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Millions of Kwachas, US$ 58,000 found stashed in the bedroom of fired Minister of Agriculture, Dr. George Chaponda

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Malawi has raided and seized various items from various premises regarding the maize saga between Zambia and that country. The operation was done after the Bureau obtained search and seizure warrants from the court It is in the public domain that in December, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau recorded a complaint alleging that procurement procedures were not followed in the procurement of maize from Zambia by ADMARC. Anti- Corruption Bureau Senior Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala has disclosed in a press release and made available to Mwebantu that the Burean has been conducting investigations into the matter. She says the Bureau sent its officers to Zambia in January where they together with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia interviewed various people whom it felt had information relevant to the matter. “On 21st February, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted a search and seizure operation on various premises after it obtained search and seizure warrants from the court,” Ndala explains. “The Bureau would like to appeal to members of the public to hold their patience as the investigation is continuing.” She has stated that investigations of such magnitude require enough time to ensure that the process is conducted thoroughly and is done in conformity to legal requirement. “During the search and seizure process, the Bureau seized various items including documents, computers, phones and cash amounting to MK124,500,000.00, $57,500.00, R22,370 and other currencies in negligible amounts from the various premises that were searched,” she has revealed. She days the money has since been deposited with the Reserve Bank of Malawi. Meanwhile Ndala says the investigation are still ongoing.

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Be wary of fraudsaters, in our recruitment process, police warn

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 POLICE have cautioned members of the public wishing to apply to join the police service to be weary of fraudsters who may create fake Facebook accounts using particulars and pictures of police officers with the motive of defrauding them.
In a media statement, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the police have not engaged any company or persons outside the institution to receive application letters on its behalf except for Commissioners of Police who are based at respective Police Provincial  Headquarters.
She police have already put in place modalities on how to receive application letters from applicants.
“All application letters should be taken to Police Provincial Headquarters,” she said
Mrs Katongo further said applicants are not expected to pay any money for them to submit application letters or secure employment as the whole process is done at no fee.
“We therefore, call upon members of the public to report all those that would be found soliciting for money from applicants on pretext that they would facilitate the securing of employment,” she said.

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Pit latrine collapses, two children die after falling into the sinkhole, while they were bathing

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TWO juveniles from the same family have died after a pit latrine they were bathing from collapsed on them.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said police recorded a case of drowning in which two juveniles believed to be from the same family.
Mr Mwale identified the deceased as Cecilia Mainza aged 10 and Gloria Mainza aged Eight.
He said the incident occurred on January 28, this year around 17 hours in Kanyama West Compound.
“Neighbours managed to retrieve the bodies as the parents of the two were not at home at the time of the incident,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the bodies of the deceased were deposited at University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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Youths clash in Lusaka, damage private property, police say

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FIVE unruly youths have been arrested for damaging properties belong to some residents of George Township in Lusaka.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu that police in Lusaka received a report in which groups of the youths aged between 21 and 25 were reported to have  clashed  in Lusaka’s George Township.
She said the incident happened on Sunday between 15:00 hours and 19:00 hours and in the process , the youth damaged windows panes of nearby houses belonging to some residents within George Township.
Mrs Katongo said the cause of the clash is yet to be established.
“Police have so far arrested five male suspects namely, Kennedy Mbao, John Phiri, Cosmas Bwange, Joseph Phiri and Mwila Banda, all of George Compound and have been charged with Malicious Damage to Property and are detained in police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said one of the suspect was found with a sharp knife and it has been kept as an exhibit.
“Of late, there has been  increased complaints from members of the public in the area concerning unruly youths terrorising members of the public.  Police have therefore embarked on an operation aimed at getting rid of such criminal elements from communities. All members of the public with information that could be helpful in this operation can report to police,” she said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

07 Mar 2021, 9:19 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

82,011 Total Cases
1,116 Deaths
77,609 Recovered

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