  21. Yung Epic

    Good job llc

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  22. PF

    Yeh!!!!!!!
    Just realise them plz! dis z lack of jobs in de country.

    And they does dis In-order For Them to over Come “Troubles’ OR Becoz of “PEER-PRESURE””.

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  23. PF

    Yeh!!!!!!!
    Just release them plz!!!!!
    dis z lack of jobs in de country.

    And they does dis In-order For Them to over Come “Troubles’ OR Becoz of “PEER-PRESURE””.

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  24. Jonathan

    Foolish teens we have in zed just forgive them

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  25. Kids shouldn't be drunks

    Good job bapombo

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  26. Kunda

    Comment:Release them they’re desperate

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  27. Martin Tembo

    Bwana! Bwana! Continue with the same spirit boss, and you should also contact to the petauke police council please, mwebwna coz if you contact late you’ll find that small churp waoonengeka kuno βž• πŸ”»πŸ”Ίβœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βœ–βž•βž–βœ–βœ–so Bwana baoonongeka wana kuno

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  28. dbo

    It wasn’t only teens who got arrested,thy took in everyone..22hrs is just so early to close our chill points,LCC should revise that

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    • Wise Me

      Piecemeal solution welcomed but let all stakeholders get on board for the better results

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  29. TOSH MAN

    Just let them go cause they were anable to control them selves.

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  30. Ralph

    Nice job guys,am sure there were enuf balls found in their pockets.

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  31. smart

    Good work lcc

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  32. BBCAA

    its bcoz jobless and poor minimum wage

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  33. Zblack

    Come to Mpulungu police pliz bitches will kill us fyakushala

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  34. Jay Rich

    hello ba chilolo no jobs so tobahefye nokunwa shut out to my homies ice bizzy,jay whisper,Kay simash,ba sex n soka

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  35. Temple

    Comment good Move Ba Council And Zp, Please Extend Such Authority To Ward Development Committees Especialy In Rural Areas

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  36. Mbeza boy

    Jk is foolish,..where does a jobless character find money for booz, anyway chipante policies can lead to lack of direction,

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  37. Tambilwa

    Pliz police come to luapula also and slap them treson case

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  38. Jop

    Does everyone know where their children are at night?
    Im sure there are ppl commenting here that have bought alcohol for underaged ppl and here pretend to be holier than the pope.

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  39. DJ ONE JAY

    Wonderful lusaka city continue with the same job

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  40. Always on fleek

    Ha mwaboma

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  41. Jovi

    Hey guys,….. where is madam Cute Chichi the loud pussy to give us some fun comment about this

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  42. mengmoreler

    Great mov ba zp,bt ma sugar dady yazavutika apa peve naka mpepo aka so kaya mwandi.now i only see guys wat about girls were did i take vem wee?

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  43. Rza

    Yep I salute the president from Woking up in his slumber.These young souls should firstly be identified by their nationality.if some are illegals the law must be applied.I’m also of the idea that they should go for counselling and a strong campaign should be done in our compounds about the ills of under age drinking.

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  44. Chenzhen

    Comment Good work

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  45. Mahsoda biola

    Good move zp and council, but it should not be in lusaka only but also, in all country, and ba council to also make sure gabbages all the whole towns in the country are taken out, why i have said so, is that most of the towns in our country, council offices are not doing there job accordingly.even eliminate the un injected dogs in the compounds, and high cost areas. Wishing to see working all the countrwide .

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  46. VKP

    Okay..

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  47. VKP

    Okay…

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  48. VKP

    Thats gud.. Job wel don LCC..

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  49. Ninikani

    Joblessness is the major cause.plz dnt charge them with reason

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  50. Donzee

    Tupakisa matenda

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  51. Master kay

    Nice move ba police,but it’s only sad for girls and boys because for the them to go clubbing they failed to access of many thing if we talk about school, fees are going higher each and every day,could someone expect them manage this hashe economy….first when you are blaming follow the cause of that same thing.

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  52. James

    You are doing a good job by arresting them

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  53. EM

    Its quite cool to arrest them because they are not suppose to be found in those place due to their underage. But have you tried to consider the motive behind them to be found in those areas?
    1)Lack of employment
    2)Lack of support to go to school
    3)High levels of poverty in the country
    To mention afew but in the meantime curb them just to threaten them.

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  54. thomson zulu

    Big ups to the local authorities. We all know the consequences of our young ones indulging in such activities, especially, during night times. I know that we ve certain elements like of society JK that thrive on these youngsters & this is we get to see such deliberating comments from them. I only hope this won’t be a one off issue,let’s give our local authorieties all the support they need.

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  55. Monica Mulenga

    You’ve done a commendabl

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  56. lubbie lubby. mukelabal

    Comment . president take charge those are the most carries of hiv.

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  57. Monica Mulenga

    Lusaka city council, you’ve done a commendable job. We hope Kabwe municipal council does the same with these that have opened bars within the compound here in Nakoli compound, precisely in chitente ‘C’.

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  58. Grace kababa

    Smh good for themπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  59. reall change

    continue,job well done

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  60. Hobe

    Comment;job Bad Done Ba Zp, Y U Didnt Arrest Nama Bitches?

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  61. Amigo

    Guest houses should also be checked especially those which are expensive…

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  62. Sydy Boy

    All These Thing U See,it’s Becoz Of Poor Govement In Zambia, People They Have Lost Hope In Govement Ther Is No Jobs. What Makes Someone To Become A Hule,bagger And Kawalala Its Bcoz Of Lacking Job,job Of Nawaday Is About Familylizm And Nichekeleko,now If U Don’t Hve Money, No Job!! So Basiyeni.

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  63. Adel Kufanga

    The operation is okey

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  64. lekzee

    Good move by lcc teenagers need to concentrate much on school work only,nt beer drinking No…good job there.

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  65. simus

    Sydy boy,you’re a talented fool, gifted fool.bravo Lusaka City Council &police

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  66. BOYD

    balangeni inshila

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  67. Trinidad Dox vamps ovo

    beer must not be sold to a person under the age of 18

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  68. joseph chulu

    may its bcoz young men cnt find jobs anywher,jobs r occupied by old/classic nigarz so what can we du bsid drinkn,smokn,increazn v population rate and stealn.,.,.,.?…..

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  69. GUZZLER

    Well done LCC and madam Katongola you are heroes of this country.Our youths guzzle beer like water we dont want a lost Zombie generation in Zambia.

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  70. Chomba

    Well done job

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  71. Jkn

    It’s a good move taken hope it will continue. I tend to wonder how jobless can result to beer drinking. Anyway this is purely out of political reasoning but I feel we need to protect the future. Drinking beer implies to b a comfort zone someone can only drink if he or she has money meaning they have a good source. Nowadays even those in employment are not drinking Amy how it has to be values, morals that shud b respected.

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  72. Smith

    Yes thanks very much for that work, a 12,13,14,15,16 and 17years.They behave like there 20 or above so at list give them 60 day

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  73. Smith

    Yes thanks very much for that work, a 12,13,14,15,16 and 17years.They behave like there 20 or above so at list give them each 2 months (Sixsty days) help parents because bakamba ati balemabo (tired with them) please let lean and others to learn from them.Because Vabakulu no vabakulu.Thanks COUNCIL POLICE, DO IT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ZAMBIA FOR ALL.

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  74. Jonathan Ngoma

    Teach them

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  75. Jonathan Ngoma

    Ho where are we going?

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  76. Bruno mars

    Leave them ahra!

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  77. Crissy kams

    Being jobless does not mean you should drinking beer from morning to sunset how are you going to find job so for those guys must jailed at least for 3 mouths in castard

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  78. Geoffrey chinama

    Before u release them, counsel dem.let dem understand how important deir future is to our nation.YOUTH ASSOCIATIONS now it’s yo job.organise your associations and mek sure u empower dese youths who’ve lost died paths.

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  79. chifu

    police and lcc you should also visit john laing and kanyama

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  80. Ernest

    Well done ZP/Council Police, continue clamping them down and bring sanity!!!

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  81. Money maker

    We need to get ready 4 christ return

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  82. maz power

    police mast do so in mazabuka

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  83. ICE BIZZY

    Leave them ba police

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  84. ICE BIZZY

    I.guzy,I,see, u,all, ba Buga ,Rich,mor, kaysmash,jay whisper, smart b,black male city

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  85. ICE BIZZY

    Yes,bruno mars u are right about this police u shud, leave,people

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    • kaakie

      The problem is with the owners of the bars they are only interested in money and there are no jobs in our country to make youths busy sku nowadays is becoming useless even if you get educated where are you going to find a job no where so in fact the owners of the bars are the ones to blame. I thank you.

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  86. kaakie

    Release them the money they are using to drink is not yours and besides we don’t have jobs in our country to make those youths busy the problem is with the owners of the bars who don’t close them at the right time but are interested in the money they are given by the same juveniles.Bar owners are the ones to blame .

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  87. kaakie

    Release them the money they are using to drink is not yours and besides we don’t have jobs in our country to make those youths busy the problem is with the bar owners they are interested in the money they are given by the same juveniles. We can’t just blame the youths who drink even those who sale liquor and 22hrs that’s too early to close a bar at least they should extend it to at least 23:30 hrs .And before they are released make sure you counsel them.I thank you.

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  88. Musonda Onetime Chungu

    LORD GOD when are you coming

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  89. Musonda Onetime Chungu

    LORD GOD when are you coming to serve us from this sinful world????

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  90. Musonda Onetime Chungu

    Oh LORD my GOD when are you coming to serve us from this sinful world????

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  91. qurryh. njamba

    job well done

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  92. metal

    sad news the divided one zambia one nation

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