POLICE say 483 people died in road traffic accidents during the third quarter of 2020 out of the 390 fatal accidents that were recorded.
And police say a total number of 7,756 road traffic accidents were recorded during the same period of which 1,206 people were seriously injured, and 2,228 persons were slightly injured.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said 4, 019 were recorded as damages only road traffic accidents.
Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 4,335 followed by Copperbelt with 1,130 whilst Northern and Western Provinces recorded the least with 131 and 162 road traffic accidents respectively.
And Katongo said K12 million was raised from admission of guilty fines in the same period under review.
Authorities in Lusaka search for the body of a juvenile aged 9 in Ngwenya Dam
Police formally arrest and charge Lt. Nigel Mwaba, for the alleged murder of Dr. Tasila Tembo
POLICE in Lusaka have now formally arrested and charged Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba aged 33 of Balastone , Lusaka West with murder which is contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu.
“The suspect is alleged to have murdered Dr. Tasila Tembo. He still remains in police custody, yet to appear in Court.” She said
A 31-year-old nurse of Kitwe allegedly raped while on duty in ward, police say
A 31-YEAR-OLD nurse of Kitwe has allegedly been raped by her workmate, a clinical officer while on duty.
It is alleged that incident happened at Care well private clinic in Nkana East while the victim was working when a clinical officer identified as Mathew Fwalanga took advantage of her.
Copperbelt Deputy Commissioner of Police Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the incident in an interview.
Mr Namuswa said the suspect remained behind to study after he knocked off from work.
He said the victim asked to use the suspect’s phone but as she returned it, Fwalanga grabbed her hand and twisted her right hand from behind, pulled her into the ward.
Mr Namuswa said Fwalanga then forced her to bend down and pulled down her uniform trousers and pant and then penetrated her.
“It is alleged that the nurse asked for help from the suspect to phone the security guard so that she can send him to buy food. It was at this point that the clinical officer took advantage of the victim knowing that they were only two in the clinic and raped her,” Mr Namuswa said.
He said attempts by the victim to shout for help did not yield any results as there was no one at the clinic.
The deputy provincial police commissioner said after he finished raping her, the suspect left the health institution and is currently on the run.
“We have launched a manhunt to bring the suspect to book while the victim has been taken into hospital for medical examination and treatment after she complained of abdominal pains, “he said.
This comes barely days when Zambia is commemorating 16 days of gender activism to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.