Politics

Rival Groups Clash over Black Mountain in Kitwe

Two rival groups of illegal miners have clashed in Kitwe damaging motor vehicles in relations to their operations at a black mountain in Kitwe’s Chamboli Township.

The two rival groups fought as one group tried to block the other from accessing the mineral deposits that has been to the benefit of a group of small scale miners.

Copperbelt Province Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga who confirmed the incident said the clash led to the damage on various motor vehicles.

Katanga stated that one those affected Stanslous Mukuka reported to police that his motor vehicle Toyota Fortune was damaged while another motor vehicle Toyota Corolla registration number ADE 122 belonging to Bright Chileshe was also damaged.

She has disclosed that leader of a Jerabo group Richard Chileshe popularly known as Chile One fired gunshots in an effort to rescue his young brother is alleged to have been caught up in the fracas.

Katanga added that Police Officers who were deployed to calm the situation managed to stop the fights but did not make any arrests in the whole fracas.

 

 

22 Comments

  1. MUKUBA CHONGWE

    Yalikosa ma jobs mu zambia the only thing remaining is to fight against our fellow countrymen

    • Yangu

      Very soon we will be competing with Brazil
      The criminal “militias” in Brazil are mostly made up of police officers who commit violent crimes and go unpunished in those areas which have been given up by the state. They control more than half of the country.
      The most significant criminal association in Brazil, which also plays an essential role in the international drug trade, is the “First Commando of the Capital” (PCC).

      From the Brazilian government’s point of view, however, far more dangerous for the internal stability and security of the country are the paramilitary groups, also referred to as “militias.”

      According to information from the Brazilian federal police, these militias are made up of public servants from the area of public security: they are members of the police force, the military police, and even the fire brigade, who commit crimes that go unpunished. “The people work for the state and at the same time for organized crime,” a senior police officer told me.

      • Bemba man

        So these ones the police fail to arrest them because you know them and surly who doesn’t one chali one. You mean they will always be left Scot free in all crimes they do. Politicians and the police you’ve brought our beautiful country to its knees just to get the numbers you need in cadres. Shame on you. We await to hear of arrests if at all the police will think of it.

  2. Kikiki

    No one is spared of hunger. A hungry man is an angry man. Just extend food donations to towns, thefts/fights will scale down. Lt’s not pretend.

  3. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    “Njala ndiye yilenga”, meaning hunger is the cause of all this fracas. How can the black mountain be accessed by the small group of people when many of them are suffering??? Let Richard Chileshe sit down with his group and talk so that their opponents can have access to that black mountain. Thanks

  4. Kubeja Badaala

    “leader of a Jerabo group Richard Chileshe popularly known as Chile One fired gunshots in an effort to rescue his young brother is alleged to have been caught up in the fracas.

    Katanga added that Police Officers who were deployed to calm the situation managed to stop the fights but did not make any arrests in the whole fracas.” No arrests really!, some known thug fires gunshots and is not arrested. Katanga is clearly on the payroll of the jerabos!

  5. Kicks

    What a people; njala is a deadly enemy, no one would like to face it, not even the apamwambas, give the people what they want.

  6. Frank Chombela

    Is there anyone who understands that this is an early warning sign of wht looks like a serious social break down on the Copperbelt?

  7. Umuntu

    Once a thug, always a thug

  8. Muka

    Is Chile one not supposed to be in jail? As far as I’m concerned this guy was sent to the prison

  9. Mr noted one

    yalikaba pa zed akabunga ni 150, ZESCO ni 200% increasing plus 8hrs road sheddin. am jst passing.

  10. Kaya

    Government poseniko amano he moment alot of zambian youths join gangs all over zambia will luz zambia eg mexico.colombia we all know how evrything stated it looks simple and funny now in futuer it wont be.

  11. Kopala

    Kukopala we ar used tensala,infact back 2 sender kuno e lifestyle.Ku dudumwezi kwaliba black mountain?Walaa!!

  12. nshilimubemba

    Such situations should be discouraged as they brood criminal gangs who would create their own militias, in congo these are the wars that don’t end.
    Powerful people even nations join in and start selling guns to those gangsters making the situation in controllable.
    The government should prevail on this matter or else we start losing lives.

  13. bayoka

    IFYABUPUBAFYE TETI FYOMFWANEFYE KANO FYALAPENA.

  14. CRY OF A ZAMBIAN

    Increase the Volume equalizer….at 150bass….200tunes…drive at High__–reduce then at…2021rate.
    if you know you! if you don’t know you will never know!

  15. Mpombo

    Just goes to show how disciplined Chile one is. He saved a life without killing anyone.The police should let him keep the fire arm to save lives.Next time Next time there is ethnic cleansing in Maala Namwala we need such street soldiers to enforce discipline.

  16. chile one

    stop chasing us employee youth

  17. Isaac

    Black mountaint is such a big shit just be at a given possition and mind your works why fighting?

  18. Idiocy Detector

    Police Officers who were deployed to calm the situation managed to stop the fights but did not make any arrests in the whole fracas.

    Can a Police commissioner worthy her salt be comfortable to utter this statement? Peaceful and humanitarian programs are being blocked while no arrests are made against criminal acts, are we just stupid or foolish?

  19. baroste

    honestly speaking I wonder Katanga’s promotion if it was based on merit or she is a PF cards. incompetent police commissioner.she needs to switch on

  20. Kabs

    Bane don’t fight.That black mountain is for all the youths.We are all Zambians let’s not kill each other.We are not in South Africa.

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