Ex-Minister Arrested Over Lunda-Luvale Fight

Police in Zambezi district of North Western Province have arrested former Zambezi East Member of Parliament Sarah Sayifwanda in connection with the alleged fight that ensued between Lundas and Luvales during an Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) delimitation meeting.

North Western Province Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila has confirmed the arrest of Sayifwanda who also served as Transport and Communications Minister in Levy Mwanawasa’s government.

She also served in Rupiah Banda’s administration as Minister of Gender as well as Agriculture.

Namachila said Sayifwanda has been charged with conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

“Yes I can confirm female Sarah Saifwanda has been arrested and charged for conduct likely to cause breach of the peace. Other cases are still under investigation to establish identity of who did what in that free for all punch up,” Namachila stated.

Sayifwanda  is alleged to have had a hand in the alleged fight.

It is alleged that during the meeting, the Lundas had proposed the creation of a central constituency to cover both Senior Chief Ndungu and Chief Ishima, but it is believed the Luvales rejected it.

Sayifwanda is alleged to have then interrupted officials with a proposal to change the voting system, a move that angered the other group, resulting in the punch up.

Namachila has since indicated that more arrests would be made in connection with the fracas that resulted into the suspension of the meeting.


  1. Gangsta grabs

    Sarah only proposed something and in the process some ladies droped their vibindikilo.Cage the ECZ ladies for wearing loose pads whe their period was flowing like PF corruption.What appeared like mbonje blood was actually period blood. leave Sarah.

  2. clint

    luvale respect lundaz are the one of this boma which is called zambezi

    • Kays Mayo

      Correct, these luvales are fighting for something which they don’t know!

  3. Baluvale

    How does a Lunda look like?
    How does a Luvale look like?
    Some one to clarify any identification plz.

  4. O.M

    How can their be development if we start looking at differences between Lindas and Luvales. They are the same people. All Zambians are owners of North Western Province. Anyone can live in any Province that they want. Let us stop tribes fights. That is what is bringing Zambia backwards. That is why people in Zambia are now broke. Because even in choosing someone as your leader you look at what tribe not what he can bring to the nation. Let us change the way we look at ourselves. Let change period…

  5. Kiswapako

    It was a friendly match but the final was cancelled.

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