Monthly Archives: May 2013

Black Friday attack at Matero Church

The event today at Bible Study Church of Africa (BIGOCA) where thugs suspected to be from the ruling party – Patriotic Front (PF) stormed the church and beat up people protesting against high living cost due to removal of subsidies is the worst governance thing to have happened in the history of Zambia since 1964 […]

Sadists Enjoy Seeing Others Suffer – Rupiah

FORMER president Rupiah Banda says there are some funny people and sadists that enjoy seeing others suffer. And magistrate Obister Musukwa has set Monday as a date for inter parte hearing of Banda’s application to have his police bond conditions varied. Banda said in an interview after a court appearance in Lusaka yesterday that he […]

Militia Attack on Church Grounds for Impeachment – CDDR

According to a press release circulated by the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR), today’s attack on a group of protesters holding a meeting in a church by a government-sponsored militia may represent grounds for the opposition to seek the impeachment of President Michael Sata. In the press release, the CDDR emphasized the […]

NGOCC Condemns Attack On CSOs By Patriotic Front Cadres, but Police blame the organizers of the event

The Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has condemned in the strongest terms the violent attacks by Patriotic Front cadres on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that gathered today at Matero’s Bible Gospel Church in Africa for a prayer meeting. The prayer meeting was held on the removal of subsidies because of the denial by the […]

60 percent of subsidy was benefiting Mines – PF Deputy Minister

Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Government says over 60 percent of the subsidized fuel was benefiting big mining companies in the country. Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice president, Harry Kalaba said this was why government removed the subsidy because it was not much benefiting the Zambian people. He said there was no way […]

Armed suspected PF thugs storm church beat Clergy, Journalists damage cameras

Armed suspected ruling Patriotic Front (PF) thugs Friday stormed a Church in Lusaka beat the Clergy, Congregants and Journalists who were having a service praying for government to rescind its decision of removing subsidies on fuel and maize. The thugs armed with matches, pickaxe handles and all kind of weapons stormed BIGOCA Church in Matero […]

AfDB: The Afro-Optimist, the Afro-Realist

The 48th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank – and the 39th of the African Development Fund – were officially launched under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco this morning. The King himself may only have been able to send us a message – we are “a solid, reliable […]

PF Militiamen Assault Black Friday Protesters

Patriotic Front cadres armed with sticks and sjamboks this morning unleashed their brutality on Civil Society Organizations members that had gathered at Matero’s Bible Gospel Outreach Centre by beating up the conveners and others that had gone to attend the rally to protest the removal of subsidies. The procession that had peacefuly convened had among […]

PF should admit that Chikwanda’s budget has collapsed-Nawakwi

Opposition FDD leader Edith Nawakwi says Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda must be bold and admit that his first PF national budget has burst. Ms Nawakwi said Mr. Chikwanda must go back to Parliament and present a fresh mini budget and admit that his budget has collapsed mid-way through the financial year. She said the removal […]