A Zesco employee in Mazabuka has died after allegedly committing suicide at a named lodge.
And police say they have opened an inquiry in the matter.
“Police in Mazabuka have opened an inquiry file into a case of Sudden and Unnatural Death (Suicide) involving a male aged between 42 and 46 identified as Steward Lonje of Stage two Compound also an employee of ZESCO in Mazabuka,” Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale.
Mwale said the deceased was found hanging in one of the guest rooms by the owner of a named Lodge identified as Mukela Musialela aged 68.
Mwale said the incident happened yesterday around 11:00hours.
“Police rushed to the scene and found the deceased hanging from the ceiling board. A plastic bottle containing unknown chemical was also discovered in the room,” said Mwale.
And Mwale said the body of the deceased has been deposited to Mazabuka Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Nurse, ambulance driver killed in Lundazi road traffic accident
AN ambulance taking a patient from Ng’onga to Lundazi Hospital hit a tree at Mphamba Bridge, killing a nurse and the driver, police said.
Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Achiume said the accident happened at 2am.
He said the driver, Stephen Mulenga, a ZNS officer of Lumezi ZNS Camp, who was carrying 3 passengers sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot. Mr Peter Mwanza a nurse from Lundazi District Hospital sustained head injuries and also died on the spot.
The survivors, Crodina Moyo also of Lundazi District Health Office and an unknown male adult of unknown abode complained of general body pains and are admitted to the District Hospital.
Mr. Achiume said the accident happened when the driver of the ambulance failed to negotiate a curve and careered off the road on the right side, hitting into a tree and fell into a ditch.
Cop rejects K 10,000 early “Xmas gift”
A 49-year-old man of Lusaka has received the shock of his life after a cop he bribed instead reported him and declared the contraband.
People have commanded the officer for his action describing it as unusual.
According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the suspect was being sought by the criminal Investigations Department in another case involving motor vehicle transactions.
She said upon being summoned on December 1, this year, to appear at Police Service Headquarters for questioning, the accused person is alleged to have transacted a K10, 000 the officer identified as Inspector Lombe Chulu through mobile money account.
Mrs Katongo said the named officer reported the matter to his supervisors.
“The accused person has been arrested and detained in police custody yet to appear in Court for Corrupt Practices,” she said.