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18 passengers admitted to hospital after a power tools bus accident in Kapiri Mposhi

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THIRTEEN passengers have been admitted at Kapiri Mposhi district hospital and five at Kabwe General Hospital following an accident which happened on Great North road.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu in a statement that the accident occurred today at around 07:30 hours at Kabowa area about seven Kilometers South of Kapiri Mposhi town on Great North Road.

He said involved in the accident was a Kansonso Malokota aged 52 of house number 18/84 Jack compound Lusaka who was driving a Zhongtong bus registration number ADD 5736 property of power tools of kitwe with 53 passengers on board from Ndola to Lusaka.

Mr Hamoonga said the accident happened when the driver was overtaking in the process of coming back to his lane, he lost control and the vehicle went to fall on the left side of the road.

“The following passengers sustained serious injury and are admitted to Kapiri Mposhi district hospital, Besnert Phiri aged 51 sustained fractured Left arm, Abeles Phiri aged 81 sustained a cut on the head and chest pains, Memory Chanda aged 35 sustained general body pains,Japhter Mponkoso aged 30 sustained general body pains and cut on the right arm,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said 18 other passengers sustained slight injuries and were treated at the same hospital.

He said the motor vehicle had its windscreen and right side damaged.

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Eight Croatians who were charged with attempted child trafficking have been discharged.

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A MATTER in which eight Croatians were arrested and charged for attempted child trafficking of four children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been discontinued.

This is after the state made an application for the matter to be discontinued under section 88 (a) of the Criminal Procedure Code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Last year, the eight were arrested at the airport in Ndola on suspicion that they were attempting to traffic four children aged between one and three-years-old.

Damir Magic, an electrical technician ,Nadic Magic, a chemical teacher, Subosic Zoran, a musician, Immovic Subosic, a Constitutional Court administrator, Ladislav Persic, a veterinary doctor, Aleksandra Persic, a dog beauty stylist on ,Noah Kraljevic, a human rights activist and Ivona Kraljevic, a proxy woman at that country’s national theater, were arrested and charged for attempting to traffic children they had claimed to have adopted.

The couples who had been booked at a named lodge in Ndola had initially booked their rooms without having the children in question, but three days later, staff at the facility noticed the children when one of them could not stop crying.

However, the state through advocate Mahape Libakeni applied for the discontinuation of the case.

He said the matter which was meant to come up for continuation of trial was being discontinued by the people.

But, magistrate Dominic Makalicha who has granted the application in giving his ruling has warned that the discontinuation is not an acquittal.

“The matter is therefore discontinued. However, a reminder is that this is not an acquittal ,but a discharge,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 6th Februray, 2023)

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12 people, among them teachers and a nurse arrested for attempting to sell a pupil living with albinism

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POLICE in Mongu have stopped an inhumane and evil attempt by 12 people who  allegedly wanted to abduct and sell a 17-year-old boy living with albinism from a named school in Western province.

The 12 who have been arrested started plotting to abduct and sell the boy last year in October, but a quick response by police has led to their arrest.

Of the 12 arrested suspects, they include four teachers including a school matron aged 53, a nurse aged 33, a taxi driver and two men who work at a barbershop in Sefula, Mongu District.

The suspects were also found with diazepam tablets which were meant to put the victim to sleep once they captured him.

Zambia police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale who confirmed the incident said the 17-year-old boy of Sefula Combined school for the blind and living with albinism was meant to be captured by the suspects, but police intervened.

“Police recovered some medicine which were labeled as ‘Diazepam’ which and after interrogations, it was heard from the suspects that the medicine was intended to be given to the victim once he was captured.Police also recovered 12 cellular phones which were used for communication by the suspects. Investigations revealed that a plot to traffic a named Albino who is a learner at Sefula combined school for the Blind in Mongu District of Western Province started in October 2022 and a picture of the victim was sent to the purported buyers in Lusaka,” he said.

He said the suspects were all picked on Saturday between 01:00 hours and 04:00 hours in Sefula, Mongu District.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 6th Februray, 2023)

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Unknown criminals attack Israeli ambassador to Zambia, stealing her diplomatic passport among other items, police say 

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ISRAEL’S Ambassador to Zambia Ofra Fargo was last week attacked by unknown people who robbed her of her bag containing an IPhone, Diplomatic passport, credit card and other personal items valued at USD$4,950.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspects.

Police spokesperson Danny Mwale said the incident happened last week Friday, February 3rd around 22:30 hours along Manda Hill road in the capital city.

He said the suspects are believed to have been driving a white vehicle whose other details are not yet known.

“Brief facts are that the victim was  walking from the eating place behind Manda Hill shopping Mall in the company of her colleague only  identifiedas as Alex to Sarovar Hotel. During the attack, she was pushed to the ground and sustained general body pains.She was rushed to the hospital for medical attention,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 6th Februray, 2023)

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06 Feb 2023, 7:27 AM (GMT)

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