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17 year old boy, shot dead in Lusaka, as Police attempt to enforce COVID-19 regulations

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POLICE last night fought running battles with residents of Kamanga compound in Chelstone after officers who went to close a night club which was operating after the stipulated hours shot a 17 year old boy in the process.
The development angered the residents who went and attacked a local police post and smashed vehicles and injured some officers.
According to eye witnesses who live in the same community, the riot which started around 01:00 hours continued until this morning adding that police officers were discharging teagass canisters choking household occupants and detained anyone they found.
And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement to Mwebantu and said the confusion started when the night club operators resisted to have their business closed by police.
“As they tried to close the premises, patrons rose against the officers and during the process of the confusion, a firearm went off and shot Timothy Zulu aged 17 years of Kamanga Compound who has died,” Katongo said.
She said the shooting sparked riots in which Kamanga Police post and two police motor vehicles got damaged while one officer who was among the officers who went to pick the body of the victim has been injured.
Katongo said calm has restored and officers are on the ground keeping vigil.
She has sinced appealed to members of the public to remain calm as investigations continue in the matter.

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UNZA delays re-opening date for School of Medicine by two weeks

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THE University of Zambia has rescheduled the opening date for the School of Medicine to two weeks.
In a statement issued, UNZA spokesperson Dr. Brenda Bukowa said the decision follows consultations with relevant authorities.
“The University of Zambia Management would like to announce that the sessional date for School of Medicine at Ridgeway Campus that was scheduled to commence today, Monday, January 18, 2021 has been rescheduled and will now commence on February 1, 2021,” She said.
Dr Bukowa further added that decision has been arrived at following Republican President, Edgar Lungu’s guidance and in response to the rising COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates, that schools be delayed in re-opening by two weeks.
“Please note that this decision will be reviewed in due course as Management of the University of Zambia (UNZA) monitors the COVID-19 situation in the country,” Dr Bukowa said.

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Bishop of Monze, Moses Hamungole interred

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BISHOP of Monze, Moses Hamungole has been put to rest at Monze’s Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ today.

The Bishop died on the 13th of January at Levy Mwanawasa hospital after succumbing to COVID-19.

Byta FMs Brian Hantuba reports from Monze that speaking at the burial, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Liomba Mwangala said the death of the Bishop is a loss for the region as a family.

He highlighted that the late Bishop was a man who preached nothing but peace and development without being political.

Mwangala encouraged other members of the clergy to emulate the conduct of the faith leader.

Parish Chairperson Teddy Michelo bemoaned the loss of the Bishop, saying the church is lost without his leadership.

He added that the situation has worsened by the fact that the church has not mourned together as a family because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering.

Parish Priest Deogratious Kaundula thanked Monze Mission and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals for their efforts in treating the Bishop.

He quoted one of the Bishop’s last sermons that encourages Christians to call on God during challenging times.

(Source: Byta FM)

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Covid-19 Claims the life of Bwalya Mwanza

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FIRST-born Daughter to the late Regina Chifunda-Chiluba, Bwalya, has passed on.

Bwalya died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday night when relatives rushed her to the Covid-19 Treatment and Isolation Centre.

Bwalya was earlier diagnosed with Covid-19 and was isolated and treated at home until last night.

The news of Bwalya’s passing was announced by her father, Mr. Ed Mwanza.

Bwalya’s mother and widow of Zambia’s Second President Dr. Frederick Chiluba, Regina, died in February 2017 after her battle with cancer.

And another son to Regina, Mando Mwanza died in September 2018.

May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

19 Jan 2021, 2:22 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

39,515 Total Cases
578 Deaths
28,066 Recovered

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