Police fire teargas at thousands of Choma Residents waiting for HH

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FB_IMG_1453881077808Police in riot gear fired teargas canisters at thousands of Choma residents who had peacefully lined up the streets to welcome UPND president Hakainde Hichilema


The situation got bad as the people retaliated and started fighting back, our Correspondent in Choma says.


Two Police officers were badly beaten by youths.


A youth snatched a tear gass canister and threw it into a police vehicle prompting the officers to run in all directions for safety. It was at this moment that the youths pounced on the panicking men in uniform and administered instant mob justice.


Some cars including one for the police were intensively damaged in the process.


The Lusaka, Livingstone road between Golf Club and Choma Museum was temporary blocked with stones,huge logs intended to block Police vechiles not to come out of the station to man the road.


By 19 hours the residents were still waiting for the arrival of HH who made stopovers in Mazabuka, Monze and Chisekesi.


HH who is accompanied by his two Vice presidents – Canisus Banda and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba will be meeting all aspiring candidates from the Southern province tomorrow.


16 Responses to Police fire teargas at thousands of Choma Residents waiting for HH

  1. Police why? Its too much! This is incompetence of the highest order! When people feel enough is enough even the uniform you put on will not deter them from taking the action they want to as you just become as ordinary persons as them. Now police it seems invited the lynching they received as they put professionalism to the wind by firing a teargas canister instead of using tact if they wanted the people to disperse! Anyway who knows? Your actions may as well be your own way of abetting Lungu’s exit for one can not say everyone in the police service is happy with the situation pertaining in the country!

    January 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    • I have warned the police before that when people are treated unjustly they take matters into their own hands and fight back with a force the police can not handle.

      January 27, 2016 at 12:15 am

  2. That’s what happens when you step on people’s rights too much. They react so negatively that you fail to handle.

    Chimba Nzeenzi
    January 27, 2016 at 2:24 am

  3. Just imagine how these people will react if HH loses the August 11, 2016 elections!

    January 27, 2016 at 5:46 am

  4. Yah, well taught a good lesson. Failure to read people’s mood is your downfall ba cop. Your silly oppression of Zambians cant be allowed to continue especially in an election year. Nurse your injuries in peace.

    January 27, 2016 at 5:48 am

  5. kikikikiki. its like when you disturb bees. They will do anything and all to you. the police earned the beatings and humiliation for the sins they committed against Choma humanity

    January 27, 2016 at 5:50 am

  6. Teach them a lesson because it’s too much of them behaving in unprofessional way.

    Chimba Nzeenzi, comment_author_url_7a38989bbd2a38a923e30191193d9937=https://Zambianeye
    January 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

  7. PF evades the Ndola airport are left scot free by Police, but UPND supporter giving solidarity to their leader are teargased what a country. From the two scenarios which one should the Police react with teargas?

    January 27, 2016 at 6:47 am

    • Imagine can we function and call wrong right .Surely PF is evading an airport right?What was the offence of Choma people or Copperbelt people who were teargassed last November?To PF brothers its okay for Police to kill UPND for any reason…they call invading an Airport without a Permit okay.

      Truth Seeker
      January 29, 2016 at 7:51 am

  8. African for you in case you didn’t know. But I am sure the majority Zambians are as resolved as I am to change government no matter what. So guyz in police uniforms together with whoever is sending you this time around munama.

    January 27, 2016 at 7:05 am

  9. Shame upon the IG and his PF thugs in Zambia Police uniforms. Remember soon it will be 11.08.2016. Zambians all over the country want HH and UPND. Don’t be cheated by the finished Edgar Lungu and Panga Family that they will change your lives, NO NO NO. It is time to vote for peace, development and good governance which can only come from HH and UPND.

    January 27, 2016 at 8:11 am

  10. #LunguMustGo

    January 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

  11. Viva HH

    January 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

  12. Elo lwanya. Ba PFukepaishishamo fye abana babene. Thats the sign showing that the Police in Choma are against HH. Surely why teargassing peaceful people waiting for their president? Bakapokola, malibu yakuifwaila nangu bakutule linso. Pliz leave them do what they want so long they are not making fighting noise. Enough is enough guys.

    Hidden Objects
    January 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm


    Jata Noiluma
    January 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  14. where are the two format Presidents to give direction on how the country should be governed.Kaunda and band are just guiet meanwhile things are get bad daily

    January 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm

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