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LCC Shuts Down JCS Bar

The Lusaka City Council has with immediate effect closed the liquor section at Chinese run JCS in Longacres in Lusaka.

20-year-old Sebastian Lungu was on Saturday stabbed to death with a broken bottle by his friends Webby Nkhata and Sydney Mwaleta aged between 20 and 25, all of Mutendere township.

An online petition was then launched, calling for the closure of the bar which is well known for admitting under-age patrons who, most times, turn violent and unruly.

Lusaka City Council acting Director of Public Health Edgar Mulwanda stated in a letter to Jihai Investments Limited, the operators of JCS, that their liquor section must immediately cease operations and stated some reasons for the decision.

“An inspection at your premises as conducted by Health inspectors on 7th April, 2019. The inspection revealed the following: 1. Use of one liquor licence for different business owners; 2. Pools of water in the toilets due to leaking pipes; 3. Failure to comply with authorized officers in providing information. You are therefore instructed to CEASE operations of Liquor trading with immediate effect and show cause within 24 hours from the receipt of this letter why legal action should not be taken against you,” stated Mulwanda, without the mention of Saturday’s fatal incident in which a youth died.

23 Comments

  1. hakainde hichilema

    Twalishiba bali temwa ukuswamo

    • Future President

      Ba council that was a quick response job well done, but why can’t u act the Same way on the caders in markets and bus stops Lol

  2. lundazi

    Job weldone!

  3. Emmanuel banda

    let the law work,no intervesion

  4. PM

    All the way from China to come and run a bar in Zambia and the government allows it !!!

  5. Sj

    Where were people who are supposed to be constantly checking standards? Why should it cost a life for people to check the hapharzadness in this bar? Can a Zambian go to Chaina and run a bar for ama Choncoli in this state? Comment

  6. Jms

    The law is weak look the residents have brought out very good reasons but see what reasons a poor director brings also this is corruption employ good workers

  7. Jms

    If iam a fighter how can I stamp out fighting and if iam corrupt how can I stamp out corruption no wonder why development is a failure let me advise you proper development goes together with education plus wisdom now we are seeing less educated people going ahead without wisdom the way out is just to come out of her

  8. Matman

    It is surprising me very much that in some comments, we are seeing that this bar allows under age. People knew this all along bir why did they not report this issue before to the relevant authorities? Let us not add lies to the truth or else the truth will be despised. This is a tendency by most Zambians, and we see it even at funerals when a person dies or say is murdered by a spouse, you will hear a lot of stories

  9. OneMan

    I am wondering if they ever checked other bars in the city doing exactly the same. Not to speak about the toilet situation …

  10. dockfath£r

    Don’t trust anyone

  11. Jms

    ITS UNBELIEVABLE WHY DO WE HEAR THIS WORD ACTING WERE IS THE DIRECTOR AND WHY IS MULWSNDA ACTING BECAUSE WE CAN’T SEE SOMETHING DONE CORRECT HERE MONEY IS BEING LOST EMPLOY A JOB ORIENTED PERSON

  12. Sir mo

    Pipo of Zambia u supplises me a lot,u c this is Zambia were a foreigner has more power than a citizen,a foreigner allowed into our country to cam & run bars,saloons,barbarshops,selling broiler chicken,selling salaula etc.i remember law came in Zambia of opening 10hrs ama bars,example luanshya police camp taven 06hrs pipo are drank including under age.the witness is with the govt.rip bro

  13. Sir mo

    To council’s in Zambia pliz b profesionals,this is Zambia were a million kwachas building is being constructed & the council is quietly watching,wen the building is done that’s wen u will c them no tufumo saying the place has no papers so we will demolish the building get out.wen pipo start daying of cholera that’s wen u will think or inspecting the buildings,broken sewer pipes mu luanshya(ififwaso) everywhere no maintanance,shame on u guys shame.

  14. Kaba

    No proactive measures at all, it takes a life to act, do also clear road signage and markings. They are fade

  15. choncholi ambingo ndunya

    why allowing us to start selling beer ? instead of construction work …..kaili mwalitemwa ubwalwa Ba Zambia….. kkkkkkk ….honestly too bad for loosing a young man like that good move Ba council but inspect all the beer premises.

  16. vusi

    Comment that’s why xenophobia is good. just fuck them off back to China. if it was us mmmmm. you would have seen.

  17. Jms

    STAMP OUT PF/STAMP OUT UNEDUCATED ONES/STAMP OUT HYPOCRITES/STAMP OUT CORRUPT PEOPLE

  18. Jms

    The media in fun enough if you need good and progress advise from the viewers try to be rewarding best ones you will see how education is practiced

  19. Chilankalipa

    Inganda ya fipuba baishibila kuceena (smell)

  20. Troy

    REST IN PEACE NY BROTHER

  21. ednabanda246@gmail.com

    I don’t see Zambia as a Christian nation too much of killing each other

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