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Man loses his life over a torch, police say

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A 21-year old man of Choma has allegedly murdered another man by kicking him on the abdomen after the diseased refused to give his torch to the suspect.

And police are looking for the suspect who had been identified as Busiku Chimbwene aged 21 of Kayuma Village in Chief Siachitema of Southern Province.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement to Mwebantu said the suspect when to the victim’s house on Friday around 22:00 hours and attempted to get a torch from him using force.

She said after the victim refused him, the suspect kicked him on the abdomen and he died the following day around 09:00 hours.

“After the victim denied the suspect access to the torch, the suspect kicked him in the abdomen after which he became unwell. The victim later died from home on 15th August, 2020 at 09:00 hours,” Katongo said.

And Katongo had identified the victim as Joshua Simasikwe of the same village and that his body is in Choma General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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Two people die after floor tiles they were offloading fell on them, police say

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TWO people have died after floor tiles which they were offloading from a truck  fell on them whilst they were inside a container.
The incident happened on Tuesday around 16:00 hours at Kalatrade Industries Ltd which is located in 15 miles area along Great North Road, in Chibombo District.
And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement identified the victims as Johnson Ntaulo aged 27 years and James Lupiya aged 37 who were workers at the same company.
She said officers who rushed to the scene found bodies of the victims still stuck and were found with head and chest injuries.
And Katongo said the bodies have since been deposited in the UTH Mortuary and an inquiry in the matter has been opened.

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Mother, two children killed in car crash along the Mansa-Samfya road, police say

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FIVE people have died on the spot while 17 others, among them the driver sustained injuries after a Toyota Hiace minibus they were on had a tyre burst and overturned along the Mansa-Samfya road.

The accident happened on Monday, 21st September, 2020  around 16:30 hours at Lusenga of Chitambo area along the named road.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed this to Mwebantu in a statement and said the accident involved a Hiace minibus registration number BCB 9737 which was being driven by 48 year old Enock Chilufya Malama of Katonga area with 21 passengers on board.

Katongo said the accident happened when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle after a left rear tyre burst and went off the road to the right-side and overturned several times and five passengers died on the spot.

She has identified the deceased as Memory Kunda of Mpelembe area  of unknown age, Ludia Mwansa  aged 22 of Mpelembe area with her two female children Judith Kalunga aged two years and Astrida Kalunga aged four years, and Christina  Mwitwa aged 67 of Katonga area.

“Nine passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Chitambo District Hospital while eight others were treated and discharged from Mulaushi Rural Health Centre,” Katongo said.

She said the bodies of the deceased are in Serenje  District Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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Zambia Police Service embarks on an in-service training for its officers

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THE Police Service has embarked on an in-service training for its officers aimed at equipping offers with appropriate skills to enable them perform their duties so as to meet people’s expectations.

Speaking when he launched the programme, Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja said his command attaches great importance to training because it is the foundation of any functional system and a critical tool to enhancing proficiency and effectiveness in every organisation.

“I wish from the onset to announce that this program is not only commencing here at Lilayi but also in the other two police training schools and a total of 150 officers will undergo training during the initial refresher course in crowd management,” Kanganja said.

The I. G alos directed that all trainees should be imparted and exposed to similar skills in order to obtain standardized skills in handling and dealing with riotous behavior.

Kanganja said the training program will be ongoing and that his command will ensure that almost every police officer is exposed to the training.

Kanganja added that the training is also in preparation for policing of the 2021 general elections and beyond.

He added that government under President Edgar Lungu has acquired modern equipment in line with the United Nations Standards on Crowd Management.

“The assorted equipment and tools will help heighten operational efficiency in the police service as officers will now be able to swiftly respond to any form of crime. Further, the equipment will enable officers to proficiently police the 2021 general election,” said Kanganja.

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