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Musicians JK, Wile in Land Scam

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RENOWNED musician, Jordan Katembula and Wilson Lungu popularly known as JK and Wile have been linked to the selling of plot worth K300, 000 on false pretences.

State witness Rexious Chomba, 32, told the Lusaka magistrate today that the two musicians allegedly facilitated for the sale of a 60×40 plot in Chadleigh.

This is in a case Ministry of Lands employee Mwiza Phiri is facing one count of obtaining money by false pretences.

It is alleged that between January 9, 2019 and March 3, 2019, in Lusaka jointly and while acting together with other persons unknown, with intent to deceive or defraud, Phiri obtained K300,000 from Henry Mambwe by falsely pretending that he had a plot for sale .

The K300, 000 was entrusted to Mr Mambwe to buy land for Khangele Matutu, a South African businessman who has properties in Zambia.

(Source: Times of Zambia)

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Three people die in road traffic accident along the Great East Road

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THREE people have died while others are battling for their lives in Nyimba district after a truck they were in failed in its uphill climb, veering of the road and overturning in the process.

The accident happened in Nyalungwe area, 70 kilometers from Nyimba town, on Great East Road and involved was a truck that was carrying fertilizer from Beria in Mozambique to Lusaka. The truck failed to ascend and rolled back before falling into a ditch.

Eastern Province Police Commissioner Lackson Sakala said yesterday that two female and a driver died on the spot.

“The truck belongs to Lift and Shift Trucking Zambia Limited of Lusaka and the accident happened 70 kilometers from Nyimba Boma,” he said.

Mr. Sakala who did disclose the names of the deceased, said the bodies were in Nyimba District Hospital mortuary while the two others passengers who were seriously injured, were admitted to the same hospital.

(Story : Times of Zambia, Picture by Tamara Nyirenda)

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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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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

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Zambia Stats

8,501 Total Cases
246 Deaths
7,233 Recovered

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