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All ECL 2021 motor vehicle number plates are illegal, says RTSA

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has dismissed all ECL 2021 motor vehicle number plates by saying that they are all illegal.

Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga said all ECL 2021 number plates are not registered by the Agency.

He said even if the number plate was to be applied for, only one vehicle would be authorized to bear it

“There can only be one person who can apply for that ECL plate number because it’s provided for under the Road Traffic Act. It is only one vehicle at one particular point that uses those personalized number plates and anything outside the provisions of the law are illegal. That is why we are saying that as for now, all the number plates that are bearing those numbers are illegal because they are not registered with the Road Transport and Safety Agency,” said Mubanga.

On Friday, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba told parliament that all vehicles with number plates such as “Commando 1”,  “Number 1 Bootlicker”, and ECL 2021 were illegal.

But Mushimba said ECL 2021 could qualify under the Vanity and personalized number plates because it had a maximum of three alpha letters and a maximum of four digits.

“Madam Speaker, ECL 2021 under vanity and personalized registration could be approved and given to a vehicle,” Mushimba said.

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Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19

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ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.

Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.

“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.

And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.

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General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital 

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FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.

He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.

A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.

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Zambia Security Intelligence Services (ZSIS) Director General dies

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THE Zambia Security Intelligence Services (ZSIS) Director General Mr. Samuel Nkhoma has died.

Mr. Nkhoma died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday morning.

(Details later.)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

09 Aug 2020, 3:14 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

7,903 Total Cases
203 Deaths
6,431 Recovered

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