THE Zambia Police Command has ordered its officers to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp, to stop the continued abuse of social media by police officers who post articles and pictures intended to put the Zambia Police Service in disrepute, an official said on Tuesday.
The command has directed that all administrators of social media groupings must be closed with immediate effect and that failure to do so will attract severe disciplinary action.
And the command said the decision was necessitated by an observed continued abuse of social media by police officers who post articles and pictures intended to put the Zambia Police Service in disrepute.
Man allegedly murders his 70-year-old father on suspicion of practicing witchcraft, police say
A-34-YEAR-OLD man of Kabwe is on the run after he allegedly murdered his 70-year-old father on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.
An axe was allegedly used in the act and the victim sustained a deep cut on the head.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the incident happened on January 14 this year around 16:30 hours.
She said the suspect identified as Wina Muwowo is on the run after leaving a suicide note indicating that he was going to commit suicide.
Mrs Katongo said a man hunt has since been launched.
“Police in Kabwe received a report of murder in which Samuel Muwowo of Chipepo area in Kapiri Mposhi District reported that his father John Muwowo aged about 70 was murdered by his son Wina on suspicion that he was a wizard,” she said.
Meanwhile, Police in Chililabombwe have arrested a man identified as Charles Phiri 24 in connection with the murder of Stanslous Chalwe Makofi aged 38 of Zambia Compound.
Mrs Katongo said the incident is reported to have occurred when the deceased was alleged to have stolen four plastic chairs and upon being apprehended by the now suspect in the murder case, was beaten and later taken to the Police with a deep cut on the forehead and was complaining of general body pains.
“Police rushed the victim to Kakoso Hospital for medical attention where he later died after few hours. His body is in the mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is detained in police custody yet to be charged,” she said.
Chipolopolo boys are safe in Cameroon, FAZ says
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)has assured the nation that the Chipolopolo boys and all participating teams in the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) are safe.
This follows repeated inquiries on the safety of the Zambia National Football Team in Cameroon ahead of the CHAN Cameroon 2020.
In a media statement issued by FAZ communication manager Sydney Mungala, association president Andrew Kamanga, who is part of the organizing committee of the CHAN says some security concerns were raised and an assessment sought by the participating teams from Confederation of African Football (CAF).
“CAF safety and security department can confirm to you that we have received all necessary safety and security guarantees from the government of Cameroon, and we are satisfied with it
There are, however, some security concerns which we are very much aware of and they exist in both the Southern and Northern part of Cameroon,” Kamanga said.
Kamanga said the CAF risk assessment has classified Cameroon at level four risk which is substantial but neither severe nor critical.
He said CAF has further recommended several safety measures by the teams to ensure that they do not deliberately place themselves in harm’s way.
Zambia is in Group D and based in Limbe which is in Southern Cameroon which is embroiled in a long-standing political conflict.
Group D has Guinea, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. The opening game in Limbe is on January 19, 2021 which will see Zambia face Tanzania while Guinea will battle it out with Namibia.