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IG Sets Camp in Kitwe to Dismantle Criminal Gangs

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has taken personal interest in the emerging culture of criminal gangs on the Copperbelt and set camp in Kitwe to help dismantle the criminal empires.

Kitwe has in the recent past recorded an increase in criminal gangs with notorious names that have been spreading terror among the residents.

Among the fearsome gangs are the 90 Ninjas, Tokota Boys and Sons of the Devil (SOS).

Gangsterism has acquired some notoriety on the Copperbelt with citizens and law enforcement agencies seemingly powerless.

Kanganja has already sounded a warning when he paid courtesy call on Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu stating that police will not spare the gangs once found.

“My aim of coming here is that we smoke them out, that’s I have with a big team, will go round where these gangs are reported to be, I will conduct patrols in the day and night, we cannot allow such activities to continue. I want to personally be on the ground and talk to our people in these areas, we need to assure our people that we are here to protect them,” Kanganja said.

Meanwhile Mpundu has appealed to the Police Command to establish the root cause of gangs in Kitwe and other towns on the Copperbelt.

He alleged that there is a possibility the gangs are being funded by some individuals who said should be found and dealt with.

“The issue of gangs dates far back, sometime times back we had other groupings that I will not mention and then these gangs terrorising our residents, for me we need to be looking at the root cause of these and especially with reports that there could some members of the community that may be sponsoring these, in my view those are the people that we must deal with ruthlessly,” Mpundu said.

Some members belonging to different gangs are appearing in courts facing different charges.

24 Comments

  1. Peter chisanga

    Zambia

  2. Razor

    For the whole of the IG to go and set up camp in kitwe means the whole of the copperbelt command lead by charity katanga and the whole of kitwe District command has failed and needs to be retired. This is duplication of work.

  3. Benny

    Well done kanganganja continue with that fight we are behind u let be there another Wazakaza Ng’uni

  4. Bk

    Bring soldiers

  5. Asibweni

    I Want To Recommend IG , Thats Good Move He U Taken,,, It Is Not That Katanga C Has Failed, We Recently Heard That Others Were Cot, But These Notoriace Guys Need A Fulltime Squard, Which Must Be Combated Armed. They Are Not Just Mare People , Like Robbers No, They Have There Kings.. Indeed IG U Need To Take A Proper Investigation, Untill 1 Of Those Behind This Is Brougt At Open. Thanks

  6. Claps James Mphande

    Good job inspector

  7. Father Fm

    Crop them into prison. We need people to preach to.

  8. SAMUEL MUMBA

    GOOD EFFORT EVEN HERE IN MPOROKOSO PLIZ KANGANJA CONTACT THEM PEOPLE ARE DIENG LIKE ANIMALS SO GIVE AN EXAMPLE IN MPOROKO SOME ONE KILLED APERSON AND HE WAS FOUND SO PLEAZ TAKE HIM DIRECT TO MUKOBEKO SO THAT EVEN THOZ FIKALA FYABO BAMWENEKO UKUKOMAULA UMUNTU NABANTU BALEMONA NGATAKAFWE KUMUKOBEKO YO MUKALUBA NEYAMULOKA NAMILAYA NOUKALAPINGULA BECAREFULL IM TELLNG ON PUBLIC MUKAFWILAMO THE BEMBA SAY IMFUNGO INSHILANYELA MUPETO IPAMINENSHILA SO MPOROKOSO TAKE THE MATTER SERIOUSLY IM TELLING U UWAFWILE TENAMA MUNTU.

  9. Ernest bweupe

    Just parade and bullet them down!!!

  10. Kib

    Commander Simi Should be Questioned

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  12. Skb

    Good move I G. Let there be PEACE. Good move indeed. God bless MOTHER ZAMBIA.

  13. Moira

    This shouldn’t be handled with keen gloves! Pupils in schools should be sensitized against such behaviours. And the hide near schools in a bid to recruit them and if they resist, they become victims. Drinking places which are not ideal should demolished and checks done in clubs on what.people consume. Ndeke, Natwange East and Ndeke Changachanga are places that hub such groups. Even some police clubs like the one at Wusakili should be checked. By the way who qualifies to drink at police clubs? Because by interacting with the community on a daily basis, police are now compromising with civilians even going to an extent of befriending and warning thugs. Let sanity come back to Kitwe. We are tired of being.terrorised with our families. My son has been a culprite with gangs. Engage under cover police to work with the police in identifying the suspect’s because we have ideas who they are.

  14. Laz@gmail.com

    Good plan Ba IG kanganja,shame to those who thinks that they can the whole CB,just work hand in hand with Bwana Katanga who know all the corners of terastis in kitwe nd the sorounding areas,job well done ba IG nd continue across the country were there re rife criminarity nd terarism,i sallute u bwana IG

  15. boko hara label reader

    Deploy soldiers

  16. Open Analyst

    Good spirit Bwana IG, but does it mean all these local guys are power less?…. if so, flush them from the Police Service and bring back Kaunda’s Police Force.

  17. Kigzee

    That’s a well come move. Bt it should also be done here in Nakonde we hv suffered enough with the group called “Manguluena”. This group can they do anything they want to get wat they want even in the daylight. Bt nothing mo serious has bin done. Pliz IG helP us.

  18. Clarence Mukutwa

    Please police help make our dear country better

  19. Tommy

    Just take soldiers to beat the living hell out of them….they will behave.

  20. Bliss Nelsons

    Thankyou very much for setting up cumps in kitwe coz even us here in the city of ndola we are living under fear.

  21. cejo

    Every thing has a beginning and has an end

  22. This is very ss with the Police Comaimnd in kitwe now kindly arrest all those stealing fir the public through allocaillegal allocation of private land

    Please include all the thugs who grab land and resale land they do not own they are worse than the jerabo’s

  23. ABRAHAM mundia

    IG, good job

  24. William simwaka

    Sanitary must be observed because Zambia is by its good Morales so let the IG and the all intire province work together and fish out all the group that are destroying the peace people. Clamp them starting their leaders we don’t want noses

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