by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Aug 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Aug 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 20 Aug 2018by Joseph Mwenda on 20 Aug 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Alex Chilumbwe on 21 Aug 2018by Alex Chilumbwe on 20 Aug 2018by Diggers Correspondent on 20 Aug 2018by Alex Chilumbwe on 16 Aug 2018
by Diggers Reporter on 20 Aug 2018by Stuart Lisulo on 16 Aug 2018by Abraham Kalito on 15 Aug 2018by Stuart Lisulo on 15 Aug 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Aug 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 15 Aug 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 15 Aug 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 14 Aug 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Mukubesa Mundia on 27 Jul 2018by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018by Elias Munshya on 11 Jun 2018by Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika on 31 May 2018
by Diggers Editor on 21 Aug 2018by Diggers Editor on 21 Aug 2018by Diggers Editor on 20 Aug 2018by Diggers Editor on 16 Aug 2018
by Abraham Kalito on 5 Aug 2018by Abraham Kalito on 3 Aug 2018by Joseph Mwenda on 24 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 23 Jul 2018
- Guest DiggersCLOSE
Police stop farmer’s lone protest walk againBy Daniel Chansa in Kitwe on 30 Apr 2018
Police in Kitwe yesterday stopped a white famer and businessman Kelvin William Soper, for a second time, from holding a lone protest walk over land allegedly grabbed from him by Northern Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga.
In March 2018, Soper wanted to walk a 360-kilometer stretch to State House in Lusaka on a mission to plead with President Edgar Lungu to intervene in his land crisis.
Soper claims Kamanga had gotten 600 hectares of his land and obtained title without his consent.
“I am married, we have 13 children and nine grandchildren at the farm. This Kamanga is a problem. So I am walking to State House,” Soper said.
On Friday, Soper told News Diggers! that despite him giving police necessary notification, no feedback was given to him.
“I have done what is needed but the police including the high office have not given me any feedback. So in search for justice, I am walking this Sunday starting at 05:00 hours. I ask for your support and prayers,” Soper said.
“I do not need a permit to recommence walking in peaceful appeal to see the Kateka at state House. My walk restarts on Sunday 29th 2018 at 05:00hours on the Kitwe- Ndola highway.”
But police stopped Soper Sunday morning just after reaching Maposa area.
“When I reached Maposa, Police officers came and told me to go back. They said that they had received instructions from High Command that I shouldn’t proceed. I didn’t resist, they picked me took him to Kitwe Central Police. I have gotten assurance from Police Deputy IG Malcolm Mulenga that this issue will be sorted out, and that is how I agreed to go back,” said Soper adding that the fight was not over.
In March Kamanga threatened to take legal action against Soper and explained his position on the matter in a leaked letter.
“As discussed with you Sir, in our earlier Telephone conversation, a Mr Kevin Soper, a British Citizen domiciled in Zambia is reportedly marching to Lusaka to meet His Excellency the President, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu accusing me of having grabbed his farmland in Kitwe. The facts of the matter however are that I was duly offered the said land (a subdivision of Farm No 3416) by the Kitwe City Council following a Supreme Court Ruling which directed the council to re-plan and offer subdivisions of the said farm to interested developers. The judgement arose out of an appeal by Mfubu Ranch (the owners of Farm 3416) to the Supreme Court against Somore Ltd (belonging to the late former Wusakile MP, Barnabas Chela and SOPER) who had allegedly illegally obtained Title to their Land,” the letter read in part.
“It might interest you to note, Sir, that there are several farmers who have since proceeded to develop their land, including the late Hon Chela who was also offered part of the subdivided lots. It might also interest you to note that I have been at the said farm for close to ten years. The allegation therefore that I have grabbed land from Soper is not only mischievous but intended to malign me and the Government of His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, most especially to the International Community. I have as a consequence instructed my lawyers, William Nyirenda and Company, to commence legal proceedings against Mr Soper.”Related Items
- Target grand corruption, not only the weak and vulnerable - Mwenye
- There's no law that prohibits citizens form criticising any judgement - Chipimo
- Zambia to issue new "electronic passports"
- Speed cameras not meant to collect fines but change attitudes - RTSA
- Mwanawasa used his career as a lawyer to advance law, order in Zambia - Maureen
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend