Kazala Drops Inappropriate Joke; Preaches Love & Forgiveness

Suspended FAZ vice-president Richard Kazala has dropped an inappropriate joke that made fun of Chainama Hills Hospital patients quickly replacing it with a message resonating a resigned tone of love and forgiveness. Kazala had initially conveyed a mocking message a … Continued

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Suspended FAZ vice-president Richard Kazala has dropped an inappropriate joke that made fun of Chainama Hills Hospital patients quickly replacing it with a message resonating a resigned tone of love and forgiveness. Kazala had initially conveyed a mocking message a his official Christmas salutation. His advisors quickly moved in to ask him to drop the message as it was not befitting of his status as former lawmaker. Shortly after deleting the message, Kazala crafted a different one which was like a sermon. BELOW IS KAZALA’S NEW CHRISTMAS MESSAGE Greetings to you all. May I take this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas my friends and family of football. Let’s celebrate the birth of Jesus our saviour and use it as a testimony of him coming to judge the leaving and the dead in our lives. Just as we have laws of the land, God also has given us laws to obey. Let’s obey his laws, remember here on earth when you commit or break the law of the land, it doesn’t go without punishment, this is the major difference God forgives without condition or punishment as long as you open up your hearts, he loves us all, most importantly God teaches to confess our sins and also forgive those that have trespassed us, that has been his only condition, that’s the meaning of Christmas, forgive and give out. You cannot confess your sins and not forgive those that have offended you. God Bless us all. Happy Christmas- Veep Richard Kazala The post Kazala Drops Inappropriate Joke; Preaches Love & Forgiveness appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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CongoCrisis: 34 Civilians Dead; Catholic Church Seek Peaceful Deal

Citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo face ongoing uncertainty and violence as Joseph Kabila, to date, still has not relinquished power. Mr. Kabila’s lawful tenure as president ended on December 19. Since then thousands of Congolese have peacefully protested … Continued

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Citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo face ongoing uncertainty and violence as Joseph Kabila, to date, still has not relinquished power. Mr. Kabila’s lawful tenure as president ended on December 19. Since then thousands of Congolese have peacefully protested and at least 34 protesters have been killed. Unfortunately, the weekend saw another 21 civilians killed near Beni. Although this has been the site of skirmishes over the past two years, many believe Congolese soldiers are involved in the unrest. According to Reuters, discussions to set up a presidential election will continue this week: Local mediators from the Catholic church hope talks between Kabila’s ruling coalition and the main opposition bloc will produce a deal by Friday for Kabila to step down after an election in late 2017. Catholic priests across DRC on Sunday read out a message from the church’s national head, cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, saying: “The time is over when one tried to hold onto power with arms by killing one’s people, these young people who only seek out their right to live with a little more dignity.†Late last week, both The Washington Post and The New York Times opined on the escalating crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Post called on the incoming Trump Administration to act as, in its words, “if the flame of freedom doesn’t burn brightly from the United States, then next year the path for democracy will be darker for millions of people elsewhereâ€. And The Times advises “Kabila to call off his security forces and step down as head of the interim governmentâ€. The post CongoCrisis: 34 Civilians Dead; Catholic Church Seek Peaceful Deal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kambwili Dares ACC; “Release Findings Of Your Corruption Probe On Me”

Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili is getting more daring in his free spirited style challenging the Anti Corruption Commission to release findings on the probe against him. The Roan Member of Parliament said that no one will force him out … Continued

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Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili is getting more daring in his free spirited style challenging the Anti Corruption Commission to release findings on the probe against him. The Roan Member of Parliament said that no one will force him out of the ruling PF as it his baby. Addressing members at the Mpatamatu Pentecostal Assemblies of God in Luanshya a fired up Kambwili who addressed the meeting in Bemba said the ACC should share with the public whatever they found. He said that he had never stolen anything from government where he has so far served as Sports Minister before taking up the information portfolio. Kambwili caused laugher in church when he said that as Sports Minister he had nothing to steal unless people expected him to steal footballs. “Nali Sports Minister kuti naiba inshi amabbola elo naya ku information kuti iba inyushi? (Loosely translated as I was Sports Minister what can I steal there? I was at Information could I have stolen newspapers?†he said. “Let them release the findings don’t they say the truth will set you free?†He said that he remained loyal to President Edgar Lungu whom he acknowledged as President. Kambwili is reportedly working to destabilize the PF in league with fired deputy chairperson of elections Kelvin Fube. Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo seems to be in the way of Kambwili with the duo having already clashed over insinuations over whose got more rights as a PF member. The post Kambwili Dares ACC; “Release Findings Of Your Corruption Probe On Me” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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KBF Warns Kapata, “I’m Not A Rebel, You Must Apologize”

Kelvin Bwalya Fube has continued his crusade to call for elections in the ruling Patriotic Front, a move that earned him his dismissal. Bwalya, commonly known as KBF has also asked Lands Minister and PF Chairperson for Elections, to apologize … Continued

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Kelvin Bwalya Fube has continued his crusade to call for elections in the ruling Patriotic Front, a move that earned him his dismissal. Bwalya, commonly known as KBF has also asked Lands Minister and PF Chairperson for Elections, to apologize for calling him a rebel. KBF has taken up a belligerent stance against the PF after having been by-passed for the position of Secretary General in the aftermath of the August 11 elections. He said that call for elections had been dictated to by the constitution of the PF and not any other motivation. “The call for elections has been dictated to by the constitution. I am reminding them that the five years is over and we have to hold elections,†he said. “If it can be right to hold elections at ward, constituency and all the lower levels then why should it be wrong to hold elections at the top?†He said that he expected Kapata to apologize to him for having labelled him a rebel. KBF said that he was disappointed that his call for elections was interpreted as seeking office through the back door. “I want to ask the party Secretary General that if he saying calling for elections is seeking office through the back door then what is the legitimate way of seeking office?†he said. Kapata fired KBF on grounds of issuing statements to the media that had no blessings of the party top brass. The post KBF Warns Kapata, “I’m Not A Rebel, You Must Apologize” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Burundi Businessman Dies After Lusaka Thugs Attack His Shop

The 44-year-old Burundi national who was shot and injured on Chrismas eve by criminals along Buluwe Road in Lusaka’s Woodlands area has died at the University Teaching Hospital. A cousin of the deseased Ireen Niyigara confirmed the development to ZNBC … Continued

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The 44-year-old Burundi national who was shot and injured on Chrismas eve by criminals along Buluwe Road in Lusaka’s Woodlands area has died at the University Teaching Hospital. A cousin of the deseased Ireen Niyigara confirmed the development to ZNBC at the house of mourning in Ibex Hill in Lusaka yesterday. Niyigara says the late Vincent Bagirishema underwent a seven hour operation to remove the bullet but later died. She explained that her cousin was shot immediately he closed the shop by one of the criminals around 20:10 hours on December 24 as his children watched. She says Bagirishema has left behind a wife and two daughters aged six and four years old. And some witnesses who were at the shop during the shooting incident says the criminals had an argument with the deceased before shooting him. Isaac Banda who rents a garage near the shop explained that at first mistook the shooting for fireworks and only realised that they were gun shots when he saw Mr. Bagirishema on the ground in a pool of blood. And another witness Twambo Hamusute, a resident of Woodlands area, says he was the last customer and bought some potatoes from the shop before the incident happened. Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says police are still investigating and following it closely. And an 18 year old man has died after two motorbikes collided head-on at Kapemba village in Chavuma district of Northwestern Province. Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police Auxencio Daka confirmed the incident to Zanis saying the accident occurred around 16:30 at Kapemba village in Sewe Area. Daka said the deceased identified only as Sakuwaha of Chingi died on the spot when his motorbike collided with that of Elias Salupeto, 28, of Kakanga area. Meanwhile, two other people who were riding on the same motor bike with the deceased are currently hospitalised at Chavuma Mission Hospital after sustaining fractures. And four children of the same family have died when the house they were sleeping in collapsed due to heavy rains in Kanyelele compound in Siavonga District in Southern Province. And two more houses have collapsed in the same compound leaving one person injured. Siavonga Member of Parliament Darious Mulunda has confirmed the Development to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) that the incident happened around zero two hours today. The four children are Harriet Chiti aged 12, George Chiti 15, Robson Chiti 10, and Bwalya Tembo aged seven years. Mulunda said the wall fence from a neighbouring house collapsed on a Mr Kennedy Chiti’s house and buried the children who were asleep. He said efforts to save the Children by the parents failed as the time they managed to remove the rubble that buried them, found that they had already died. He also expressed shock at the sudden death of the four Children and called for unity among the residents of Siavonga to ensure that the burden for the bereaved family is alleviated. Mulunda described the incident as unfortunate especially that the collapse of the house was as a result of a wall fence from the neighbor which fell on it. The bodies of the four children are lying in Siavonga district hospital. The post Burundi Businessman Dies After Lusaka Thugs Attack His Shop appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kampyongo Cheats Death

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has just found a reason to be thankful this festive season after he escaped unhurt in a road traffic accident along Great North road. Kampyongo was on a private trip on Great North with his … Continued

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Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has just found a reason to be thankful this festive season after he escaped unhurt in a road traffic accident along Great North road. Kampyongo was on a private trip on Great North with his wife driving their Toyota Pajero registration number BAB 7698. The car was hit from behind by a truck that saw their car also ram into another vehicle in front of them. Kampyongo who was seated at the backseat is reportedly okay with his wife and son rushed to the hospital. A truck behind hit into his vehicle which also hit into another car. The rear is extensively damaged. The driver of the truck claim the vehicle lost the breaks. The accident happened at the point of speedy bumps. The post Kampyongo Cheats Death appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Ready For PF Convention, Mocks UPND ‘Dictatorship’

President Edgar Lungu made good on the opposition UPND saying they will not hold a convention to renew the mandate of its leaders by announcing the ruling Patriotic Front will not shy away from such a challenge. The Head of … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu made good on the opposition UPND saying they will not hold a convention to renew the mandate of its leaders by announcing the ruling Patriotic Front will not shy away from such a challenge. The Head of State said that the PF would be above undemocratic practices that deprived the membership of electing their leadership. UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba shockingly said that his party had no reason to hold a convention because the leadership was already in place. He said that five-time presidential election losing participant Hakainde Hichilema will be the party’s candidate in 2021. President Lungu said the PF believed in the routine renewal of mandate by office bearers. The post Pres. Lungu Ready For PF Convention, Mocks UPND ‘Dictatorship’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Joyce Nonde Continues Her Defence of Horse Shoe Restaurant

Under fire Labour Minister Joyce Nonde-Simukoko will just not let go her vicious defence of the owners of Horse Shoe Restaurant to State House by saying she will report the Human Rights Commission to President Edgar Lungu. The Human Rights … Continued

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Under fire Labour Minister Joyce Nonde-Simukoko will just not let go her vicious defence of the owners of Horse Shoe Restaurant to State House by saying she will report the Human Rights Commission to President Edgar Lungu. The Human Rights Commission blew Nonde-Simukoko offside for having glossed over the rights abuse employees at the upmarket restaurant go through. Nonde even went further to call for the arrest of the citizen Mika Mwambazi who brought out the matter publicly. The move made Nonde an object of public ridicule but it seems she will stop at nothing to stoop even lower in her defence of the owners of Horse Restaurant that he is touting as model employers. Nonde said that the Human Rights Commission should have furnished her office the report before making it public. She said that the Human Rights Commission being a government department should have been standing with her. Nonde said she will complain to State House over the Human Rights Commission having shared the findings with the public. The post Joyce Nonde Continues Her Defence of Horse Shoe Restaurant appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pressure on Buhari and National Assembly to Act on Kaduna South Murders

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have been urged to wade into the wanton killings in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State.

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have been urged to wade into the wanton killings in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State.

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Freed Chibok Girls Unable to Spend Christmas With Family, Residents Say

[Premium Times] Three days after they arrived Borno to celebrate the holidays in their community, the recently freed 21 Chibok schoolgirls were not allowed to spend the Christmas with or see their parents, residents have said.

[Premium Times] Three days after they arrived Borno to celebrate the holidays in their community, the recently freed 21 Chibok schoolgirls were not allowed to spend the Christmas with or see their parents, residents have said.

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