INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned that police will deal with those planning to hold a protest today.
In a short statement issued today, Kanganja said police are already aware that the protestors are streaming from some bush around chalala area in Lusaka.
We are already on the ground. Patrols continue. We are also aware that they are streaming from some bush around chalala, ” Kanganja said.
He said the unlucky protestors will have to blame themselves because the Police will deal with them accordingly.
One person dies in a road traffic accident in Lusaka, police say
ONE person has died in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred today around 05:00 hours on Great east road in Lusaka’s Marshland area.
Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo has confirmed the accident in a statement to Mwebantu.
Mrs Katongo said Bornface Tembo 49 of Garden compound who was driving a Toyota corolla registration number ABV 9569 sustained serious injuries while a passenger on the same motor vehicle identified as Peter Sampa whose age is not known, died on the spot.
She said a woman identified as Jacqueline Makayi aged 26 years of Rhodes Park in Lusaka who was driving a Toyota Lexus registration number BAL 6246 from west to east sustained serious injuries.
Mrs Katongo said the accident occurred when the driver of Toyota Lexus misjudged clearance distance or speed of the Toyota corolla hence hit into it.
“The injured are receiving medical attention while the body of deceased is in the mortuary awaiting postmortem,” she said.
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483 people die in road traffic accidents during the third quarter of 2020, police say
POLICE say 483 people died in road traffic accidents during the third quarter of 2020 out of the 390 fatal accidents that were recorded.
And police say a total number of 7,756 road traffic accidents were recorded during the same period of which 1,206 people were seriously injured, and 2,228 persons were slightly injured.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said 4, 019 were recorded as damages only road traffic accidents.
Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 4,335 followed by Copperbelt with 1,130 whilst Northern and Western Provinces recorded the least with 131 and 162 road traffic accidents respectively.
And Katongo said K12 million was raised from admission of guilty fines in the same period under review.
Zambia Air Force Officer dies in road traffic accident in Lusaka, police say
A Zambia Air Force officer has this morning died in a road accident after he failed to negotiate a curve near Interland Puma filling Station along Burma Road in Lusaka.
The officer identified as Gabriel Joshua Dick aged 29 years of Twin Palm Zambia Airforce Base who was driving a vehicle with registration number ACX 5071 sustained head injuries and died on the spot.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed that the accident happened today around 06:00 hours when the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and over turned.
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