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Kenya wins African vote to seek UN Security Council seat

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KENYA has been endorsed as the UN Security Council candidate with 37 votes against 13 in the second round of voting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

And Zambia’s ambassador to Ethiopia who is also Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba attended the Permanent Representative Committee(PRC) Meeting.

He said after two rounds of voting, Kenya emerged the winner beating Djibouti with 37 votes against 13.
Kenya will now contest at the United Nations for a one-year non-permanent seat in elections slated for next year in June.

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Police arrest Chilombwana who raped women while armed with a Machete

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POLICE in Southern Province have apprehended a suspect who has been on the wanted list in connection with the spate of rape, unlawful wounding, arson, and assault cases experienced in Zimba and Kalomo Districts.

The suspect identified as Lucky Kaluwe aged 19 years commonly known as Chilombwana was apprehended by members of the public in Chilobe area of Chief Sipatunyana in Zimba District.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement said the suspect who had been on the police wanted list is alleged to have been armed with a Machete each time he committed offences and was relocating to other places after committing offences.

Katongo said the suspect was handed over to police on yesterday around 05: 30 hours by Mapatizya Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda.

“He has been Charged with one count of Arson, five counts of unlawful wounding and three counts of Rape. He is detained in custody and will appear in court soon,” Katongo said.

And Katongo commended members of the public in Chilobe area for acting swiftly in apprehending the suspect and further called on all those who could have been victims of attacks by the suspect to report to police.

(Picture by Byta FM)

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9 year old boy of Monze dies in an ox-cart accident, police say

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A nine (09) year old boy of Kwanu Village in Chief Choongo’s area of Monze District has died on the spot after an ox-cart he was in overturned.

Meanwhile, a 35 year old woman of Lusaka’s Bauleni Compound has allegedly been murdered by her boyfriend.

The accident happened yesterday at about 08:30 hours at Moonga Village in Monze and Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the victim as Alick Hasumbwe.

Katongo said the accident happened when the ox driven Cart, on which the victim was traveling in, hit into a stone and overturned.

And Katongo said the body of the deceased has been deposited in Monze Mission hospital mortuary.

Meanwhile, a 35- year old woman of Bauleni Compound in Lusaka has allegedly been murdered.

Katongo said Alice Nyangu was found dead yesterday at around 11:00 hours in her house.

“Scene was visited and police suspect the victim to have been murdered as bruises were found on her left eye among other injuries,” Katongo said.

She said preliminary investigations have indicated that the victim had fought with her boyfriend in the night of 01 August, 2020 at unknown time .

And Katongo said police have already picked one suspect in connection with the murder while the body of the deceased has been deposited in the UTH mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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Seven family members killed in house fire, police say

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SEVEN (07) members of the same family in Chongwe have been burnt to death after the house in which they were sleeping in caught fire.

The inferno happened yesterday around 20:00 hours at Shisholeka village, Chief Nkomensha in Chongwe District.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement and said the deceased have been identified as  Misheck Njovu five (05) years, Maggie Matibenga aged six (06) years, Emeldah Moro aged four (04) years,  Marvin’s Moyo aged three (03) years, Rebecca Matibenga aged three (03) years,  Amon Matibenga aged one (01) year two months, and Harriet Matibenga all of the same family.
Katongo said Lawrence Muzolewa, 43 years who is the owner of the house and Gift Matibenga aged 12 years who were also in the house at the time of the inferno  survived with burns on their faces, hands and legs.
And Katongo said the owner of the house is admitted to Chongwe District Hospital  while  Gift is in Levy  Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital.
And Katongo said it is believed that the fire started when Lawrence was pouring Petrol in a container which later  spilled on a brazier and engulfed the house.
She said the bodies of the deceased are in Chongwe District Hospital mortuary awaiting post-moterm.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

06 Aug 2020, 7:42 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

7,022 Total Cases
176 Deaths
5,667 Recovered

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