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Police Arrests 11 Suspects In City Market Fire Probe

Police has ruled out natural cause as one of the reasons behind the fire that recently gutted City Market in Lusaka.

Police chief Kakoma Kaganja has declared the fire an act of sabotage announcing 11 suspects had been arrested in the on going investigations so far.

BELOW IS THE STATEMENT

ELEVEN SUSPECTS APPREHENDED FOR CITY MARKET INFERNO

…Its not an accident but sabortage- Police

15th July, 2017

ZAMBIA Police has apprehended eleven suspected arsonists in connection to the City Market inferno that gutted over one third of the market.

Updating the nation on the on going investigation that has left thousands of traders in despair, police Inspector General Kakoma Kangaja said joint investigations carried out by Zesco, police and the fire brigade have proved the act as sabortage.

Mr Kanganja said investigation had immediately ruled out an electrical fault because the point of ignition for the fire has had no power for a couple of days and on the morning of the unfortunate incident.

“The cause of fire is a deliberate ignition…we eliminate the possibility of electrical fault as the stand were the inferno started (stand 238) had no power on the day and days before,” Mr Kangaja said.

He added that investigation have been progressing well and police had arrested and detained 11 suspects so far who are also aiding in investigation.

Mr Kangaja emphasised that the inferno that gutted City Market was a deliberate arson attempt.

Earlier in the week State House Spokesperson Amos Chanda had revealed that the inferno that gutted City Market was an act of sabotage meant to cripple the economy.

Mr Chanda had explained that State House via executive privilege was aware of some of the investigation results that had been pointing to arson and thus President Edgar Lungu had to make a decision to curb the lawlessness before the situation went out of hand.

On July 4th 2017, President Lungu invoked Article 31; state of threatened public emergency, giving police more power to carry out investigations and return sanity and order to the nation.

Both the business world and even the church have welcomed the move noting that if the situation persisted it would lead to a state of emergency.

The latest organisation to welcome the move are the Catholic Bishops as they also noted that arson and sabotage were at play designed to cripple the nation.

23 Comments

  1. Jonathan

    That’s good move BA ZP.

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  2. where are their names❓

    Quabwe Jr Schwuave

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  3. gift

    the law should work to show the powers of article 31

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  4. Mulenga

    Too bad mwandi,,,don’t spare them plz

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  5. Wisdom Sinyinza

    And bcoz of iniquity, The love of many shall wax cold, prophesied Jesus Christ, Matt.24:12. We are in the last says brethren.

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  6. Away

    If proved guilty,they must be burnt till pronounced dead

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  7. EDDIE KAPAMBWE

    CRUCIFY THEM!

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  8. chile

    good

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  9. Malz

    Don’t keep them behind bars. Just burn them please

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    • soloka

      Soon and very soon God will review all wrong doers
      and peace will prevail again

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  10. Truzedian

    So the suspects are pf. If they were UPND, the police would have said “11 upnd cadres”. Its good that the police is giving an update.

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    • Nutro Comment

      Where does it say they are pf? Let’s not politcise everything

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  11. walya waikuta

    Mwabombeni ba ZP

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  12. mwewa

    what profu do u ve ?and when this happened where were the police?is kenned kamba among the 11

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  13. mwewa

    what profu do u ve ?and when this happened where were the police?is kenned kamba among the 11

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  14. jairos

    life in prison fye abo

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  15. CHRISSCY SILLS

    Comment:ONCE FOUND WANTING THE SHOULD TAKE ITS COURSE WITHOU T FEAR OR FEVER. CHRIS

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  16. CHRISSCY SILLS

    Comment : THE GOD OF ZAMBIA IS AT WORK TO REVIEW THE EVIL DOWERS GLORY BE GOD. CHRIS

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  17. Kaumba Reagan

    justice must prevail if GOD will punish all siners y not law inforcers punishng these law breakers,awe mwandi they hav wasted millions of other pliz ZP do what is right to these robbers.

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  18. CJMU

    Thats wonderful work ba ZP. And it seems Mwewa Knows something about Kenned Kamba tell us wee or tip the c.i.o

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  19. vern

    The goodness is that Law doesn’t Discriminate.

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  20. vern

    Law doesn’t Discriminate.

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  21. MILDE MBEWE

    These who did that are big gents of the devil.God will judge them

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