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Buses can reach the destination if within 50 km after 21 hours says RTSA, Zambia Police Service

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Govenment says that the SI 76 which was signed in October last year which restricts the movement of Public Service Vehicles and vehicles in transit between 21:00 hours and 05:00 hours does not apply to Public Service Vehicles on a local route. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba on October 28th 2016 issued Statutory Instrument (SI) number 76 which restricts the movement of Public Service Vehicles and vehicles in transit between 21:00 hours and 05:00 hours.

In a joint statement issued by Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga and Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, it has been clarified that the Regulation does not apply to Public Service Vehicles on a local route within a local authority area. ” A local route is defined as a route within a local authority area or within a radius of fifty (50) Kilometres from the main post office or the local authority,” reads the statement.

“Therefore, any vehicle within the radius of fifty (50) Kilometres from the main post office or the local authority at 21:00 hours should be allowed to reach the destination.” The two institutions have urged the traveling public to report any drivers or traffic officers contravening the provisions of the regulation through the RTSA toll free line 983 or ZP toll free line 991. Mubanga and Katongo have warned that any person who contravenes the provisions of the SI commits an offence and is liable upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding one thousand penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both.

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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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07 Mar 2021, 7:59 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

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