Kabwe businessman hits worker for demanding pay


IMG_1838[1]A Kabwe based Lebanese businessman Nabil Illari has assaulted his worker Kelly Mwansa and injured him on the forehead for asking for his pay. Police have since apprehended Illari and is likely to be charged with unlawful wounding.

And quick action by police saved the restaurant from being looted by irate residents who almost broke the shop when the assaillant locked himself and all other workers inside.

According to other workers who were present, Illari is alleged to have hit Mwansa with a wooden rolling pin after Mwansa who has not been paid for two months and has been fired went to ask for his money. Mwansa was hit on the forehead and sustained a deep cut and bled profusely.

The workers said Illari who is said to be a partner and manager at Speers Restaurant along Buntungwa road had a perpetual habit of sexually and physically abusing the workers. “It is not the first time he has done that, some girls he sexually abuses them while us men are insulted whenever we demanded for our salaries which have no fixed date, we are treated as if we are slaves in our own country and are only working because there is no employment elsewhere” said a male employee who opted for anonymity.

After word went round that Illari had assaulted his worker, some residents surrounded the shop and threatened to beat up the owners. After they locked themselves up the irate residents started throwing stones and other objects at the shop but quick action by police saved the situation. Three uniformed policemen from town centre police post but could not contain the rowdy crowd until when reinforcement by the armed anti-robbery unit who managed to control the crowd.

Meanwhile an overzealous armed policeman threatened to beat journalists from the public and private media houses who went to cover the event. At one time he even threatened to break a camera belonging to a ZANIS Reporter. The action angered the reporters who jointly complained to the officer in charge.

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113 Responses to "Kabwe businessman hits worker for demanding pay"

  1. kasakula   April 13, 2013 at 06:29

    The problem in “our country” is black Zambians do not recognize non black Zambians, as Zambians.Yet we have Congolese Tanzanians Malawians etc etc, being more Zambians then us Born in Zambia. Our illitrate, and lots of political minded brothers, like to say THESE FORIEGNERS IN “OUR COUNTRY” are abusing us, yet are lazy have sticky fingures, and when caught say HIT ME HIT ME, provock you till you have no option but to react to get him out of your face.Then halleluya POLICE IN ACTION! Tell you to give the lazy man MONEY THAT HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO! OFF course you are then privalaged to have the hungry LOOTERS maybe you can call your family to come get loot, in the proccess.IF WE WORKED AS IF THIS WAS OUR COUNTRY,TALKED LESS THEN WE WOULDNT NEED FORIEGNERS!

  2. shimwitwa   April 12, 2013 at 13:56

    Another Jail by Lebanese is Zalco industries, where one worker was stripped naked when he was accused of stealing, ministers and Kabwe DC Chishala have been coming and receiving bribes in form of cash and pots, our leaders have auctioned us.

  3. anon   April 12, 2013 at 07:32

    This story is bogus,i was there i witnessed everything that happened.. Kelly started the fight.. All nabil requested him to do was not go over the counter since he no longer worked there but kelly became all pompous and aggressive.. Poor guy,infact nabil is one of the kindest leb i’ve worked with.. As for the sexuall abuse its not true becoz i kno he’s got a zambian fiance and he’s ever talking abt her.. From wat i hear she’s even pregnant and now her child will have to grow up without a father becoz of kelly’s mistake..

  4. kelvin   April 11, 2013 at 20:33

    So if we are so clever and capable of doing everything why do these people keep coming to our country? Very simpo answer.
    WE are not capable of doing things on our own. When we have money we spend it on beer (which we are not capable of producing ourselfs)then some on our girlfriends who in return spend it on hair and cloths ( which again is all imported )
    what little is left over we buy some mealie meal (also produced by foreigners)
    Then we say the government is no good because ( we need to blame someone) we always make right decisions.
    So lets steal everything will be ok . The muzungu will go to jail if he hits us or insults us .

  5. ANIMAL FARM   April 11, 2013 at 19:09

    That needs to be deported like yesterday he is not a serous investor deport him like yesterday

  6. Major Richard Kachingwe   April 11, 2013 at 13:25

    Kabwe Police are on the pay roll of Lenaese. These Lebanese have been reported a number of timwes but the issues do not go anywhere. Police even guaerd the Lebanese shops and restaurants at night from 18.00 hrs until they close at 21.00 hrs. If you want proof go to the Lebanese supermarket at Jovena filling station at 20.00 hrs.

  7. ndololeshafye   April 11, 2013 at 12:35

    We are living in the last days my friend. we need to prepared for our better home in heaven let not your heart be troubled believe in God, and me John 14:1

  8. Ignorance   April 11, 2013 at 10:46

    Why should pipo conplain that Cops will be given money???
    How about the chap who was bitten up wasnt he following Money…

    Let the cops enjoy the money, thats wat money does!!!

  9. gabino   April 11, 2013 at 09:16

    Cops will be given cash, even a minsiter also given cash, because ther are corrupt lastly you will never hear thus case and the poor guy will be fired and no pay? Zambia will ream poor till i don’t know, we will get old also just like our grandfathers were saying the same till ther got old too? better Zambia is in ur owe home!!!!!

    • ZIMBABWE   April 11, 2013 at 10:06

      Thank you for admitting that you zambians are all a dull and a corrupt lot.
      Fools should understand that it takes two for corruption to take place.
      Zambia the most corrupt place in the world.

      • X.dot   April 11, 2013 at 10:53

        @ Zimbabwe, u dont even kn yo own identity, get a life!!

        • ZIMBABWE   April 11, 2013 at 11:03

          X dot.you are a tribalist Zambian who can not see sense in what is being diccussed,All you do is to abuse this site with your tribal hatred

          • X.dot   April 11, 2013 at 11:16

            Identity catastrophe…First it was Zimbabwe, now its Tribal…shame i dont blame u…

  10. ST.DESPERATIOUS   April 11, 2013 at 09:14

    One of the only policies of PF I agree with is ‘silent deportation’.

  11. Mubanga   April 11, 2013 at 09:01

    All I can say is, Hit them hard!!!
    Zambians are too docile. They vote toothless madalas who change goal posts like Ukwa! They are paying for shouting “Pabwato”!

  12. Slu   April 11, 2013 at 08:51

    This is really unfortunate and we want the minister of Labour and Social Security to intervene and make sure that such things come to an end, hence a lot of things happen in various working places. Its time we did something that benefit the citizens most than foreigners. We can’t be slaves in our own country. This is really unacceptable and embarrassing. Let the law be tough.

  13. nathan   April 11, 2013 at 08:40

    Deport the id….t. He is inimical to o
    ur well being. I want to urge the Gorvenment to dessist from the slave master like approach when it comes to issues of investor employee issues. They must remember that the children who go for months without pay are their real real children whose rights must be protected. That Company must be punished for abbrogating labour laws. 2 months without pay? Eve akudya nabana bake!!

    • tonto fever   April 11, 2013 at 19:08

      No idiot shud be deported. Fyakuifwaila! Laziness and pomposity do not pay. Let this kelly mwansa dance a lebanese tune for once. These zambian workers are as lazy as they could be. If mwansa really needed money why doesn’t he open his own eatery and be in the same position and status as a lebanese employer. Kuitunfya ekwafulile mulumendo nemiponto elo takwata na pa kulala not even ka pamela in the house. If was one lebanese I was going to clobber him with locker hammer. Rubbish and useless kaponya. Sha!

  14. Sikufele   April 11, 2013 at 08:16

    If Zambians are not free in their own country, where else are they expected to express themselves freely? I am a black Zambian racist to the core. Let’s chase these Lebanese and Greeks from our country. After all, what do we get from those poverty stricken countries. They are a NUISANCE.

    • Mubanga   April 11, 2013 at 09:04

      That is pabwato for you!
      Toothless government whose sole goal is to hold bye-elections instead of bringing freedom to the Zambians.

      • Kingo   April 11, 2013 at 11:39

        Mubanga, what are you talking about? Fimbifimbifye, ubupuba bwekabwekafye.

      • Ichunsu   April 12, 2013 at 14:33

        No wonder they have stopped funding govt grants to ministries like Education due to by elections

  15. Mr Gupta   April 11, 2013 at 07:41

    In NO other country, not even America, can a foreigner setup a business, particularly a small business, that can be done by a local citizen. The law in America states that foreigners looking to open a shop in America, must buy one million dollars worth of infrastructure from within America and thereafter only employ Americans. The amount required is annually increased. In these same countries like Somalia, Lebanon, India, Russia, Eastern Europe, Greece, blacks are routinely spat on and sometimes killed for just being black. What if owned businesses the way they do here and ill treated their locals? We would be lynched and on top of that their locals wouldn’t even patronize our businesses in the first place. The reactions of the police and rapid reactions of anti robbery squad says it all!

    • rev.masipa   April 11, 2013 at 08:42

      yourself you cannot even setup a ka barbershop to employ your unemployed brothers who are busy smoking dagger in street corners yet a foreigner helps employ at least some people you say he is a foreigner, this is bussiness for locals, show us that you can do it by opening one

    • ZIMBABWE   April 11, 2013 at 10:14

      it is very true to the reckless uttarance you vomit out.
      So you should first of all understand why are this foreigners allowed to venture into small retail outlets.
      The simple logic is that the local people are a docile lot who do not know how to run a successfull business.
      Most of this so called black businessman who start a small business will first change his wife like changing his pants,will employ a secretary,will buy a VX on loan,will fire the exicting staff and employ his relatives,then fail and blame on black magic.
      with such an attitude you need to get foreign players to run the smallest business unit.

      • chola   April 11, 2013 at 13:11

        I know one Zambian businessman who did exactly that, bought a VX on loan and later sold a house to repay the loan! But Gupta is right too!…that’s the way to go…