POLICE in Kitwe have arrested five members of a gang of suspected copper thieves commonly known as jerabos for allegedly attacking two people from a rival group and stabbing one in the buttocks.
The suspects also got away with K7,000 cash from one of the victims whom they battered when they went to check on their machinery at a slag dump called Black Mountain in Wusakile.
After being beaten, the victims went to Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) to seek treatment but the suspects followed them and continued with the assault, stabbing one in the buttocks.
Copperbelt deputy commissioner of police Byemba Musole said in an interview that the incident happened on Monday at 18:30 hours.
He said police have arrested the suspects and charged them with aggravated robbery.
Mr Musole identified the suspects as Charles Bupe, Simeon Kalobo, Kelvin Tembo, Junior Tembo and a man only identified as Gift, all of Kitwe.
We arrested five people in Kitwe, who beat up a man and got away with K7,000 cash.
The five have been charged with aggravated robbery since they used force to get the money,” Mr Musole said.
He identified one of the victims as Terry Kayamba, who is admitted to KCH.
in zambia we ar poo so people wnt to kill each other okey lungu mwana wambwa
CWE CWE CWE PA NKOLOKO…POLICE Z BUSY FUNDRAISING IN ROAD BLOCKS..FAILING TO CONTROL GANGS
CAGE THEM AND SWALLOW PRISON KEYS,THEY’RE MURDERERS AND CRIMINALS.WHERE ARE THE KITWE LAYWERS EG ELIJAH BANDA AND NYIRENDA,THESE CHAPS HV GONE TOO FAR,ITS HIGH TIME YOU GUYS WOULD PUT THIS TO BED
Pipo are free 2 do what ever they want as long they are PF cadres,HH lead us to the promised land.
uku ku samwa,aku hospital sure!!
You unstab yo friend kwitako ati iyo ubule copper! kwena kasaka ulishilu!
Kikikiki jeraboz,ati stabbing ku matako,WTF..but y..shit
Who gave them the black mountain ? Lungu did.
Let’s be honest…these won’t even spend a lot of time in those cells…we all knw why??
Guys mwalasa umu fella kwitako??
amafi yekayeka ifwaupuba
Youngson was gud leader,he was a family man nd he used 2 take gud care of every1 in da group,neva sin him robin a person nd no 1 in his family wil b lik him.his bro think he can take over by organisin a group of guys 2 attack 2 guys nd rob them nd they claim 2 b abapondo wen their commander cnt win a fight on his on,he hz jst exposed himself coz a lot of pipo used 2 spare him bcoz they respected Youngson may his soul rest in peace.
We hear there is a big jerabo in the goverment.
Where is Kambwili so tht he praise them??
This iz wht we whr tokng abt aftr Youngon died, twalelanda ati these pipo are criminals nd thy did not desrve the presence of govnt ku cililo, u carders mwalitutuyka no kututuka.
#kambwili should praise them, kaili thy r uniting youths!!!
mafia in zambia? Lungu ? Are you there
#Mwiimbi, follow events because if you just comment based on your thoughts you expose yourself. Youngson you talk about was a Jerabo, yes; but he was other things too. He was a neighbour, parent and guardian, member of some social groups and was even a friend of Christ as he was a Convenor at one of the UCZ churches on the Copperbelt. So, because Kambwili attended the funeral that makes him a criminal? Wise one, what are you going to say about the UCZ which conducted Youngson’s funeral sermon – a bunch of criminals? Reason with your God given brain NOT your politically motivated bitterness.
very good point…..some people ar just dull they dnt reason
Iwe idiot,dnt u knw dat jerabos are criminal,,?,naiwe kadha ka lintso,ve u eva seen a person hu dsnt reason? I xpect ua 1 of those dull pipo.
#Roman, fake name, you’ve no ability to engage in a debate where brains are used. Bitterness is evil in itself. Shallow minded rogues like you should not be on social media but in class trying to improve their perceptual ability. May be a brain transplant can help.
Well done Police for arresting Jerabos! Keep it up!
That’s what I thought Jerabos do, so I was surprised with the glory given to their leader when he died
lol in the buttocks
they are behaving like the because government does not want to condemn their acts,just when their leader died government was there praising them,so we expect more unlawful behaving from them,nowondet they had guts to stub their friend pa hospital
If one of the victims had died they could’ve followed him to the grave
Yakosa manje, agra!
kikikikikiki…how to starb ur friend in the buttocks…..
This guys dont ned 2 compose a PF song 4 them 2 get out, But all they ned z 2 inform government through Kambwili dat yo boys a’ve put us behind de bars nd de government wil ask 4 forgivness frm dis criminal by threatin and intmidatin de police by flashin them out of empl
But these are the same pipo our government prefare over chines inverstors
Tomoro thy wil b pardoned by lungu.
Tomoro thy wil b pardoned by lungu.
ZCCM introduce mine police bcoz of copper theft, that was 1960s. Jerabos hv been existing under different names
These re the very people the govt is praising so much. They don’t even pay task. When we tell them that the jerabos re criminals and thieves others refuse. Now look @ what they re doing day light and our police officers re powerless. Probably, they re out already because they have money and the blessing fro the government.
Kwena batumpa sana ama guys aba. Naku hospital konse bakonka? Awee its too much.
And when one of thèse low lives dies,u hear praises like “hé was a freedom fighter”freedom fighter my foot!
And you legalize the stupidity !!
if those guys make a lot of money from that slag,how more does the mines like KCM and MOPANI make?zambia is very rich but only the brave and crooks get it rity
That’s how life is if you have money you can control anyone
These ar kambwili’s friends,when their boss Youngson died few weeks ago,Kambwili attended the burial procession,so this simply shows that these gays hav strong bonds with current govt.So what can a police officer do?
nothing my friend mwandi
Not only in Zambia, everywhere in the world it happenes, go in USA people are being killed by unknown gangs even in churches and in prisons under police surveillance, recently it happened in France.
And your point??
so just that it happens in other countries..we should tolerate such here?
Just watched on movie , it is not realistic
zambia is a failed country where a person can commit a crime and gets away with it
Even the Kingdom of Christ is a “failed” Kingdom because Criminals go to church and even give offering! How about that?
Is diz wat we call a christian nation?,,,I think diz country is being ruled by cadres/jerabos
Kitwe tefintu atase ati ba jerabo
These boys are out of hands….and when they die people worship them for their ill manners…really sad.what sort of a human does that to a fellow human.Christ intervain.
zambians ati lungu’s boys those chaps have been their God knows since wen,2mro hh wil b in power ati bantu ba hh get a life n brush a dirty political mind off ur head
lungu’s boys what can police do?NOTHING
These guys use money, they ‘ll soon be out.
nice present waitin 4 them.