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RTSA mourns accident victims, concerned with the spike in road traffic accidents

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RTSA Chief Executive Officer Gladwell Banda says he is concerned with the increase in  the number of fatal road accidents that have occurred in the recent past in Zambia.
And Banda has also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families for accident victims that died in separate traffic accidents in Chirundu, Petauke and Mwense districts.
In a statement issued by his Public Relations Manager Frederick Mubanga, Banda said it is heartbreaking to learn about the statistics of people that have died in road accidents in the past few weeks.
“We have witnessed tragedy accident in the recent past – with eight people dying in Petauke, five along the Chirundu – Lusaka road, six in a bus accident in Mwense and another five on the same day along the Mwense – Mansa road. Unfortunately, such accidents seem to have become a common phenomenon on our roads,” Banda said
Banda also disclosed that the country had recorded a 30% reduction of fatal accidents in the first half of 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019.
He said investigations have revealed that most of the recent road accidents have been as a result of human error, which can be controlled.
“Some instances of human error include excessive speed, drinking while driving, driver fatigue and wrong over-taking,” said Banda.

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Zimbabwean truck driver arrested by DEC for trafficking in 1.6 tones of cannabis 

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A-25 year old Zimbabwean truck driver has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for trafficking in Cannabis which was concealed in black plastics in an improvised compartment of his vehicle.
The suspect identified as Justin Chapinduka of of Harare has also been charged with another count for attempting to bribe a DEC officer.
DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo said the suspect has been arrested for trafficking in 78 bags of dry loose cannabis weighing 1.6 tonnes which was concealed in black plastics found in an improvised compartment of the truck.
Katongo said the suspect abandoned his truck when he was intercepted at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) checkpoint in Luangwa on 29th November, 2020 and a man hunt was launched for his arrest.
“On 2nd December, 2020, the owner of the truck, Mike Mpinga, 34, a Zimbabwean businessman together with his truck driver who was on the run, were apprehended at Levy Mall in Lusaka, where the Zimbabwean businessman attempted to bribe a DEC officer with K30,000 for the release of his truck,” Katongo said.
She said the case involving the owner of the truck has since been handed over to the Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigations and possible prosecution while the truck driver has been charged with trafficking in 1.6 tonnes of cannabis.
She said all suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.

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Chongwe Lower Zambezi is open for the Festive season

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#Mwebantu Join us on the river for fun, fishing and family time this holiday season! Enjoy your festive break at Chongwe Lower Zambezi.  Choose from the Chongwe Camp, Suites or House on the banks of the Zambezi River and beautifully located in the valley. Lower Zambezi National Park is known for the variety of activities on offer, including game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, boat cruises and tiger fishing.

Nestled between an imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley boasts a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It has stunning scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife.

CHONGWE CAMP

Dotted along the riverbank, Chongwe Camp is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife like lions, leopards and wild dog.  Its nine classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided. Each has a panoramic view along the Chongwe River, a spacious open-air bathroom, a porch with comfortable lounge chairs, and features local textiles and handcrafted furniture.

CHONGWE SUITES

Named after indigenous plants growing in the area, the Cassia and Albida Suites are nestled under ancient towering trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers.  The one-bedroom Cassia Suite is a private suite for two, perfect for honeymooners and couples. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Albida Suite sleeps four guests and is great for families wanting their own space or friends travelling together. Both have en-suite open air bathrooms with a clawfoot bath, a canopied lounge and dining area, a pool overlooking the river, a fire pit and a dedicated butler.

CHONGWE HOUSE

Chongwe House rests on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
A two-storey, four-bedroom, four-bathroom private house, its design blends effortlessly into the undulating landscape around it, with river pebble accents and furniture carved from a fallen winterthorn tree.

The house sleeps four to eight people and features private open-air bathtubs and waterfall showers, a large pool, and spacious indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas perfect for spending time together.

Listen to fish eagle calls and the faint sound of a resident family of warthogs ‘mowing’ the grass outside. Watch elephants wade across the river right in front of the house. Savour fine dining in the wild, featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

For more information, please take a look at the local rates banner. For bookings and enquiries email: chris@timeandtideafrica.com

 

 

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Nurse, ambulance driver killed in Lundazi road traffic accident

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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.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

05 Dec 2020, 5:04 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

17,857 Total Cases
364 Deaths
17,145 Recovered

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