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322 people died in road traffic accidents recorded in the second quarter of 2020, police say



POLICE say 332 people died in different road accidents which were recorded in the second quarter of 2020.

And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the command has raised K9,483,524 in admission of guilt fines in 2020.

Katongo in a statement said a total number of 6,143 road traffic accidents were recorded during the same period or which, 275 were fatal.

Katongo said 1,016 people sustained serious injuries while 1,770 sustained slight injuries.

Katongo said out to the total out of the total 6,143 accidents recorded,4,019 were Damages Only road traffic accidents.

She said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 3,212 followed by Copperbelt with 1,121 whilst Western and Northern Provinces recorded the least with 130 and 125 road traffic accidents respectively.

Katongo said most of the accidents in the second quarter of 2020 were attributed to human error such as excessive speed, misjudging clearance distance, failing to keep to nearside, cutting in, and reversing negligently.

And Katongo said police have noted increased levels of compliance by road users.

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A 31-year-old nurse of Kitwe allegedly raped while on duty in ward, police say



A 31-YEAR-OLD nurse of Kitwe has allegedly been raped by her workmate, a clinical officer while on duty.

It is alleged that incident happened at Care well private clinic in Nkana East while the victim was working when a clinical officer identified as Mathew Fwalanga took advantage of her.

Copperbelt Deputy Commissioner of Police  Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the incident in an interview.

Mr Namuswa said the suspect remained behind to study after he knocked off from work.

He said the victim asked to use the suspect’s phone but as she returned it, Fwalanga grabbed her hand and twisted her right hand from behind, pulled her into the ward.

Mr Namuswa said Fwalanga then forced her to bend down and pulled down her uniform trousers and pant and then penetrated her.

“It is alleged that the nurse asked for help from the suspect to phone the security guard so that she can send him to buy food. It was at this point that the clinical officer took advantage of the victim knowing that they were only two in the clinic and raped her,” Mr Namuswa said.

He said attempts by the victim to shout for help did not yield any results as there was no one at the clinic.

The deputy provincial police commissioner said after he finished raping her, the suspect left the health institution and is currently on the run.

“We have launched a manhunt to bring the suspect to book while the victim has been taken into hospital for medical examination and treatment after she complained of abdominal pains, “he said.

This comes barely days when Zambia is commemorating 16 days of gender activism to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.

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Lt. Nigel Musonda Mwaba arrested in Lusaka



POLICE in Lusaka have apprehended a murder suspect in the case of Doctor Tasila Tembo.

Danny Mwale, Deputy Police Spokesperson has told Mwebantu in a statement.

Lieutenant Nigel Musonda Mwaba aged 33 of Plot number 3827 Balastone, Lusaka West was spotted at Memorial Park around 16 hours.

Lt. Mwaba has been positively identified by officials from the Ministry of Defence.

He is currently detained in Police custody.

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Two kids aged 3 and 5 die of suffocation after getting trapped in car, police say 



TWO children aged three and five years have died in a stationary Toyota Corolla which was parked in their yard.
The incident happened at Kabila Village in Livingstone’s Linda compound.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale told Mwebantu in a statement that a Mr  Samuel Choongo  aged 36 of  the named area reported to police that his son identified as Manase Choongo aged three together with his neighbour’s son identitfied as Joe Mubita aged five died in a Toyota Corolla which was parked at his residence by a friend after it developed a mechanical fault.
Mwale said the two minors were playing in the car and were only discovered dead with the all the doors and windows closed .
And Mwale said police have opened an inquiry file and the bodies of the deceased children have been deposited in Batoka Hospital Mortuary awaiting  post-mortem

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01 Dec 2020, 11:47 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

17,647 Total Cases
357 Deaths
16,998 Recovered

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