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Please let us do our job, police advise the family of the late Dr. Tasila Tembo

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POLICE has advised the family of the late Dr. Tasila Tembo to give them chance  to do their work.
The family of Dr Tembo who was allegedly murdered by Zambia Army officer Nigel Mwaba Musonda has complained that police have denied the family an opportunity to identify the suspect since his arrest on Saturday last week.
Addressing the media in Lusaka today, family spokesperson Ms Charity Banda disclosed that the family has visited the police station where the suspect is detained but officers denied them the opportunity to identify him.
But police spokesperson Esther Katongo said there are procedures which are followed before a suspect appears in court.
” It should also be made clear that the police do not parade suspects to families of accused persons. Witnesses were already called in to identify the suspect hence there was no need for the family to offer themselves to identify the suspect unless they are witnesses.,” Mrs Katongo said.
She further clarified that police did not send the mother to the suspect to go and visit the family of the deceased person because that is outside the jurisdiction of the Police.
Mrs Katongo explained that before the suspect is charged, there are procedures to be done such as conducting identification parade and scene reconstruction among many others so as to strengthen the case.
 She said if family members need information on the matter, they need to engage the police and request for whatever information they would need and that should be done in an orderly manner.
“The police has and will never have anything to hide in this matter as our interest in this case and many other cases that we have handled and are handling is to see that suspects are prosecuted,” she said.

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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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