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Faking it: Lusaka man sentenced to prison for production of counterfeit driver licenses

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THE Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic Offences has convicted a Lusaka man for being in possession of equipment used in the production of counterfeit Driver Licenses, contrary to Section Laws of Zambia.

Magistrate Amy Masoja convicted Mr. Christopher Sinyangwe to three years imprisonment with hard labor. Magistrate Masoja has also fined, Mr. Sinyangwe K5, 000.00 each for two counts of unlawful imitation of Driving License contrary to Section 217 of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002.

Particulars of the offence are that, Mr. Sinyangwe on unknown dates but between 1st and 24th September 2018, without lawful authority did imitate and produced a Driver’s License in the name of Chrispin Tembo, deemed to have been issued under the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002.

In the second count, Mr. Sinyangwe without lawful authority imitated a Driver’s License in the name of John Mudenda, which was deemed to have been issued under the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002.

In the third count, Mr. Sinyangwe while knowingly, had in his custody an HP Central Processing Unit, a Gateway monitor and a printer HP desk jet 2130, instruments used for producing imitated counterfeit Driver’s Licenses.

In passing judgement, Magistrate Masoja said she was sentencing Mr. Sinyangwe in order to stop acts of forgery in society and deter would-be offenders.

Meanwhile, the court last week convicted and sentenced two Lusaka residents, Mr. Emmanuel Sichilima and Mr. Gibbon Lungu to eight months imprisonment with hard labour for attempting to obtain a Driver’s License by false pretence contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is elated with the Courts’ judgement as it would serve as a deterrent measure to would be culprits.

This is according to a statement availed to Mwebantu RTSA Head of Public Relations, Fred Mubanga.

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Police have arrested 43 people for illegally patronizing bars and night clubs amidst the COVID-19 health restrictions

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested 43 people for illegally patronizing bars and night clubs amidst the COVID-19 health restrictions.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the arrests were made during an operation which was conducted last night.

She said among those arrested are 16 females and 27 males who were picked from different premises including Shamrock Lodge where 17 people were apprehended, Scorpion Night club where seven people were apprehended, Zero Degree Night club where 12 were apprehended, KCC Night Club where three people were apprehended.

“All the mentioned night clubs are located in Kabwata Others were apprehended from Chawama and Woodlands,” Katongo said.

She said they have all been charged with Conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

Katongo said the police will make a recommendation to the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to revoke trading licenses on all erring bars and night clubs.

” Among the arrested were bar attendants. These operations will continue countrywide hence members of the public are advised to adhere to Public Health regulations and avoid finding themselves in confrontation with the Police,” said Katongo.

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10 year old girl of Mumbwa dies after she was defiled by two men of the same family, police say

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A Ten (10) year old girl of Mumbwa has died after she was defiled by two men of the same family.

The deceased child was found in unconscious state and rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement and has identified the suspects as Harry Kandolo aged 25 years and Jack Kandolo aged 20 years both of Makondo Village in Chief Kaindu of Mumbwa District .

Katongo said the incident happened on between Sunday at 18:00 hrs and Monday at 11:00 hrs at the same village.

“The victim later died in Mumbwa District Hospital at around 22:00 Hours on 10th August 2020 and the body is in Mumbwa District Mortuary waiting for post-morterm, Katongo revealed.

She said the suspects have been apprehended and are detained in Police custody yet to be charged with murder.

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Trade Kings motor vehicle broken into K 98,000 stolen, police arrest three suspects

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TWO (02) Zimbabwean nationals and one Zambian have been arrested by police for breaking into a Trade Kings car and stealing cash amounting to K98, 000.

And police have recovered K84, 000 out of the total stolen money and are further still looking for one more suspect who is still on the run.

Police around 11:30 hrs received a report of theft from motor a vehicle from Trade Kings Muchinga, Luapula and Northern regional manager Abbas Hussain aged 46yrs.

“He reported on behalf of the company that unknown persons did steal cash money from the company’s motor vehicle namely Toyota hilux bearing registration no. ALZ 3825 silver in color which was parked at indo Zambia bank along Independence road d/kasama by way of unlocking the drivers door and got away k98,025,” Hussain reported to police.

Acting on the report, the police made a follow up and found the criminals at Mwiluzi along Mbala-Kasama road where they had parked their Honda CRV registration No. ALP 2712 silver gray in color as they were changing a the front tyre.

Upon being challenged, the criminals ran in different direction and in the process, one suspect named Ndlovu Basil Bhekumuzi aged 40yrs of Bulawayo a Zimbabwean national was shot at in his left side of the thigh.

The two other suspects namely Soames Ndlovu aged 32yrs of 133 Matero East Lusaka also a Zimbabwean national based in Bulawayo and Silvester Phiri aged 38yrs of Matero Lusaka were apprehended.

“The suspect who was shot is recieving Medical treatment at kasama General Hospital whilst one suspect namely Amin (Mr Moyo) is on the run,”

Police have since retrieved K84,000 from the suspects and the vehicle which was being used has been impounded and kept as exhibits.

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