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THIS JUST IN: PiLato, Laura Miti, Sean Tembo acquitted

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LUSAKA Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile has acquitted activists that were charged and arrested for staging an unlawful assembly and causing a breach of peace.

Civil society activist, Laura Miti, musician Fumba Chama(PiLato) and Patriot for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo and 3 others were acquitted this morning.

The six were arrested last year when they protested at parliamentary grounds during the presentation of the Budget by the Minister of Finance.

The protest was staged over the purchase by Ministry of Local Government of 42 fire tenders for $42million.

But when the matter came whether the six had a case to answer, Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile discharged the activists for insufficient evidence presented by the prosecution.

They were represented by lawyer Keith Mweemba.

(Details coming.)

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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, 2:37 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

7,903 Total Cases
203 Deaths
6,431 Recovered

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