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One person dies in a road traffic accident in Lusaka, police say

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ONE person has died in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred today around 05:00 hours on Great east road in Lusaka’s Marshland area.

Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo has confirmed the accident in a statement to Mwebantu.

Mrs Katongo said Bornface Tembo 49 of Garden compound who was driving a Toyota corolla registration number ABV 9569 sustained serious injuries while a passenger on the same motor vehicle identified as Peter Sampa whose age is not known, died on the spot.

She said a woman identified as Jacqueline Makayi aged 26 years of Rhodes Park in Lusaka who was driving a Toyota Lexus registration number BAL 6246 from west to east sustained serious injuries.

Mrs Katongo said the accident occurred when the driver of Toyota Lexus misjudged clearance distance or speed of the Toyota corolla hence hit into it.

“The injured are receiving medical attention while the body of deceased is in the mortuary awaiting postmortem,” she said.

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Authorities in Lusaka search for the body of a juvenile aged 9 in Ngwenya Dam 

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POLICE and the Fire Brigade in Lusaka are searching for the body of a juvenile aged nine years identified as Wina Namangolwa suspected to have drowned in Ngwenya Dam in Misisi Compound yesterday.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that her office received a report of suspected drowning from the father of the victim identified as Siisi Namangolwa aged 23 years of Misisi Compound that his child was in the company of his friends who reported the matter to him.
She said the victim is believed to have drowned in the process of bathing from the Dam.
“The body has not yet been retrieved and a search has continued,” she said.

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Police formally arrest and charge Lt. Nigel Mwaba, for the alleged murder of Dr. Tasila Tembo

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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

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A 31-year-old nurse of Kitwe allegedly raped while on duty in ward, police say

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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.

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05 Dec 2020, 8:21 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

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17,145 Recovered

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