A SPORTS WRITER, Dewan Steyn has confirmed that a Zambia veteran athlete, Francis Mukuka was killed by a hit-and-ran vehicle in Pretoria, South Africa.
“Tragic news I just received is that Francis Mukuka one of Zambia’s greatest marathon athletes through the years (and living in Pretoria since becoming a veteran a few years back) was killed a few hours back on a road outside Pretoria by a speeding car, while walking next to the road”.
“Francis absolutely dominated his age groups through the years and won the World Masters marathon and 10000 meters titles in Durban in 1994.”
“Francis was some distance away from the road with the car rolling several times while the driver apparently also got seriously injured”
Dewald Steyn specializes in Sport reporting, cross-country, middle and long distance and lives in Pretoria.
Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday
A ZAMBIAN truck driver has been burnt to death after a fuel truck he was driving caught fire, reports have indicated.
Simon Mulonga, an employee of Juba Transport is said to have died in Zimbabwe where the accident happened.
He celebrated his birthday on Saturday.
It is not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Mulonga was married to journalist Chikumbi Katebe.
Zambian Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs nominated for three awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
ZAMBIAN Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs of Interfashional Africa has been nominated for three (3) awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
(i) African Fashion Brand of the Year
(ii) African Female Designer of the Year
(iii) African Fashion Stylist of the Year Female.
Juliet Mayida Jacobs is former runway model, international pageant judge, Last year’s Zambia fashion week challenge winner and she recently showcased at this year’s Lusaka July in September.
Voting for Designers Award Africa starts on the 27th of September and will close on the 26th of October 2020. – https://elfrique.com/s/DAA
INSTAGRAM; @juliet_jacobs & @interfashional_africa
RTSA calls for safety of pupils as Schools open on Monday
In a statement, RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga also cautioned against the use of unsafe vehicles such as open vans and tracks to transport children to schools.
He said the increase in the number of vehicles on the road during this period poses a great risk to all road users if traffic rules and regulations are not adhered to.
And Mubanga has appealed to all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to observe appropriate speed limits.
He further implored PSV drivers to observe public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the travelling public.