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Teacher donates blood to save life of a Grade 12 pupil about to start writing final national examinations

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MATERO Boys Secondary School deputy head teacher has saved the life of a seriously ill pupil by donating his blood.

Brother Given Mukanshi has donated blood to a grade 12 pupil who was in Intensive Care Unit after an emergency stomach operation a few days ago.

This is about two weeks before the Grade 12s start writing their final national examinations.

“This morning the Deputy Headteacher of Matero Boys’ Secondary School Br. Given Mukanshi S.M. donated blood to one of our Grade 12 pupils who was in ICU after an emergency stomach operation a few days ago. This is about two weeks before the Grade 12s start writing their final national examinations.

After the successful operation, the boy had been on life support which has since been turned off and he is now breathing normally. As of last night, he was short of two pints of blood. We pray for God’s healing power and a speedy recovery. All the best in the examinations.”

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RTSA concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways Limited following a number of road traffic accidents the passenger service operator has recorded in the recent past.

RTSA Director and CEO Gladwell Banda made the observation in a letter written to the operator recently following an exculpatory letter written by Likili Motorways contending the Agency’s intention to revoke its road service Licence.

The RTSA recently engaged Likili Motorways to show cause why it’s Road Service Licence (RSL) should not be revoked following a road traffic accident that happened along the Great North Road in Kabwe on December 26 last year in which five people died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries.

Mr Banda said that despite the operator submitting that it has a fleet management policy in place and is also implementing a GPS system, the Agency is still concerned with the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism as the RTSA has noticed that the operator’s drivers are still able to drive at excessive speed.

“Given the aforementioned the Agency will, in due course, send a team of officers to assess the effectiveness of the operator’s fleet safety measures after which the Agency will, if necessary, make further recommendations for improvements in order to enhance the safety of the operator,” Mr Banda said.

This is according to a statement issued by RTSA acting head of public relations, Mukela Mangolwa.

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Kabompo teacher commits suicide after quarrel with wife

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A 37-YEAR-OLD teacher of Pokola Day Secondary School in Kabompo District in Northwestern Province has ended his own life by drinking battery acid following a dispute with his wife.

After taking the acid around 17:00 hours on Friday, Innocent Mwita Ndovi was rushed to Kabompo District hospital by his family but died around 22:30 hours.

Ndovi’s death has been confirmed by Police in Northwestern Province who say they suspect no foul play and have kept the remaining acid as an exhibit.

(Source: Kalemba)

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President Lungu pays glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has paid glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba for his diligence and selfless dedication to this sport.

In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe, Lungu said he sympathises with the bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing fraternity in Zambia.

Lungu said he recalls Mr Mwamba’s unwavering commitment to promoting boxing in the country especially among the female boxers.

“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the people and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the
bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing Fraternity in Zambia. May God Almighty see you through this difficult time. May the soul of
Mwamba rest in Peace,” President Lungu said.

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25 Jan 2021, 1:07 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

46,146 Total Cases
660 Deaths
38,639 Recovered

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