Kitwe police ‘butcher’ suspected car thief

Killed by police in cold blood

Police in Kitwe Sunday evening repeatedly shot a man they suspected of stealing a vehicle from Lusaka.The C5 (a dreaded wing of the police for its killings) was given a tip from a member of the public on where the car was parked in River Side.

Armed to the teeth, the C5 swung into action and without saying anything opened fire on the suspect once they spotted him. Even when the suspect, or person presumed to be the suspect tried to give in, the police emptied their pellets on him leaving his bullet riddled body on the ground to the horror of residents.

One person who witnessed the extra-judicial killing could not believe what he saw.

He told the Watchdog ‘yes, criminals need to be brought to book. However, extra-judicial killings are an illegality which, unfortunately have not only become common but also acceptable to Government.

‘The sanctity of life in this country is under serious threat. What is happening now is a prelude to harder and nastier times. We need prayers for God to intervene.   Fellow Zambians, let us unite in prayer and save this nation.’

This car was suspected to have been stolen from Lusaka


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222 Responses to "Kitwe police ‘butcher’ suspected car thief"

  1. nuts   March 27, 2013 at 16:38


  2. chileshe   March 27, 2013 at 15:26

    ah anyway there is what we call natural justice. if you are so smart,so craft,and so slippery, managing to escape the law,nature will take care of you.

    he who kills by the sword will also be killed by the sword,we cannot save them from this law no matter how much we hate it.

    • Some-Of-Us   March 27, 2013 at 17:16

      The problem here is you and I do not know that the guy in the picture is he who killed by the sword. It is just the police’s words against … against … well, as it is, we will never have the poor guy’s words.

  3. Melvin   March 27, 2013 at 08:59

    It is easy for you guys my fellow bloggers to say these guys deserve it bt honestly, i feel there should be a system on hw these guys the c5 should operate. how do you open fire on a person who is unarmed? these thieves need to be punished bt not in that manner. 1 day it wll be you as in mistaken identity would you want them the c5 to open fire on you without hearing you out? come guys be real. as much these thievs deserve it, a proper manner in which they are eliminated.MHSRIP

  4. bunn   March 27, 2013 at 08:36

    They shud hav beaten him to within an inch of his life first..make him feel hw all th people these thieves traumatise feel before killin him..

  5. Concernd   March 27, 2013 at 08:31

    We were attacked on week Wednesday around 0455 hrs. thiefs broke the windows, we were even earing the window panes breaking and stole our phones… we were helpless.. I wud imagine how the way they acted from outside if they had to enter the house wat could have happened. Thieves are bad you have never bn attacked before. U wait and u will regret they were never born.

  6. channie-lou   March 27, 2013 at 08:28


  7. umushooter   March 27, 2013 at 07:30

    This guy was in and out of jail like it was his home and had been warned by the police to stop,his name was mohamed traore very notorious car theif..ZWD call this police brutality,well last night a family got attacked in chilenje and all the girls and women in the house were raped,according to watch dog if this gang was to be gunned down you would call it police brutality??

    • Some-Of-Us   March 27, 2013 at 17:33

      So, was he Mohammed Traore or Taliban Mulenga? At least one of those guys is a case of mistaken identity even on this site!

  8. Some-Of-Us   March 26, 2013 at 20:29

    Nevers “Spoiler” Kapenda found himself on the wrong side of law enforcement twice.
    The first time, there was a build up of his criminality. There was news of his violent crimes and by the time the police caught up with him, everybody wanted him caged. He was put through the courts, convicted and jailed. While he was in prison, he continued to make news as he slowly but surely reformed to the point of becoming a preacher. As the time of his release approached, there was again a media buzz and finally there he was, released and full of positivity. This was the end of his first encounter with law enforcement after which he vanished into anonymity. I’m one of those who took this to mean he was settling well into society.
    However, his second encounter with law enforcement came out of the blue. We were jolted with sudden news that he had been gunned down having been involved in a violent crime whose victim I’ve never since heard of nor do I have any idea where the crime scene was. I never heard of any funeral or burial for him.
    Now don’t get me wrong. I have been a victim of violent crime and I understand the sentiments of those who have similarly been. But allow me to say from the above example, I prefer the former. Kapenda was not my relative, but there’s a part of me that will always mourn his second encounter with the law.

  9. The-Truth-Commission   March 26, 2013 at 20:15

    the population of Zambia is way too much for the resources. that’s why there is poverty. we need to eliminate such punks to leave room for the new born’s & the innocent.
    They have all been warned….engage in criminal activities = getting blasted away(like in picture).
    To all of you who are supporting these criminals to live long lives….I hope this mans criminal brother visits your home tonight, You shall then change your mind!

  10. goodluck   March 26, 2013 at 19:17

    We should ve c5s in all towns .job well done. C5.

  11. team leader   March 26, 2013 at 18:37

    Anyway. There’s no small or big sins.

  12. AnAppealToCommonSense   March 26, 2013 at 18:19

    This is appalling, there are ethics in journalism, have you never heard of those? Take down this picture, this man has a family, too. Show respect for the dead if you want respect to be shown to you when you are late. Whatever the man did, he was also human. I cannot wait for them to change the laws in Zambia so that police are no longer able to shoot at someone who is running away. It is poverty and inequality that is behind most crimes; the less poverty there is, the less inequality, the less crime. You bloggers on here would be safer (from illness and from crime) if more was done to diminish poverty and inequality than if more people went to prison and police had more powers.

  13. ghostdog   March 26, 2013 at 17:07

    This little bit cheaper had a pis, he fired first immediately he saw the popo, he deserved more than a killing, they should have burnt his body too. If I were was near I cld be chopped his dic and stuck it in his ass so that he can fuc himself

  14. ghostdog   March 26, 2013 at 17:07

    This little bit cheaper had a pis, he fired first immediately he saw the popo, he deserved more than a killing, they should have burnt his body too. If I were was near I cld be chopped his dic and stuck it in his ass so that he can fuc himself

  15. Drake   March 26, 2013 at 16:07

    Good or bad, whatever you do will come back in one form or another; that would explain why the earth is “round”

  16. chika   March 26, 2013 at 14:33

    Kill them all

  17. Drake   March 26, 2013 at 13:53

    kill people that kill people to show people that killing people is wrong.

  18. katongo   March 26, 2013 at 10:10

    this no way to show that your above the law “SHAME ON YOU” the man tried to gave himself up but you killed him insited think of his family that man might have kids or a wife just because his stole you have to ask then act. i can’t believe things like this happen in zambia.

  19. sonson   March 26, 2013 at 08:46

    God bless C5 for destroying the devil’s agent

  20. Showz   March 26, 2013 at 06:47

    these guys have no mercy when they are stealing they deserve the out come. if he had a chance he would have killed the C5. C5 did there work congrates

  21. CHIEF JUDGE   March 25, 2013 at 18:42

    Noel Nkoma’s car?

  22. njovu   March 25, 2013 at 16:36

    Welldone top cops! The m/fuckers deserve it! This is the way to do it

  23. derailed pschyco,,,   March 25, 2013 at 16:35

    one can only understand how thieves operate not until they strike on you. WHICH IS RATHER SAD. these people know how they operate and they definitely did there home work. Bravo C5

  24. Barclay   March 25, 2013 at 15:38

    C5, well done. You guys really mean business and i commend u for the job well done. These thugs shd be completely eliminated. NIZII.

  25. Samboko   March 25, 2013 at 15:26

    Well done C5,i hope mine will also be recovered that was stolen on 31st january,2013 in kafue. Nadia SU TYPE,Silver in colour,Nov 1999 model,ALF 8490.

    • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 16:02

      you want it back come to kansegele,I saw it. Contact me

    • rb   March 26, 2013 at 11:39

      contact us, lightening may do on the culprits another silent C5 method

  26. cacy   March 25, 2013 at 15:22

    @ delele yachidulo,ur u a cop? Year record of dead criminals is so acculate.

  27. Bantustan By God's Design - EQTB   March 25, 2013 at 14:34

    Criminals think they have a safe haven under PF and thumbs up to the C5 ever alert and ready to eliminate unwanted elements!

    Kill the idiots!

    Warning to PF thugs engaging in criminal activities. C5 will catch up with you!

  28. castro   March 25, 2013 at 14:25


  29. The Undertaker   March 25, 2013 at 14:19

    Mweemba A and others who have not been attacked and savagely beaten and left to bleed by these thugs. I was once like YOU, believed in due he process and the law. But I can tell you this, if I was to meet the people who left me drenched in blood, six stitches in the head and I had a GUN, I WOULD GUN THEM DOWN.

    • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 15:59

      Two wrongs doesn’t doesn’t make a right,those your bad experience of thieves I understand your trauma but this is just too much,you can as well shot a person just to injury them so they face justice not executing them like this .may you over come your trauma and forgive.

      • Kapoli   March 25, 2013 at 16:07

        They have to be executed so their kids realise where the sausages were coming from!

      • sonson   March 26, 2013 at 08:40

        Mweemba we will wait for you to understand after you experience theives attack.

  30. DEE   March 25, 2013 at 14:07

    As much as i understand the law and respect it been a law student but i feel these dangerous criminals should just be given the same kind of treatment.i agree with u Mwansa,that they should have being trailing his criminal for some time and he proved to be c5!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 15:53

      If you agree with someone comment directly under the person by doing “reply”DON’T make us look for a mwansa here atase

      • tuku taka   March 25, 2013 at 17:07

        uli chipuba ufwaye mwansa uwanshi ulitako sana

        • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 21:32

          Write English too dull or what?

  31. MJ   March 25, 2013 at 14:04

    well done C5…u are right ephis.Paya mbila zoipa

  32. mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 14:02

    Even when 90% of you bloggers think this is right to me this is unprofessional, it doesn’t matter for how long they followed him,a life should not be taken away like this, if he was unarmed no need for police to do that and the point alit might miss out,if you support such actions you are giving fire free on anyone,look at the mob justice that always took place not all called thieves are thieves. Next time it will be your child hunt down like this for a small offence. Am truly not happy there is always a better solution than this. MHSRIP.

    • Affected   March 25, 2013 at 20:27

      Yes there is always better solution… Provide some suggestion bro

      • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 21:34

        Kiss them for example. Atase foolish question

    • GOOD OLD DAYS   March 25, 2013 at 20:51

      my wo/man, u ‘ll understand that these thugs need this type of treatment when they pounce on you. criminal are mercyless, they can kill u for a mare phone, imagine that. What better way, court then prison? what a waste of tax payers’ money.

      • mweemba A   March 25, 2013 at 21:36

        Am just mweemba A and gay, what about you?

        • Black bull   March 27, 2013 at 08:17

          I know you @Mwemba A. you are a hard core criminal. we are watching you. if you continue with your crimes you will end up in a similar way. warning from FG (C5)

    • Hamwanza   March 26, 2013 at 03:51

      When prosecuted the case will drag on until they are acquitted on technicalities. Bravo C5 n

    • sadam husen   March 26, 2013 at 11:54

      where money is spent let no one came and get freely. if he didnt want to be shot like that he should have agreed with owner unlike just geting without permission, viva c5

  33. Delele ya Chidulo   March 25, 2013 at 13:49

    I thought C5 was finished yangu mayo these guys are paid to kill , i remember Map Patel in lusaka and his group Kamanga now late he has joined the thieves he killed in hell. that was the time car theft was at its peak in the 80 and 90’s, we had Car thieves like .. George Nyangu, Milton kayumba, Nelson simfukwe, jimmy chigwedere brother to marrian, the Kachingwe brothers, Boyima Musadilire, Stephen chawinga, chris Bauleni , kennedy phiri Billy, Davie waziwanda or kalinso because he had one eye, Sam yamalezi , Adam Nyangu nephew to Gearge , the owners of Insaka in chilenje south ,Mudenda of Malila Bar Kabwata , Boki, Jeff Masamba, william Banda, Nyange shot and his brother chibwabwa who was also shot on kabwe road, the kayeye brothers ( william banda not related to the UPND thug) the list is endless. most if not all are dead

  34. YOTAM LUNGU   March 25, 2013 at 13:23

    Good c5 that is the only way of stopping them continue with the same spirit the prisons are full.Just continue killing them.

  35. Mwansa   March 25, 2013 at 13:22

    Usually Police don’t just open fire like that. This should be someone whose activities they have followed for some time and they might have even warned him for a number of times.

  36. gizo   March 25, 2013 at 13:21

    you guyz r jst haters, he got his matching orders.

  37. Controlling the Poor's Finances   March 25, 2013 at 13:13

    Well done C5!!!! Thanx 4 recovering ‘Alpha Lima Echo 7 1-nner 3 4’ (ALE 7134).

  38. Preacher   March 25, 2013 at 13:08

    no justice

    • Mwansa   March 25, 2013 at 13:23

      Instant justice

      • satana mudyelekezi   March 25, 2013 at 13:38

        he has learnt it in a bad hash way. anyh wAY in life works follow u. congrats c5

        • tonto fever   March 25, 2013 at 15:08

          He hasn’t learnt any lesson cos he is dead

          • Form four   March 25, 2013 at 16:46

            No he is not there is life after death…..

    • Pulu   March 26, 2013 at 16:09

      No justice, my a s s, wait until these f o o l s attack you and your family

  39. Gadamuka   March 25, 2013 at 12:51

    Why not catch him alive so that he can face the wrath, the agony, the pain than butchering him like that. Bad timing.

  40. bigimuna jebu   March 25, 2013 at 12:49


  41. chaona   March 25, 2013 at 12:44

    My friend’s car was equally stolen from home around 0450, in fact the car was seen been driven past the window, but by the time they were opening the burglar doors the thieves were gone and up to now no clue, this happened in Kalulushi a fortnight ago.

    • Mwansa   March 25, 2013 at 13:24

      The thieves of Chiluba and Kaunda eras are back!!

    • Vizungu   March 25, 2013 at 13:52


  42. magwazavi   March 25, 2013 at 12:42

    You can only condemn ba c5 when u ve never expirienced what thieves do.Good job mabwanas

  43. Imprezza   March 25, 2013 at 12:41

    I support the killing of this Criminal, if he was innocent why didn’t he just surrender instead of hitting back? Those condemning this act should realise that criminals have no mercy, just a forty night ago 8 gunmen forced their way into one of the houses in chawama and commanded the husband to make love to his wife in their presence, and the man refused. instead they told him to watch while they took turns.Pathetic. C5 well done.

  44. nchimunya   March 25, 2013 at 12:32

    job well done guys. we should never allow crime to take its roots in zambia again.

  45. dollar silly yaa"   March 25, 2013 at 12:31

    paya galu

  46. Prima donna   March 25, 2013 at 12:24

    Good ridence

  47. kachepa   March 25, 2013 at 12:17

    These criminals have no regard for humans . Good Job cops. Puncture their heartless hearts

  48. kachepa   March 25, 2013 at 12:15

    These criminals are very dangerous and are ready to kill at any would be the next victim any time. Go Go Cops PUNCTURE Their heartless hearts