Shikapwasha, Chanda Chimba, Mwanajiti locked up

ronnieFormer Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha has been arrested and detained at Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka.

Stand Up for Zambia documentary producer Chanda Chimba the III has also been arrested and detained at the same Police station.

Lt General Shikapwasha has been charged with two counts of abuse of authority of office.

Chanda Chimba has been charged with two counts of unlawful printing and publication contrary to section 5(1)(2) of Chapter 161 of the laws of Zambia.

He also been slapped with the charge of being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Former Zambia Daily Mail deputy managing director Davies Mataka and consultant Ngande Mwananjiti have also been arrested and jointly charged with corrupt acquisition of public property and revenue collection.

They were all arrested this morning after appearing for questioning before the government joint investigations team.

The Stand up for Zambia documentary produced by Chanda Chimba III was critical of President Michael Sata during the run up to the 2011 elections aimed at discrediting his candidature.

Also expected to be questioned is former Ministry of information Permanent Secretary Sam Phiri.

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173 Responses to "Shikapwasha, Chanda Chimba, Mwanajiti locked up"

  1. Sam Jizzah   January 10, 2013 at 08:16

    Let the law take it’s course. If they are innocent, they will be acquitted of the charges. But if not, they still have the right to appeal. No one is superior and we expect the same to happen in the next Government. If a thief in Chibolya can be burnt for stealing clothes on a neighbors line, why should a leader be spared for stealing from the nation? Let’s not misuse resources meant for the benefit of all Zambians for our selfish motives.

  2. Zed@crossroad   January 10, 2013 at 07:58

    My comment please

  3. Zed@crossroad   January 10, 2013 at 07:58

    Some days one would wish to start a day on a positive note, but that cannot be the case under PF government. The only people who are positive about the current situation are either cadres or from Muchinga being rewarded with contracts and jobs.

  4. De Kabwana   January 10, 2013 at 07:39

    imwe naimwe ba pf bweleni ku buntu….mwilachusha imyeo shakayele, concerntrate on your promises of development u idiots….

  5. stephen IPS   January 10, 2013 at 07:21

    When you are in power do the correct things because when you are out the law will follow you. this is what is happening to these cadres. And zambian watchdog do encourage wrong things. If today am in power and am stealing, When am out am not supposed to be proscuted

  6. Monze   January 10, 2013 at 06:48

    One word for most of this. Veagence!!!! Us Christians we say veagence is for the LORD.

  7. wajimona   January 10, 2013 at 06:33

    I heard Kabimba on the radio last week say that if the PF were vindictive, they would hav locked up Chanda Chimba 111but was walking the streets as a free man.Where is Chanda now.I leave this to Kabimba to answer if at all he is an intelligent man.

  8. rocky   January 10, 2013 at 06:02

    Probably another by-election looming. The MP may jump ship in order to save his skin.

  9. Khulungile Siphamandla   January 10, 2013 at 05:29

    Mwabakunda bamanyoko – nobana ba babwa. What a waste of government.

  10. big bucks   January 10, 2013 at 05:06

    Zed is really a Baswell Circus…

  11. Vigil Citizen   January 10, 2013 at 03:18

    Chanda Chimba deserves an award not arresting him. What he was saying is what is happening. Even worse. You are the man.

  12. Smoking Gun   January 10, 2013 at 00:45

    Do worry Zambians Fred,Nchito,Kabwamba and Satana are giving Zambians ammunition free of charge the day they will use it there will be no hiding place in Zambia for these thugs.

  13. thinking   January 9, 2013 at 23:59

    PF cadres are really trying to protect there boss. Chanda Chimba and Shikapwasha warned us about what is happening to this country. They have a right to do so , wrong or right. It is a constitutional right. If you do not like the truth then rejoice in their arrest. A just court will set them free.

  14. Big Man   January 9, 2013 at 22:22

    It would have been better if PF remained in the opposition and just chose Sata to be chair over task force.Otherwise there is nothing they are doing,just wasting there time.

  15. No Name   January 9, 2013 at 22:17

    I think Zambia needs an expertriate as its President seriously, maybe Thabo Mbeki or better still Nelson Mandela could have done better to head this Country.

    • mwila   January 10, 2013 at 05:55

      man dont go that far. Guy scott can do a better job. He is the only one not bickering and his statements are meaninful and solid….

  16. kknikk   January 9, 2013 at 21:46

    Mah wewewewe,,,,my beautiful mother zambia. A nation full of intellectuals yet so poor materially. Individuals that can speak sense yet have never archieved non on their own. Citizens willing to blame any any leader without any personal effort to show for. May thee Almighty God deliver us.

  17. We the People   January 9, 2013 at 20:34

    Fred and Kabimba said that there will be blood shed in Zambia in the run up to 20th September, 2011. They wanted power by all means even by force and lies. The nation was intimidated and they got the instruments of power.

    Today they are using power to suppress and victimize their perceived enemies – God will punish these monsters.

    But I love the saying that the PF should not forget; that those who live in glass houses do not throw stones!We will meet then one day, if they will be no more, we will follow their children or grand children, all the way to their graves – and charge them for Possessing Property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

    Watch this!

    • Rabid Dog   January 10, 2013 at 04:49

      @We the People you are one in very few Zambians who know the facts, you are a true son/daughter of the soil. Yes PF and Yakumbuyo Mm’embe wanted bloodshed that’s how satanic they are. Infact the Linyungandambo is a brain child of the PF/Mm’embe but now it is a thorn in Sata’s flesh. Remember the 2011 Mongu riots came a few days after Sata had addressed a rally and basically incited people to rise against Rupiah Banda and the MMD? Today Sata is not allowing any rallies.

  18. Patriot   January 9, 2013 at 20:24

    Tomorow the post toilet tisue will be sold in numbers.

  19. mubupe   January 9, 2013 at 20:15

    Anybody out there knows where can I find Chipolopolo T-shirts, FAZ said on TV last night?

    • senseless ntombeshako   January 10, 2013 at 04:11

      What did they say i help you.

    • senseless ntombeshako   January 10, 2013 at 07:20

      Go to kamwala and ask the chinese

  20. Mpongwe   January 9, 2013 at 20:14


  21. Mpongwe   January 9, 2013 at 20:10


    • senseless ntombeshako   January 10, 2013 at 04:13

      Youtube search for chanda chimba 3

  22. Prolly   January 9, 2013 at 20:06

    How quickly things have gone so bad in Zambia, it’s really unbelievable. CCIII shouldn’t be locked up for the Stand Up documentaries. He was criticising Sata, who was not the President then. Shame on Sata for using office this way, what a small minded and mean man he is. To mess with an army figure is also very unwise in a country that is becoming more unstable because of how it is being run. No Plan.

  23. Ruth Hams   January 9, 2013 at 20:06

    Praying to God for his will unto zambia. Zambian leaders and citzens need God’s hand for guidance

  24. cleo   January 9, 2013 at 19:42


  25. stakeholder   January 9, 2013 at 19:23

    chanda chimba’s articles were full of prophesy whether you like or not, cos what he said is happening

  26. ndox   January 9, 2013 at 19:19

    zambia the real africa

  27. S   January 9, 2013 at 18:51


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  28. SOJO   January 9, 2013 at 18:41

    Don’t worry u pipo who hate Sata,becoz it is the law that wil b read in court not what one thinks. If what these guyz did was not wrong they wil b aquited. But if they thot that they have instruments of power and can do anything against someone who kud’nt defend hm o herself,the time of reconning is now. If Winter 2day acts merciless towardz otherz,wil u b the first one 2 defend him when his out of govt? You seem not 2hve forgiven Sata so u insult him alot,how then do u expect Sata 2 4give otherz while u can’t. This is how evil yoselves are.

  29. Black Bull.   January 9, 2013 at 18:36

    Mwanajiti was on radio last week,Fridy edition of Let the people talk program.He is one guy I have been following in his discussions,he articulate issues very well,but last week he sort of fell short of the standard he’s been known for.He was very categorical when it came to condemnin the opposition for the wrongs they do,but his language was sugarcoated when it came to government ills.The same issues some callers were raising are today confronting him.Hard lucky my man but next time call a spade a spade,not a big spoon.

    • wajimona   January 10, 2013 at 06:39

      I listened to that program, and couldn’t believe that was the same Mwanajiti I knew!There was some fear in his voice.

  30. solo   January 9, 2013 at 18:28

    Sata is a dog. Dog dog. Damn this president. Where is the army. Please do a ka bagbo on sata.