EIGHT (08) people among them four foreign nationals have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for unlawful possession of devices meant to overcome security measures for protection, unauthorised access to data.
The suspects have also been arrested for being in possession of implements for forgery and four counts of theft involving over K181, 000.
DEC Deputy Spokesperson Kamufisa Manchishi said the suspects are identified as Lili Yaxang, 27, a Chinese businessman of Shizexlan Province, Xu Kai Song, 28, a chef of Herbei Province in China and Yang Fang Deng, 27, a baby seater of Red Lantern Hotel in Lusaka.
Katongo said others include a Ugandan computer engineer and mandarin translator identified as Cliff Bagonza, 32, Allan Mwenya Kabwe, 39, Ben Mwita, 43, and Teddy Moonga Zulu, 39 all Zambian businessmen and Noabazake Banda, 44, proprietor of Cool Breeze Lodge in Lusaka.
Manchishi said the suspects were nabbed as they conducted various transactions involving Point of Sale (POS) machines to dubiously access funds using fake debit cards.
He said the Commission has since seized implements used by the gang including debit cards, card writers and readers, laptops as well as a Point of Sale (POS) machine.
Manchishi said four foreign suspects are currently in Police custody while the four local suspects have been released on Police bond awaiting appearance in court.
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.