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.
Lt Nigel Mwaba was notoriously violent, he brutally beat up his 1st wife and locked her in the house to die, sources say
PRELIMINARY investigations have revealed that late Dr Tasila Tembo’s boyfriend was notoriously violent as his first marriage ended when he brutally beat up his wife, locked her in the house to die and was later discovered by the neighbours who took her to the hospital.
And information has emerged that before her disappearance, Dr Tembo called her boyfriend to end the relationship but that did not go well with him.
The two were allegedly cohabiting for three years
Two weeks ago when Dr Tembo phoned her boyfriend that she was ending their relationship, Lt Mwaba travelled to Kasama to try and reconcile with her.
The couple then travelled back to Lusaka where Dr Tembo planned to inform her relatives about her decision to end the relationship.
However, on October 24, Lt Mwaba who had gone out arrived home at midnight and allegedly lied to his girlfriend that he wanted to go and pick up his car which was left at Total filling station on ibex main street.
He allegedly asked Dr Tembo to escort him using her motor vehicle. However, due to the rift that was there between the two, Dr Tembo asked her younger brother Lonjezo Tembo aged 30 to accompany them.
When they reached total filling station Lt Mwaba asked the brother in law to go and buy some beers and bread from the shop but when he went back he found that they had left and immediately their phones were switched off.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigations conducted so far reveals that that Lt Mwaba has been to Mazabuka and Nampundwe.
Further, Road Development Agency has been written to conduct a search at toll gates to show where he might have headed.
Dr Tasila Tembo, 47, was beheaded, police say as they look for her boyfriend aged 33 of the Zambia Army
Terrifying moment, Lusaka woman arrested in connection with abduction of a man from Intercity Bus terminal.
POLICE have arrested a 35 year old woman of Lusaka’s Kuku compound for abduction and attempted murder.
It is reported that on October 22, 2020 around 09:00 hours, Mweeta together with Three men who are currently on the run did abduct Kenny Kabwe aged 23 of Kuku Compound from Intercity Bus terminal and bundled him in the boot of a car belonging to Mweeta who is also known to be a business lady at inter city bus terminal.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale has disclosed in a statement to Mwebantu that the victim was taken to Blue water Dam in Kuku Compound where he was beaten before being thrown into the dam.
He said members of the public who were witnessing what was happening took note of the motor vehicle registration number and managed to rescue the victim who was half drowned.
“Kenny, who sustained a fractured left arm, was rushed to the Clinic by people who rescued him before reporting the matter to the police,” Mwale narrated.
He said the suspect was apprehended on Sunday after members of the public tipped police when they saw the same car at a named car park in Kuku Compound.
He said police have since launched a manhunt for the other three suspects and are yet to establish the motive behind the act.