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DEC arrests1,279 people in the first quarter of 2019 for various drug related offences

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THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in the first quarter of 2019 arrested 1,279 people for various drug related offences countrywide.

This is against the total of 1, 376 arrests that were recorded in the same period in 2018.

And the Commission says 35 people were arrested for money laundering activities involving a total of K13, 937, 421.61 and $199, 300 US dollars.

DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo said the Commission further arrested eight people for being in possession of counterfeit notes amounting to K6, 600 and $100 respectively.

Meanwhile Katongo said the common trends observed included an increase in theft by public servant and fraudulent false accounting as predicate offences to money laundering.

Katongo further said other typologies noted included increases in self and third party money laundering mostly involving the acquisition of real estate and motor vehicles in the names of the suspects and other persons.

She said of the total arrests recorded for drug related offences 1, 206 comprised males and seventy-three (73) females as well as 78 juveniles.

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South African Award-winning Rapper AKA’s Fiancee dies in a Cape Town hotel tragedy

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Tragedy has truck AKA and the Forbes and Tembe families as his Fiancee, Nelli Tembe, jumped off the 10th Floor of the luxurious Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town this morning and has sadly passed away. Police have opened an investigation into the death and events that took place at the five-star Hotel.

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Fela in Versace” which was a global success and is widely considered one of the most successful and talented Hip-hop artists to come out South Africa.

The Sunday World broke the news that AKA’s fiancee, whom he engaged 2 months ago, had battled depression and allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the skyscraper building in Cape Town’s CBD. It is reported that AKA is not taking the death of his fiancee well, and is surrounded by close friends and relatives.

News of his engagement went viral on Social Media as it was announced that AKA had paid “Lobola” for Nelli Tembe and the death has come as a shock to the Forbes and Tembe families and a statement from both families is reportedly to be issued soon.

In a post on both Instagram to his 2.8 million followers and Twitter to his 4.8 million followers, the popular Rap Artist shared a picture of Nelli Tembe’s hand with a ring on her finger on the 22nd of February 2021. The caption read: “21/02/21 – love of my life said Yessss”.

A video posted on Twitter shows the General manager of the Pepperclub hotel, Efi Ella saying that he got a call around 7:30am that they was an incident and the Police were called immediately.

“It is a young girl, aged 22. At this stage the Police are still investigating.”

“Paramedics on scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

“She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.

Western Cape’s SA Police Service Media Liaison, Captain FC van Wyk has said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” the police said in a statement.

It is alleged that AKA was in the hotel with Nelli Tembe prior to the tragic event that took place. This is a developing story and more news to follow as the investigations are carried out.

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Zambian truck driver who was shot in South Africa dies

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A 37 year old Zambian Truck driver who was shot at by unidentified people at Beit bridge border in South Africa has died.
Stephen Nansowa died at a Hospital within Limpompo province where he  was receiving medical treatment for gun shot wounds.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti confirmed the death of Mr. Nansowa.
He said arrangements were being made by his employers to repatriate his remains to Zambia.
General Miti has since wished the bereaved family God’s strength during this difficult time.
Mr. Nansowa was few weeks ago attacked and shot at by suspected criminals while in his truck waiting to be cleared by customs at the border.
The matter was reported to local Police who instituted investigations but no arrest has been confirmed so far in connection with the attack.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First
Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia High Commission in South Africa.

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Ndola Police arrest teen “vampire” girl

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A THIRTEEN-year-old girl of Ndola has lodged in a strong bid for the title of ‘Zambia’s Most Bizarre Crimes’ after she turned into vampire and sank her teeth into the privates of a 4-year-old girl she kidnapped.

With names withheld due to the age of both the offender and victim, Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi has revealed that police have detained a 13-year-old girl of Mapalo Township in Ndola for biting off the private parts of a 4-year-old fellow female child.

According to police investigations, the 13-year-old picked the toddler from a random yard in Mapalo Township and embarked on taking the child for prayers in Chipulukusu Township.

However, passersby were alarmed by the wailing child who was also dripping blood. They effected a citizen’s arrest and noticed that the infant had bite marks on her private parts and was bleeding profusely.

Uncharacteristic of Zambian mobs which usually apportion beatings on offenders, the girl was handed over to Mapalo Police Station where she remains detained.

Meanwhile, police say that earlier in the day at 14:00 hours, Mary Kalima,40 the infants mother had reported to police of her child missing.

Meanwhile, the community of Mapalo has been divided over the incident with some saying the offender was involved in occult dark arts hence her puncturing the infant to drink blood whilst the less superstitious have alleged that the girl was insane.

(Source: Kalemba)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

13 Apr 2021, 3:55 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

90,064 Total Cases
1,227 Deaths
88,077 Recovered

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