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RTSA secures 609 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it has secured 609 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic offences committed in May this year.

RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa has revealed in a statement and said that the highest convictions were for expired test certificate with 84 convictions followed by expired road tax with 82 convictions.

Mangolwa said using of Hand held phone offences amounted to 69 convictions, Obstruction of roadway by Motor vehicle with 63 convictions, Dangerous driving with 61 convictions, Uninsured motor vehicles with 51 convictions and Unlicensed drivers with 47 convictions.

He said other offences also included unsecured load, Failure to obey lawful instructions, Failure to obey traffic signs, Failure to secure a minor and Failure to wear seatbelt.

“This is from a total of 704 cases taken to the Fast Track Court for the month of May 2019 with some individuals having multiple counts (offences) resulting in a total of 988 offences,” Mangolwa stated.

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The Lion that escaped from Munda Wanga Captured

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AUTHORITIES have allegedly captured the Lion that escaped from Munda Wanga in Lusaka.

The lion was seen by various residents of Lilayi as it prawled the area.

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Five passengers sustain injuries in a road traffic accident near ZNS Makeni along the Kafue Road, police say

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FIVE (05) passengers have sustained minor injuries while their driver escaped unhurt after a Toyota Gravia they were traveling on overturned near ZNS Makeni along the Kafue Road.

And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says contrary to what is circulating on social media that the vehicle flipped on a newly constructed Fly – over Bridge in Makeni, the accident near ZNS – Garrisons, away from the bridge, yesterday around 19:30 hours.

Katongo said the accident happened when driver of the Toyota Gravia registration ALR 965, Mulenga Mwape of Chilanga Parkland, lost control of the motor vehicle due to excessive speed and in the process went to hit into a traffic sign post and the motor vehicle later over turned.

Katongo said during the process of overturning, the vehicle subsequently hit into the flight liner motor vehicle registration number AEG 1154 which was being driven by Tapera Brian, a Zimbabwean national aged 36 years old.

And Katongo said the driver of the Toyota Gravia survived unhurt while five passengers sustained minor injuries.

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ACC arrests Former Senanga Subordinate Court Magistrate for corrupt practices involving K1,200

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FORMER Senanga Subordinate Court Magistrate Chama Mutambalilo has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for corrupt practices involving K1, 200.

Mutambalilo aged 50, of Kamwala South in Lusaka was charged with one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretences and is scheduled to appear in court soon.

ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has told Mwebantu in a statement that the suspect on dates unknown but between 1st October 2016 and 31st December 2016 whilst working as a Magistrate at Senanga Subordinate Court in Senanga District of the Western Province obtained K1,200 from known persons purporting that the said money was required as logistical support for him to undertake a Court scene visit when in fact not.

And Moono said the suspect has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon

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